Emergency Flood Relief
Beginning on October 23, torrential rains of a tropical storm hit parts of Yemen. The storm had devastating effects, especially in Yemen’s eastern Hadramawt and al–Mahra governorates, both of which were declared disaster areas. ADRA worked with local communities to provide health and medical equipment, as well as materials to rebuild homes and livelihoods.
Yassin Hassan Hud
Baby Yassin Hassan Hud was one of the first patients to benefit from our free medical support.
He suffered from bronchitis in February when he was just two months old. When we saw him, he was weak and smeared with sohma, a local traditional remedy, on his nose and head. After the diagnosis, for five continuous days he received his daily injection provided free by ADRA. His mother said Yassin recovered quickly from his illness and was soon up and crawling.
When we saw him in May, he was almost six months old, strong, health and smiling happily at our camera when we tried to take his picture.
|Baby Yassin before treatment|
|Yassin receiving his injection||6 month old Yassin happy and active now|
Rijab Khamis Huweidi
Rijab Khamis Huweidi, a 52 year–old farmer living in Mishtah. He has a household of 12. After his house was destroyed by the flood, the government relocated them to the town of Tarim. But he is so poor that he does not have the means to travel to his field every day. He left his family behind and lived in a tent among his date palms. As the summer heat became unbearable, he asked for ADRA’s help to enable him to build a small hut next to his field.
When we visited him in February, he cleared out a piece of land planning to build on it. ADRA provided him with the material and when we returned in May, he had already nearly finished a house using the material. Rijab is very happy about his new house and he thanked ADRA for our help.