A delegation from the headquarters of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has visited the representation office in Yemen to inspect the progress of the ongoing health, shelter, and water projects in Lahij and Taiz.

Accompanied by engineer Ahmed Hassan al-Sharaji, head of QRCS office in Yemen, the delegation visited Khalifa General Hospital in Al-Turbah District, to see how QRCS’ interventions helped improve medical services, especially at the departments of obstetric emergency and CT scan, constructed last year by QRCS, under a comprehensive medical care services project.

The delegation also visited the Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterisation Centre in Taiz, to examine the completion rate in the project to install and operate new cardiac catheterisation equipment, which is expected to significantly upgrade therapeutic and diagnostic services for patients with cardiovascular diseases.

In Al-Maafer District, the delegation visited the construction site of housing units for war-affected families. Aimed at helping the beneficiaries return to their home villages following years of forced displacement and living at camps, the project involves the construction of 83 housing units, at a cost of $418,424.

The team also went to Lahij, to check on the progress of digging a water well in Al-Houta District, under a project to dig/rehabilitate 17 boreholes across Abyan, Lahij, Ibb, and Taiz, at a total cost of $1,116,487. They visited Ibn Khaldun Hospital’s Qatar Dialysis Centre in Al-Houta, to get information about the needed medical, financial, and other operational resources.

QRCS will also implement seven projects to meet the food, clothing, and other everyday needs of 18,050 orphans, pegged at QR4,957,000. The target countries are Palestine (Gaza), Niger, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Iraq.
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