Saudi aid organization and UN health agency reach an agreement to reduce Yemeni female fatalities

Saudi aid organization and UN health agency reach an agreement to reduce Yemeni female fatalities

In order to reduce the number of fatalities among girls and pregnant women in Yemen, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Center has intensified its collaboration with a UN health organization. On Tuesday, representatives from KSrelief and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) signed a contract to offer reproductive health care to women in…

Increased access to healthcare in Yemen is being secured through a partnership between Japan and UNOPS

Increased access to healthcare in Yemen is being secured through a partnership between Japan and UNOPS

With the help of the Japanese government, UNOPS deployed eight mobile medical clinics to the Public Health and Population Ministry in Aden, intending to enhance the care of the Aden population. The initiative “Urgent Support to Health Services through the Provision of Mobile Clinics in Yemen,” funded by the Japanese government, aimed to improve access…

In war-torn Yemen, an Imam advocates the benefits of vaccines

In war-torn Yemen, an Imam advocates the benefits of vaccines

Doctors and religious leaders are critical in establishing confidence and persuading parents and communities to immunize their kids from polio. Dr. Nabeel is a doctor by practice and a qualified imam (Islamic teacher) from the Ministry of Endowment in Southern Yemen, earning him the sobriquet “the mobile imam.” He combines his religious background and medical…

Pregnant women in Yemen are at risk due to a lack of emergency obstetric treatment

Pregnant women in Yemen are at risk due to a lack of emergency obstetric treatment

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) is Yemen’s primary provider of women’s healthcare and reproductive medicine and the leading supplier of reproductive healthcare. However, due to a lack of funds, it has had to reduce humanitarian efforts by 25% since the beginning of the year. (So far, only 13% of a USD 100 million campaign has…

Nearly 56,000 Ma’rib residents receive lifesaving health care thanks to the IOM and Japan

Nearly 56,000 Ma’rib residents receive lifesaving health care thanks to the IOM and Japan

As a result of years of conflict and war, around half of Yemen’s medical facilities are currently operating at full capacity. Last year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Japanese government provided life-saving medical aid to Al Jufainah, Yemen’s largest displacement center. Since the crisis began in 2015, over 860,000 people have been…

WHO initiative to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Yemen

WHO initiative to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in Yemen

The World Health Organization will invest USD 2.8 million over six months to increase immunization coverage for the COVID-19 vaccine in southern Yemen from 5% to 10%. In collaboration with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), the WHO is collecting and distributing COVID-19 vaccines along with supplies to districts and healthcare…

KSrelief organization provides health treatment and gives out food packs in Yemen

KSrelief organization provides health treatment and gives out food packs in Yemen

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has begun delivering health care in Yemen’s Harad Directorate of the Hajjah Governorate. It is projected that between May 18 and May 24, the clinics admitted and cared for 426 people with a variety of health conditions, providing them with…

Newly restored health facilities provide lifeline to communities in Ma’rib, Yemen

Newly restored health facilities provide lifeline to communities in Ma’rib, Yemen

It is difficult to recall life before the crisis, yet many Yemenis swear they were happy before the war. Nawal Zain works as an obstetrician at Yemen’s Al Wahda Hospital in Al Husoon. According to the IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix, 78,500 people will be relocated from the governorate of Ma’rib alone in 2021. The influx…

Yemen’s healthcare services continue to be supported by Saudi aid group

Yemen’s healthcare services continue to be supported by Saudi aid group

The Yemeni governorates of Aden, Lahij, Taiz, Hodeidah, Hajjah, and Marib are receiving financing from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center for a feeding program for young children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. The project, which aims to provide nutritional treatment, healthcare, and counseling services, assisted 51,401 people in one week. These activities…

WHO: Helping Yemen’s health system cope with COVID-19 and offer life-saving services

WHO: Helping Yemen’s health system cope with COVID-19 and offer life-saving services

In addition to community-based efforts, the World Health Organization (WHO) is partnering with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) to maintain the COVID-19 response and key services at specialized healthcare facilities. WHO will carry out these focused and extended health initiatives in Yemen over the next ten months with funds from KSrelief…

Saudi Arabian aid center is launching a heart surgery project in Yemen

Saudi Arabian aid center is launching a heart surgery project in Yemen

The Saudi Fund for Development, which was established in 1974 to aid economic improvement in disadvantaged countries, has assisted 55 countries in four years. The 12th Voluntary Medical Project for Open Heart Surgery for Adults in Al-Mukalla was inaugurated on Sunday by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center as part of the city’s…

Inauguration of the largest hospital in Yemen by UAE delegation

Inauguration of the largest hospital in Yemen by UAE delegation

The hospital will have 350 beds after the first phase of development is completed. The hospital’s inaugural phase was launched by a team from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. The public hospital plans were overseen by Sheik Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of the Khalifa bin…

Observing changes in urban activity Yemen with COVID-19 

Observing changes in urban activity Yemen with COVID-19 

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, global governments have implemented substantial physical isolation measures to prevent and regulate viral transmission. Outside of Europe and the United States, there is a severe lack of quantitative, spatially disaggregated data on population-scale changes in activity as a result of these initiatives.  Public health organizations are frequently forced to…

Severe wasting during times of COVID-19 in Yemen

Severe wasting during times of COVID-19 in Yemen

Severe wasting, also known as acute malnutrition or severe malnutrition among children, is a preventable but deadly emergency. Severe malnutrition, the most fatal form, is one of the greatest threats to children’s survival. Infectious disorders such as diarrhea, measles, and malaria, which deplete young children’s immune systems, are responsible for one out of every five…

Yemen’s Sanaa airport welcomes the first commercial flight in six years

Yemen’s Sanaa airport welcomes the first commercial flight in six years

Peace activists have openly applauded the implementation of one of the fundamental components of the UN-sponsored ceasefire agreement, which is thought to boost the prospect of long-term peace in Yemen. After a six-year wait, the first commercial flight from Yemen’s Sanaa international airport took off on Monday, May 16. The Yemeni plane, with 126 passengers,…