Years of conflict has led to a humanitarian crisis in addition to widespread damage to infrastructure throughout Yemen. 4.3 million people are displaced and millions more are living in poverty. Amongst those who are internally displaced, over 50% are on the brink of famine. The housing crisis is rampant and the need for safe shelter is great. Families are now commonly forced to live in huts and makeshift structures.
The Zahra Trust has been working to address multidimensional poverty in Yemen through various emergency and long-term sustainable programmes including essential needs such as medical aid, clean drinking water, shelter and seasonal aid.
Recently, we secured a plot of land in Al Hudayda with a plan to build 200 homes for families to live in so that they can begin to rebuild their lives. Houses come furnished and in two sizes: 100 square meters or 70 square meters depending on the family size. Once the homes have been built, we hand the deeds over to the families directly so it’s theirs for life. Each house costs £18,000 and will provide a safe place to live for a family so they can begin to work towards a brighter future.