Qatar Charity was amongst the first international humanitarian organizations to distribute urgent food and medical aid in and around the Yemeni city of Aden over this past weekend. The distribution was made despite significant difficulties in reaching the needy and benefited thousands of affected people.
Qatar Charity helped more than 30,000 affected people in Aden; including both regions of Al Mualla and Tawahi, and the Directorate of Sheikh Othman, which is divided into five regions: Omar Al Mukhtar, Sanafir, Seela, Dar Saad and Kabihan, in addition to the Directorate of Mansoura. Food baskets were also provided to 35,000 households in the city of Hodeidah.
Large quantities of seventeen varieties of medicines and medical consumables, including drugs and treatments for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart problems were also provided. The medical items were delivered to Aden governmental hospitals, as well as a number of private hospitals, including the Al-Wali, Al-Nagib and Al-Salam hospitals, where many injured civilians are being treated.
Qatar Charity has been working in Yemen since 1994 and provides services to the needy in all regions and in a wide-range of sectors, including health, water, education and social welfare, in addition to the establishment and furnishing of multi-service centres, seasonal projects, relief projects and economic empowerment projects for poor families, young people and women. As part of its commitment to the principles of its Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Qatar Charity has implemented a number of these projects in cooperation with different bodies of the United Nations as well as local, national partners.
Over the past three years, Qatar Charity has provided more than USD 95.8 million in aid to the people of Yemen.