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Medical aid for Yemen

Christoph Bonsmann, member of the executive board of action medeor, checks the shipment for Yemen.

Christoph Bonsmann, member of the executive board of action medeor, checks the shipment for Yemen. © action medeor

Yemen is currently experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis of the world. action medeor supplies medical aid to several partners to support the suffering Yemeni population.

On December 12, the last shipment of the year 2018 was sent to Yemen. With a weight of 6.8 tons it includes above all bandaging materials, vitamin tablets, analgesics, and antibiotics. The medicines and medical supplies are distributed to health facilities in Hudaida, Hajjah, Sa'ada, Marib and Al-Jawf.

In 2018, we were able to deliver a total of 63.5 tonnes of medical aid to health facilities in Yemen. In addition to the aforementioned products, infusion solutions for the care of cholera patients were also included. "The cooperation with our partners in Yemen was a focus of our work this year" reports Bernd Pastors, spokesman of the executive board of action medeor. "Almost every month we have sent large shipments of medical aid from our warehouse in Tönisvorst, Germany. Logistics into Yemen is complicated, but together with our partners we have identified reliable and safe ways of transport."

War, diseases, and hunger

Since 2015, a civil war is raging in Yemen and the Yemeni population is suffering. More than 16 million people in Yemen have no access to basic health care. With large parts of the country's infrastructure destroyed, over 10,000 people killed, millions displaced, and millions suffering from malnutrition, the health care system is nearly broken down.

The number of cholera cases in Yemen is increasing dramatically. Today, 1.2 million cases of the disease are known. In addition to the cholera epidemic, an outbreak of diphtheria exacerbates the situation.

Would you like to cooperate with us?

If you are also in need of medical aid you can order safe and high quality medicines, medical supplies or equipment at cost price from action medeor. The only precondition is that you are a national or international aid organization or health facility located out of the European Union and that you are working with non-commercial purpose. The recipient of our products should be authorized or entitled to order and receive medicines as a wholesaler or to supply medicines to the public.

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