Goto main content

Yemen: An urgent need to provide care for the injured

Emergency Rehabilitation

For one year now Yemen has been torn apart by a conflict that has killed over 3,000 civilians. The humanitarian needs are immense. Since October 2015, Handicap International has been providing care for the injured. Over 1,200 people have already been helped by the organisation.

Saeed, a Handicap International physiotherapist, with a patient at the Al-Thawra hospital in Sanaa, one of the main hospitals providing care for victims of the conflict.

© Handicap International

Handicap International is working in two hospitals and one health centre in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, where patients from throughout the north and west of the country are treated.

The organisation provides assistance in managing the physical and psychological trauma patients have suffered. The first aid they receive is absolutely vital to ensuring patients make as full a recovery as possible in terms of their physical capacities. Handicap International has therefore trained 100 health care staff working in Sanaa and other governorates in treating traumatic injuries inflicted through conflict.

The organisation has also distributed 1,800 mobility aids, including crutches and wheelchairs, which help people with injuries to recover their independence more quickly. However, it is important not to forget about the invisible suffering that also results from this violence: over 1,000 people, both victims of the conflict and their close family and friends, have received psychological support from the organisation.

At the same time, Handicap International is sharing information and advice with other humanitarian organisations working in the country to ensure proper provision is made for vulnerable people - people with disabilities, women, children etc. - in their emergency response efforts, such as water or food distributions.

Over the last few weeks, our teams have been carrying out identification work in the geographical areas worst affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war. This work will ultimately be used to inform the local populations of the risk of accidents due to explosive remnants of war.

Date published: 25/03/16

COUNTRIES

Where we work

Read more

HI provides rehabilitation care for family injured by Haiti earthquake
© R.CREWS/ HI
Emergency Rehabilitation

HI provides rehabilitation care for family injured by Haiti earthquake

After being injured when their home collapsed, Stephanie and her aunt Valerie received mobility aids and are learning rehabilitation exercises from Humanity & Inclusion physical therapists.

Haiti: One month after the quake
© R.CREWS/ HI
Emergency

Haiti: One month after the quake

One month after an earthquake wreaked havoc in southwest Haiti, humanitarian needs remain immense. The disaster caused over 2,000 deaths and left 650,000 people in need of vital support.

HI continues activities in Afghanistan
© HI
Emergency Explosive weapons Rehabilitation

HI continues activities in Afghanistan

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is steadily resuming its activities in four provinces - Herat, Kunduz, Kandahar and Nimroz. After more than 30 years of war, the humanitarian needs in Afghanistan are immense.

FOLLOW US