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QRCS, OCHA provide shelter for displaced Yemenis
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is further meeting the needs of those affected by the conflict in Yemen, by securing shelter requirements and nonfood items (NFIs) in three districts of the Dhale Province. With funding from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the project will last until November 2020. It is addressed to the most vulnerable families displaced from the conflict zones, losing their homes and livelihoods. To help those families and preserve their dignity, QRCS’s representation mission in Yemen will provide the basic shelter needs for 500 families and pay six-month residential rentals for 1,000 families. Adel Al-Nuwaihi, QRCS’s Follow-up and Evaluation Officer in Dhale, said two training workshops had previously been held for the survey and verification personnel, followed by community surveys for one month in the target areas of internally displaced persons (IDPs). “After that, the verification group made field visits to make sure that all the information of the target families is true and meeting the criteria. Then, the final lists of beneficiaries were prepared, and the cash aid was distributed in the districts of Al-Hussein, Jahaf, and Qa'atabah. The Relief Officer at QRCS’s representation mission in Sana’a, said, “We have taken all the measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The beneficiaries are advised to follow the instructions in order to protect themselves and their families”. She explained that seven fixed and mobile points of distribution were designated in the three districts. “All the health precautions and safe distances are strictly observed,” said the representative of QRCS. “To avoid crowds, we have developed an emergency plan to allocate the beneficiaries to the distribution points based on the available spaces”. This is the first of six phases under the $882,743 project, which is planned to cover a total of 1,500 families, or 9,000 persons, in Dhale.