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 assists the most vulnerable as violence hits northern Mozambique
© HI
Emergency

HI assists the most vulnerable as violence hits northern Mozambique

For several days, HI’s teams have been working to guide and assist vulnerable populations - pregnant women, older people, people with disabilities, and children - displaced by recent fighting in Palma, northern Mozambique. They urgently need access to water, food and shelter.

A devastating fire in Freetown leaves thousands homeless and in shock
© HI
Emergency

A devastating fire in Freetown leaves thousands homeless and in shock

On the evening of 24 March 2021, a terrible fire burnt down the shanty town of Susan's Bay in Freetown, capital city of Sierra Leone. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is providing psychological support to the victims.

HI deploys teams in wake of Rohingya camps fire
© HI
Emergency

HI deploys teams in wake of Rohingya camps fire

On 22nd March, a major blaze ripped through the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. More than 40,000 people were directly affected and lost their shelter. Eleven people died and over 550 people were injured, according to initial reports. Humanity & Inclusion's (HI’s) teams have been deployed to assist the most vulnerable.

FOLLOW US