Qatar Red Crescent Will Empower Yemeni Families Through A New Livelihood Project

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The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is stepping up to help 4,683 vulnerable and displaced individuals rebuild their lives. Partnering with their Yemeni counterparts, they’ve launched a $416,344 project focused on five key areas: Shabwah, Hadramaut, Al-Mahrah, Hajjah, and Sanaa.

Here’s how they’re making a difference:

  • Skills for Success: 669 families, the backbone of their communities, will receive vocational training and crucial resources. This means learning new skills like tailoring, fishing, beekeeping, livestock herding, and even solar panel and smartphone maintenance – all skills that can translate into income and stability.
  • Starting Strong: The project kicked off in Ataq District with 111 sewing machines distributed to families and individuals with special needs. They’ve already received training, and now they’re equipped to put their skills to work and support their loved ones.

Building on Success

This isn’t QRCS’s first rodeo. They’ve successfully completed a similar initiative in Aden, Lahij, and Abyan, helping 4,270 internally displaced people. This project cost $278,600, and it’s clear they’re committed to making a lasting impact.

Yemen’s Needs Remain Urgent

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Remember, this project is just a drop in the ocean. Yemen is grappling with the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with 4.5 million people still displaced after nine years of brutal war. Two-thirds of the population, a staggering 21.6 million people, need humanitarian assistance.

Every bit counts

The war between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels has taken a devastating toll, with an estimated 233,000 lives lost. QRCS’s initiative is a beacon of hope, showing that even small steps can make a big difference in people’s lives.

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