Rehabilitation of the sewerage network in Al Hawk neighborhoods in Al Hudaydah restores a healthy and safe life for the population

Due to the consequences of the war in Yemen since mid-2015, basic services have been disrupted. And the National Water and Sanitation Authority in Al Hudaydah Governorate was unable to drain the rain water and dispose of wastewater that has flowed into the streets of Al Hawak neighborhoods, south of Al Hudaydah Governorate.
Mosquito proliferated and disease spread, and many residents in the neighborhoods of (Al Dahmeyah, Kawkaban, Al Hawak Al Olia, Al Hawak Al Sofla, and Al Honood) were infected with dengue fever, cholera and malaria.
Dozens of shops were closed, and children could not find a place to play, after wastewater and sewage overflowed public squares in the middle of their homes and turned them into centers for mosquitos and worms to proliferate.

Due to the support provided by the Humanitarian Pooled Fund – Yemen (YHF) for the Integrated Assistance Project, Tamdeen Youth Foundation, in partnership with the National Water and Sanitation Authority, managed to suction wastewater, lift waste and solid materials, replace damaged covers for the drains and rehabilitate the sewerage network in the 5 neighborhoods, and save the lives of 49,739 people, from an environmental disaster.

Today, residents bade farewell to their suffering with sewage overflow, and the children were able to play in a clean environment and go to school, rather than being engaged with their families in the chase after the insects that were invading their homes.

Ali Hassan Heba recalls the suffering in Al-Hawak Al Sofla Quarter by saying: (Malaria, fever and rashes diseases were common to the people of the neighborhood and most families did not survive infection with one of these diseases … Then Tamdeen Youth Foundation came to rehabilitate the sewerage network and suction the sewage as a savior for us from the suffering and tragedy that we were unable to address.)

Solar energy is an alternative source to have access to clean and sustainable drinking water

Residents of Qawan village in Jahran district, Dhammar governorate faced a severe shortage of clean water supplies to their homes due to the oil derivatives crisis and the suspension of the diesel-powered water project, so many of them were forced to drink from unsanitary water.
Tamdeen Youth Tamdeen Foundation (TYF), in partnership with UNICEF, has implemented a rehabilitation for the project and installed a 22,500-watt solar power system, and enabled 1410 residents of the village to have access to clean and sustainable drinking water.

2020 is the year of Education for Tamdeen Youth Foundation

Tamdeen Youth Foundation believes that education is the gateway to peace-building, and the window of hope to get out of the cycle of violence, poverty and conflict to a better future for Yemen and its children. On the occasion of the International Day of Education, January 24, the Foundation announces that education is on the top of its programs for the year 2020, which it launched by mobilizing resources for the construction of 3 schools in the most deprived and densely populated areas of Taiz Governorate (Omar Bin Al Khattab School in Ayfoua, Shara’ab Al Salam district, Al-Khair School in Bani Bukari, Jabal Habashy district; and a school for the people of the villages of She’ab Omarin, Al-Hwait and Haydhah in Samea district). Tamdeen Youth Foundation highly values the interaction of the private sector youth, businessmen, local councils and community initiatives to support its program for education promotion in Yemen. It appeals to the business club, the federation of chambers of commerce and industry and government agencies to adopt the foundation’s initiative to integrate with local civil society organizations, to work with a common vision and mechanism, and to implement programs and projects to achieve sustainable development. In partnership with Care International and government agencies and funds, the foundation also announces the completion of the field surveys of the (Economic empowerment) program in Sana’a, Taiz and Aden . This program, which is characteristic of Tamdeen Youth strategy for the years 2020_2022, aims at lifting thousands of youth in Yemen from unemployment and poverty, and giving them life skills and careers that guarantee them a decent life and enable them to join the labor market and contribute to the reconstruction of YemenIn conclusion, the foundation affirms that success will be completed only with the effective partnership and support of donors, the private sector and the government … Together for sustainable development and a stable and effective society.

Janat Nabeel: I want colored pencils and a drawing book

Janat Nabeel Ali Abdullah, a 6-year-old Yemeni girl who was displaced with her family from Qa’atabah in Al-Dhalea, and all found refuge only in Ad Daleel region in Ibb governorate .
“I have succeeded in bringing one game of mine, and I don’t know the fate of the rest … I want colorful pencils and a drawing book that my brother promised to buy when we go home,” Janat said innocently. She left the RRM team, implemented by Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with a full smile of hope.

Sabah Al-Ammari : I dream of a safe life in which I return with my family to my home

Sabah Al-Ammari is a 40-year-old woman forced by the war to displace with her husband and their 8 children from Al Fakher village, Qa’atabah district, in Al Dhalea governorate to Ibb governorate. The Rapid Response Project (RRM) team, implemented by Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was able to reach them on Oqed mountain in Al Makhader district and assisted them to survive …
“My dreams are modest, I want a safe life in which I return with my family to my home,” Sabah said of her dreams.
War may force us to displace … But it will not lose our resolve to continue life

He took his son “Omar” to the corner of the rehydration, unconscious…. He left it walking with a smile that gives hope and life

“Khalid Jawas” was not sure that his child would remain alive until he reached the health unit in Baherah hamlet in Mawiyah district – Taiz city. Khaled carried his 9-year-old child “Omar” between his arms. Omar lost consciousness 4 hours after he had severe diarrhea accompanied by vomiting. Khalid went quickly from his village, “Habil Al-Shalin”, to the health unit of “Baherah”. The medical team met him in the unit and the signs of panic and fear apparent on his face, embracing his child, who is unconscious
Omar” was subjected to preliminary tests that showed a third-degree dehydration. He was given IV fluids according to the WHO protocol and standards … But diarrhea did not stop. Dr. Omar Al-Fahd decided to transfer him to the patient lying room in the corner of the rehydration, which was established in the unit in mid-March 2019 with five other corners in Mawiyah and As Silw districts to treat acute cases of diarrhea and cholera suspected that have spread in the area. This is part of the “Emergency Integrated Assistance for Health and Nutrition, Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which is being implemented by Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) with the support of the Humanitarian Fund – Yemen (YHF) since November 2018 in Mawiyah and As Silw districts in Taiz city. In the corner of the rehydration, doctor “Jamil Al-Ganadi” supervised monitoring the condition of the child “Omar”. “After hours of follow-up, Omar started to regain consciousness, and his health started to return gradually,” he said. The vomit stopped and the treatment plan was shifted from plan b to plan A, and Omar managed to drink the solution of the rehydration, ” he said
After 48 hours, “Omar” got up from the bed of the disease to stand on his feet and walk with a smile that gives hope and life. He asked the team to see his father and said “I want to go home … I am OK ”
His father heard the sound, who stayed for two days and two nights, tied alone on the waiting seat, with his black ideas and a gleam of hope. Khalid rushed to embrace his child. He thanked the health workers and said, “I’m really over the moon … I am enough to see my son alive, happiness will prevail our home,” he said.
Dr. Amr Al-Fahd / Health and Nutrition Officer in the project says: “A sick child can die if he does not get the appropriate and timely treatment for the disease
We provide the corners of the rehydration established by the project in Mawyah and As Silw, with oral rehydration salts, intravenous fluid and means of control of diarrhea, in order to provide patients with immediate treatment.”
The spread of acute watery diarrhea and suspected cholera cases in the Malawiya and Silo districts has decreased, thanks to the unprecedented response efforts of the project.
We, in Tamdeen Youth Foundation, are proud of the successful partnership with the Humanitarian Pooled Fund.

The child, Mubarak … Returning to life from the edge of death!

From the edge of death, Mubarak returned to life, he woke up from syncope … opened his eyes again … smiled to his family which brought him in despair to Al-Erwa’a corner, affiliated to Tamdeen Youth Foundation in Al-Silw district, Taiz Governorate, to confront cholera and severe diarrhea. Mubarak Sami Qa’id Abdullah, 8 years old, was taken to Al-Erwa’a corner in the Qaradha unit in Al-Silw at 2:00 AM on Tuesday, 23 April. The health and nutrition officer in the emergency integrated assistance project implemented by the foundation supported by Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) in Al-Silwa and Mawayah districts, Dr. Omar Al-Fahd says: “The child was suffering from severe watery diarrhea with loss of consciousness due to loss of fluids … I gave him intravenous fluid for three hours In accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) regulations, he began to regain consciousness, the intravenous fluid were stopped and we took care of him till he became well. Mubarak is one of 900 cases to be received by the five corners of Al_Erwa’a set up by Tamdeen Foundation in Al-Silw and Mawayah districts at the end of March and they still receive cases of water diarrhea similar to cholera. Beside Al-Erwa’a Corners, Tamdeen Youth Foundation re-operated 6 health facilities in the two districts, provided them with medicines, and gave financial incentives to their employees. Since the beginning of this year, these facilities provide public health services to over 10,000 patients in both districts.

From fragile iron hangars to a model school

Despite what the war has brought to the education system in #Yemen, the destruction of many schools and the closure of the rest due to the crises and Corona-19 pandemic, Tamdeen Youth Foundation TYF is making hope from the rubble, and betting on education as a window to recover from the current tragic situation. In Ayfoua Shara’ab hamlet in Taiz governorate, and in response to the call of the parents to rescue hundreds of their children who receive their education in fragile iron hangars, which were destroyed because of being old, the sun and rain, Tamdeen Foundation , and in partnership with the Community Committee, is fulfilling the dream of parents and pupils by implementing a model school project in Bashimah village to teach boys and girls. The school has 9 classes, 4 toilets, management and a water tank. This project, by applying the participatory approach with local communities and their representatives, has succeeded in reaching the heart of society and influencing it to better change social realities, declaring the birth of a development community capable of drawing its plans, setting its goals, and defining its development and service needs. Tamdeen Youth Foundation renews its appeal to the private sector and businessmen to contribute to the completion of the project, to support its education program and to empower communities.

Emergency response gives safety to 18 families whose lives are threatened by the collapse of mountain rocks over their homes in Ibb governorate

Happy moments and a sense of safety in the emergency shelter provided by Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) and with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for 18 families whose lives were threatened with death from rock collapses from the mountain that began to fall over their homes in Al Ahwad village, Al Saddah district, Ibb governorate – Central Yemen, due to the heavy rains in the region over the past weeks.

Now we’re safe,

The smile has returned to 50-year-old Mohammed Ali Muhsin Doghaish to embrace his grandchildren, and he says, “We are safe now, I am not too worried about the rain anymore.”

These families have had difficult days and nights as the rains continue to be brought about by climate changes that people have never experienced before and who depend on seasonal rains for their agriculture.

We were waiting for death,

Dughaish envokes his fear and dismay in the rainy nights and torrential flow: “Rocks fell from the mountain and hit the corner of my house, so we felt as if an earthquake hit the area, to spread the screams and howling and then I embraced a number of my grandchildren and we ran into the open … I waiting to death at any moment, me and my family of 9. The rocks will destroy our house and end our lives among the rubble… We were covered by Allah’s care, but we would not go home.

The mountain was like a guard for the village, whose houses were on its middle, but the falling rocks from the top forced people to call for help.

UNHCR and Tamdeen Youth Foundation have responded to the distress call, and teams have begun the survey and evaluation process and have identified safe places for the installation of emergency tents. With the participation of families forced out of their homes, tents were installed and equipped with a wind-resistant and bad weather geometric pattern.

For a safe return,

The emergency response saved the lives of these families, who are waiting for a permanent solution that would enable them to return homes, which will be achieved by the local authority, which will provide equipment to remove the falling rocks over the village’s homes so that the return becomes safe for these families.

The emergency response implemented by Tamdeen Youth Foundation in partnership with UNHCR is not only to help displaced people in Ibb governorate, but also to host communities of thousands of families forced by war and conflict in neighbouring governorates to seek relative safety in this strained governorate, where the wave of displacement has continued since the beginning of the war in Yemen in mid-2015, which has left the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The tent was a hard-to-reach dream… for a displaced person from the war in Yemen

The tent burned and the fire devoured mattresses and blankets, so the displaced (Bassem Farhan) with his wife and four children in the open without a shelter (I lost everything, and the tent was our last resort, since we fled the war that extended to our area in Al-Bararah in Taiz governorate in central Yemen in mid-2015). The evening came an hour after the tent was burned in the camp of ” Akamat Al Kabsh”, in Al Ta’azeyiah. The family lied on the sand and Bassem and his wife embraced their four children (Rahmah, Mohammed, Bassam and Ali), shed their tears and share the pain and sorrow, while the children stared innocently and did not know what happened to them … The tent was the bedroom, living room and kitchen which was in the cartoons that the wife used on the evening of Monday, August 31, 2020 to prepare dinner, and she turned the shelter into ashes. The project team of (Supporting the most vulnerable groups of displaced persons and host communities in Ibb, Taiz and Al-Dhalea governorates) which is being implemented by Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF), and funded by the UNHCR, received a report of the incident to come quickly from the team that arrived with a new camp, mattresses, blankets and kitchenware. The tent was set up, and Bassem smiled and his children run into the new shelter to warm, play and fun, and the laughter of the little ones continues until the mother completed the preparation of dinner for everyone to sleep and wake the husband early in search of daily work in the host community, after being assured of his family says Bassem (I thank Tamdeen Youth Foundation and the UNHCR, the tent means a lot to me, my family and I experienced the bitterness of displacement and lost everything, and getting a new tent, mattresses and blankets was a difficult dream for me). “I hope that the war will end, we feel permanently safe and peace will prevail in Yemen,” he concludes. This is one of thousands of displaced families that Tamdeen Youth Foundation, with the support of the UNHCR, has been able to help them and meet their basic needs.