The International Blue Crescent Foundation (IBC) continues to support the Yemeni people affected by the humanitarian crisis in the country within the framework of the 2019 Yemen Assistance Program. Under the Program, a fully equiped ambulence, which is one of the most prominent needs in the aspect of health services that comes to a halt, was shipped from Turkey to Mukalla province in Yemen. Yemen Country Coordinator, Levent Recep Ozturk, delivered the ambulance, which is provided by Canadian-based Muslim charity IDRF, to Emergency Response Centre in Hadhramaut Governorate.
The fully equiped ambulence, will be able to serve not only as an emergency vehicle but also as a mobile clinic for emergency responders with emergency response kits, heart massage device, respiratory support device and medical equipment for IDPs camps.
The ceremony, which was held in the 199 Emergency Response Center, was attended by the General Director of the Hadramut State Police, Munir Elahi, representatives of the General Directorate of Health and Nezir Bin Salman, representative of the UNOCHA United Nations Emergency Response Coordination Office Hadramut.
The coordinator of the Emergency Response Center, Dr. Sayid Saleem Al Amiri, highlights that such an ambulance equepped like this one is the first one will be available for service. He was thankful to both of IBC and the project partner which is the Canadian-based Muslim Charity IDRF, for donation of the ambulance with such equipment.
After the delivery of the ambulance, a medical team which led by the emergency response center coordinator had health checks at the IDP camp in Mukalla. After the health checks for 50 families; 5-month-old Ahmet, who was diagnosed with diarrhea and fever, was transferred by ambulance to Mukalla Maternal and Child Health Hospital.