More than 50,000 persons are benefiting from Humanitarian Relief Campaign in Al Hudaydah Governorate
On Thursday, April 21, Direct Aid Society – Yemen Office launches “Humanitarian Relief Campaign” in Al Hudaydah Governorate in coordination with the local authority, Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the executive authority the governorate. Both of Abi Mousa Al-Ashaari Association for Social Charity and Al-Atef Developmental and Charitable Institution will participate in executing this campaign for relieving and meet the needs of more than 50,000 aggrieved and displaced persons as the campaign started on April 21 till May 7, 2016.
Ms. Saud Al-Asousi, Director of Yemen Office of Direct Aid Society, said that Direct Aid Society was and is still one of the first international organizations responded to the call of relieving their brothers in more than one distressed area in Yemen as Direct Aid Society is considered the first international organization responds to the call of relieving Directorate of Al-Zahra afflicted with floods which destroyed a lot of houses and displaced hundreds of families, followed by relieving the other directorates. Al-Asousi noted that the humanitarian duty impose us to meet the basic needs of people, especially that Yemen undergoes a hard humanitarian crisis never witnessed before. Al-Asousi assures that this campaign comes after several campaigns carried out by Direct Aid Society in Hadhramaut, Sana’a, Taiz and Amran, whereas more than 88,000 persons benefitted from. Objective of the campaign is to reach the people with special needs and the people suffering from diseases like kidney failure, thalassemia and cancer in addition to those people who are displaced due to the war and natural disasters.
Deputy Director of Direct Aid Society Office in Yemen – Eng. Abdulhakim Al-Qaisi – said that this campaign comes in response to the call of Al Hudaydah Governorate for meeting the humanitarian needs there due to the bad living conditions faced by the majority of people, especially those who are living in Al Hudaydah Governorate as they are missing the simplest basic elements of life. Direct Aid Society will distribute 10,000 baskets of food, each basket contains (25 Kg) of floor, (10 Kg) of sugar, (20 Kg) of rice, (3liters) of oil and (24 packs) of peas. The baskets of food will be distributedto (13 directorates) in the governorate as following: in Al Hudaydah town the baskets will be distributed to 600 families, in Al-Khoukha, the baskets will be distributed to 688, in Al-Hujaila Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 498 families, in Zbaid Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 895, in Bajil the baskets will be distributed to 769 families, in Al-Sukhna Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 700 families, in Jabal Ras Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 590 families, in Al-Zahra Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 593 families, in Al-Dhuha Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 449 families, in Al-Zaidiah Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 715 families, in Al-Saleef the baskets will be distributed to 593 families, in Kamran Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 569 families and finally in Al-Maghllaf Directorate the baskets will be distributed to 495 families in accordance to the report we received from partners.
Al-Asousi praises all the great efforts that contributed and helped in supporting and providing relief to the needy and aggrieved people in Yemen endeavoredmainly by the local authority represented in the Governor of Al Hudaydah and the Office of Planning and International Cooperation in addition to the partner societies headquartered in the governorate as Abi Mousa Al-Ashaari Association for Social Charity and Al-Atef Developmental and Charitable Institution as they helped in facilitating the work of campaign through coordinating, following-up and facilitating the process of reaching to those aggrieved and needy people in the governorate.
Al-Asousi stated that Al Hudaydah is considered one of the most distressed provinces passed by a humanitarian disastrous crisis before and the situation currently is become worse increasingly whereas the poverty rate is very high to extent that the basic services like the pure drinking water are not available in addition to the high temperature and lack of electrical power. All of this led to the spread of diseases and epidemics especially among children and women. Al-Asousi calls and solicit the local and international humanitarian organizations to provide the urgent assistance to Republic of Yemen in general and to Al Hudaydah in particular, especially to children and women and those who are in a great need for food, water, health care and housing.
It is worth mentioning that Direct Aid Society is working in the humanitarian aspects in the African Continent thirty years ago and has 33 branches there. Yemen is considered the first country in Arabian Peninsula where Direct Aid Society works as it seeks to focus on several aspects including importantly health aspect, water services, poverty control, developing the human resources and creating a spirit of cooperation and creativity.