The humanitarian situation in Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is alarming. Humanity & Inclusion is on the ground helping victims and ensuring that vital aid reaches the people who need it most.
Humanity & Inclusion in Yemen
Humanity & Inclusion has 127 staff members working in Yemen to support people with disabilities, as well as those injured in the regional conflict that started in March 2015. The organization also supports NGOs to better include people with disabilities in emergency response.
Following its reunification in 1991, Yemen has been subject to chronic political instability and a catastrophic economic situation. Since 2011, the country has experienced a new spiral of violence which has culminated in a civil war opposing diverse political factions. This conflict has become particularly violent following March 2015 and the military intervention of a coalition of Arab countries in the country. The war has since taken root, becoming one of the worst crises on the world with at least 100,000 people who have been killed, and leaving Yemen heavily contaminated by improvised explosive devices and mines.
Essential infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed by bombing raids, and more than half of the country's health facilities are no longer operational.
More than 20 million people require humanitarian aid. Among them, 16 million Yemenis are food insecure and and over 4 million are displaced due to the violence. Humanitarian organizations continue to experience challenges working in the country.
Areas of Intervention
- Relief for victims of conflict
- Orthopedic fitting and rehabilitation
- Inclusive emergency response
- Explosive weapons risk education
Since its return to Yemen in 2014, Humanity & Inclusion has been implementing actions to mitigate the impact of the crisis affecting the whole country, focusing on injured people and people with disabilities, and meeting the most urgent needs as close as possible to frontlines.
The organization currently works in hospitals and rehabilitation centers in Sana’a, Hajjah, Aden Lajih, and Taizz governorates. Teams provide physical rehabilitation, mobility devices and psychosocial support to the people injured or left with permanent disabilities by the conflict. Humanity & Inclusion also delivers training and awareness-raising sessions to the physical therapists and other medical staff working on rehabilitation care and the treatment of war injuries.
Humanity & Inclusion also supports other humanitarian organizations working in Yemen to ensure that people with disabilities, isolated people, women, aging individuals and children are included within the humanitarian interventions.
Humanity & Inclusion also raises the awareness relating to the presence of explosive devices and mines, teaching people how to spot, avoid and report these dangerous weapons.