Vision Hope International joins the global movement of #GivingTuesday to support the people in Yemen.
Help us in our efforts to save lives and fight cholera, hunger and war with us!
M. Leibbrand, CEO of Vision Hope International e.V.
Since 2002, Vision Hope International provides humanitarian assistance in Yemen.
In 2015 the civil war started in Yemen bringing the country to a humanitarian disaster: 80% of the population, 20 million people, depend on humanitarian aid. Access to clean drinking water and sufficient nutrition is not ensured and the medical infrastructure has collapsed. Additionally, since cholera broke out in October of 2016, the disease spreads around the country. Millions of people are on the brink of famine and many of them are children.
Joining the movement.
#GivingTuesday is a global movement of giving. It started in 2012 and uses the power of social media and of collaboration to remember how important giving is.
In 2017 it is on Tuesday, 28th of November. All around the world humanitarian organizations and community associations are focused on their campaigns. And so are we at Vision Hope International. For the first time we have gathered our creative and collaborative efforts for this day, preparing a campaign. Our goal: To find more support for the people in Yemen. We invite you to join us!
Please take this opportunity to give. Donate now and help saving lives in Yemen!
A cholera kit costs 30 Euros and a water filter another 30 Euros.
Our goal is to collect 200 cholera-kits and 100 water filters.
We are so close – help us reach this goal for #GivingTuesday!
ABOUT THE PROJECTS IN YEMEN
- We support the reconstruction of medical and sanitarian infrastructure, especially in the northern part of the country. We provide health facilities with medicine, cleaning supplies, hygiene trainings and salaries for the staff.
- We distribute cholera kits among the population for prevention and containment of the disease. One kit includes 50 water purification tablets, 2kg of washing powder, soap bars, two ten-litre jerrycans, one toothbrush and toothpaste and a water basin. When necessary, we complete these kits with a high-quality water filter.
- We train hygiene promoters, who explain to the people, how cholera can be prevented and treated. We demonstrate the use of water purification tablets, water filters and how to wash hands correctly. Also, the promoters inform the people about the nearest cholera treatment center.
- We distribute food baskets from the UN-World Food Program among the population. One basket contains basic and common food such as wheat flour or rice, lentils, chickpeas or other pulses, vegetable oil (fortified with vitamin A and D), sugar and iodized salt.