Cash distribution in Amran governorate of YemenA staggering 20.7 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection support. To mitigate some of the needs, DRC Yemen provided cash for winterization to 1,773 vulnerable households in Amran in February 2018.
One of the beneficiaries is Mohammed Thabet, a blind man of 55 years old with a sick wife and 7 daughters and has no male children to depend on as it is customs in this society.
“Poverty is killing us” Mohammed said, describing the suffering of his family.
Mohammed cannot work anywhere because of his visual impairment. However, he has one daughter who helps him and the rest of the family when she gets the opportunity to work in any of the local farms.
“I do not remember that I have ever slept after eating dinner. Neither I nor my daughters want to die while I am in debt”.
Muhammad cut short all the words he could share with DRC staff about his condition and the situation of his family.
“The cash assistance I received will be used to buy food supplies as well as repay part of my debts” Mohammed said.
DRC Yemen successfully completed a cash for winterization exercise in Amran in February 2018 to 1.773 vulnerable households. With funding from the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund, DRC used multiple distribution points in order to be close to the locations where beneficiaries live as well as to reduce the waiting time for those collecting the amount of USD 150. Most of the beneficiaries receiving the cash support were displaced into Amran coming from Sa’ada or Hodeidah governorates.