Since its return to Yemen in 2014, HI has been implementing actions to mitigate the impact of the crisis affecting the whole country, focusing on the most vulnerable people - including injured people and people with disabilities - and meeting the most urgent needs, as close as possible to the front lines.
The organisation currently works in health establishments (hospitals and rehabilitation centres) mainly in Sana’a and in Aden: teams directly intervene to meet the urgent needs through an integrated approach on physical rehabilitation and psychosocial support - including the distribution of rehabilitation materials - to the people injured or left disabled by the conflict. HI also delivers training and awareness-raising sessions to the physiotherapists and other medical staff working on rehabilitation care and managing war injuries. Since the COVID pandemic, HI works through remote follow-up of patients to ensure rehabilitation services would continue safely.
Besides, HI supports the humanitarian organisations working in Yemen to ensure that vulnerable people (mainly people with disabilities, but also isolated people, women, elder peoples or children) are better taken into account within the humanitarian interventions and are not left out. HI also raises the awareness of staff members of various NGOs to the risks linked to the presence of explosive devices and mines.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HI has continued to help the world’s most vulnerable people. We have adapted our interventions in more than 45 countries.