Americares Aid in the Region
Americares continues to support partner organizations in Yemen, including Yemen Aid, International Medical Corps, and Human Appeal, with shipments that increase access to critically needed medicine and medical supplies. So far this fiscal year Americares has sent three shipments valued at more than $600,000 and weighing more than 100,000 lbs. and three additional shipments are in process. These donations primarily contained IV solutions and related materials and supplies, as well as Personal Protective Equipment and other supplies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local health authorities have requested these supplies because availability is scarce due to the protracted war and its complications on society, and very few hospital procedures or stays are possible without them. Americares is also exploring opportunities to address WASH and Mental Health needs in support of health facilities where partnerships and access allow.