After an eight-hour shift, Walid comes back home and receives a warm welcome from his two kids – a 12-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy.
Due to the ongoing conflict, Walid’s family was forced to move twice before they found a safe place to live. They are far from alone. Since the beginning of the conflict, almost 13 per cent of the Yemeni population has faced the same situation. On top of that, more than 3 million people live in flood-prone areas. In 2021, the Yemeni Red Crescent provided shelter material, food and personal hygiene kits to more than 53,000 households across the country. They also delivered services such as psychosocial support, cash assistance and food to more than 284,000 people through the Community Centre in Amran, a city northwest of Sa’ana.
Disasters like floods and droughts have only made matters more difficult so providing access to basic services like water and sanitation is crucial. The Yemeni Red Crescent provides with clean water to 6,692 households – an estimated total amount of more than 46,800 people in different districts of Yemen.