Date: 24 October 2008

In late October 2008, Hadramaut, Yemen was hit by the worst flash flood it had seen in over 200 years. Early flood warnings helped avert large numbers of human casualties, but some 3,500 homes, almost all made of mud-brick, were swept away, leaving over 22,000 homeless. Mercy Relief worked with its partners and local authorities to provide relief in Hadramaut.

Partner(s): Yemeni Ministry of Health, SingHealth, Singapore’s Ambassador to Yemen His Excellency Helmi Talib, Arab Association of Singapore (AAS), Singapore Government, Yemeni Ministry of Environment Rahmatan Lil-Alamin Fund (RLAF)

How we helped:

  • Sent two medical teams that tended to 1,756 patients in Hadramaut. Fourteen Singaporean students studying in Tareem helped with translation. S$26,837 worth of medical supplies provided by the Singaporean Government to support the medical relief missions.
  • Distributed hygiene kits that included toothbrushes, soap and towels to the affected families
  • Provided 10 iWater portable water filtration units
    • RLAF sponsored the freight charges of S$55,000
  • Provided food to 17,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) for 10 days
    • Donated food items were valued at S$15,500
  • Relief missions were further supported by;
    • Aljunied GRC – S$44,000
    • Adilifitri Trust Fund – S$5,000
    • Sallim Talib Family Settlement – S$3,000
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