ADRA Germany
Germany | Pierre Schweitzer

Since 2012, ADRA Germany has been implementing health projects in Yemen, together with the local ADRA office. ADRA currently maintains 12 health facilities to be hubs where help is needed.

Starting in 2015, when the war in Yemen began, one in three residents has suffered from malnutrition and hunger. According to the United Nations, over 24 million people—about 80 percent of the population—need humanitarian aid.

In the poorest regions of Al-Hudaydah, Hajjah, and Saada, ADRA provides free emergency medical assistance to approximately 450,000 people, with the support of the German Foreign Office and other donors. Hospitals and mobile clinics are supported financially and logistically to save the lives of many people. Several hospitals have been expanded in the last two years and received better equipment.

Thanks to the support of ADRA, people can get their necessary medicines in specially equipped pharmacies. Thanks to the installation of sanitary facilities, water treatment, and water purification plants, hygiene in the hospitals is improving.

People are better protected against cholera epidemics or the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to ADRA’s mobile teams, first aid and medicines can be provided in remote areas. Additional professionals have been trained to increase the performance and scale of medical relief efforts. The ADRA team listens to people and their stories and offers them psychosocial support.

This year, emergency medical assistance on the ground will be expanded. As part of another project, the Yemeni healthcare system will be stabilized in the long term and have its capacities expanded. Among other things, care for pregnant women and obstetric medicine will be improved in order to sustainably reduce maternal and child mortality. This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

More About ADRA Germany

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA Deutschland e.V.) is a state-recognized German non-governmental organization (NGO). It was founded in 1986 and is part of the international ADRA network, run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

True to its motto, "Serving humanity so that all people can live as God intended", and its statutory mandates, ADRA Deutschland e.V. works with many international partners to help people in need (emergency humanitarian aid/disaster relief) and stop poverty (development cooperation) and oppression (advocacy) in the poorest parts of the world. The goal is to bring about sustainable and equitable human development. This requires education, solidarity, and civil society action in Germany as well.

To read the original article, please go here.