HUMAN ACCESS’ response brings smiles back to thousands of cyclone-affected people
Needs for food and water increase dramatically in the wake of natural disasters.
A tropical cyclone named Tej caused widespread destruction in infrastructure and public and private property in Yemen's eastern governorates at the end of last October, displacing thousands of families as a result, and there is an urgent need for humanitarian aid to save the lives of those affected.
As a result, HUMAN ACCESS was quick to implement an immediate response to meet the most urgent needs of those affected as much as possible, with a focus on providing food and safe drinking water, as this assistance is essential and represents the best first line of defense against massive loss of life during crises.
Maintaining survival is the most important goal for this most vulnerable group in these critical circumstances.
In Al-Ghaydah city of Al-Mahra Governorate, food baskets, meals, drinking water, mattressesو and blankets were distributed to 7,550 individuals, as well as 56,000 liters of potable water to 280 affected families, benefiting 1,680 individuals.
Additionally, in a number of residential neighborhoods, stagnant water was drained to avoid serious health and life-threatening effects, since stagnant water represents an ideal setting for epidemics and deadly diseases to spread.
In Al-Rayda and Qusayr district in Hadhramaut Governorate, ready-made meals and drinking water were provided to 1,002 displaced people as urgent, life-saving needs at a time when they are most needed to reduce vulnerability and enhance the resilience of affected families to face the devastating consequences of the cyclone, and most importantly, restore hope.
HUMAN ACCESS’ interventions succeeded in bringing smiles back to the affected families and were greatly appreciated by the beneficiaries and local authorities.
There is no doubt that the needs on the ground are growing, and that the association is ready to augment the vital humanitarian response with its expertise and capabilities.
If funding is available, the association is also prepared to contain the effects of the tropical cyclone's aftermath.