Qatar Charity signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Yemen to implement a water and sanitation services project and to improve access to health services in the governorates of Taiz and Ibb, at a total cost exceeding QR5mn.
The agreement comes as an extension of the previous pacts signed by Qatar Charity with OCHA in Yemen over the past years, to provide emergency response to the most vulnerable groups of displaced persons, host communities, and those affected by the crisis in Yemen.
Within the framework of the agreement, the water project aims to establish two water collection tanks in the villages of Al-Barasha and Al-Juwaih in Taiz, in addition to monitoring water quality in eight wells in Ibb Governorate and nine wells in Taiz Governorate and building 35 toilets. It is expected that this project will contribute to promoting sound health practices by disseminating health and environmental awareness among target groups and provide them with water and sanitation services in these areas. The number of beneficiaries is expected to reach 118,721.
The same agreement aims to provide health services, through which nine health facilities in Taiz and Ibb will be supported, covering the costs of operating these facilities, the salaries of their workers, purchasing medicines, medical supplies, and the laboratory, and covering transportation costs for emergency situations. This project will ensure access to primary healthcare services for approximately 61,625 displaced people.
Qatar Charity had previously signed three co-operation agreements in 2020 and 2021 with OCHA, worth more than QR5mn to implement projects in health, water, and environmental sanitation sectors in three Yemeni governorates, Ibb, Al Hudaydah, and Hajjah.
Qatar Charity, in partnership with OCHA and in co-ordination with the Yemeni Ministry of Health, distributed medicines and medical supplies to eight health centres and units and paid incentives to more than 80 cadres of medical workers in both the cities of Hajjah and Hodeidah, benefiting approximately 121,000 displaced Yemenis and the host community.
Related Story