Yemen Red Crescent Society

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The Yemen Red Crescent Society (Arabic: جمعية الهلال الأحمر اليمني ) is a Yemeni humanitarian association founded in 1968.[1] The group is a national affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.[2]

Main goals[edit]

Speaking in 2018, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Elhadj As Sy, said that the priorities for the organization in 2019 would be: preparing for the next pandemic; moving to protect vulnerable populations like women, children, displaced persons and disabled persons; and preparing for climate-related issues.[3]

Activities and history[edit]


Abdullah Alkhamesi was the founder of the Yemen Red Crescent Society.[4] He stayed on as general secretary until the 2000s.[4] He died in 2017 after being unable to access the necessary medical treatment in Yemen.[4][5]

Yemeni Civil War

The Yemen Red Crescent Society is one of a small group of humanitarian organizations still providing help to civilians on the ground in Yemen currently.[6] Several aid workers have been hurt or killed in their work in Yemen; four Yemeni Red Crescent workers died alone in 6 months in 2015.[7]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "About us | Yemen Red Crescent". Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  2. ^ "National Societies directory". International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  3. ^ "As crises multiply, what are aid groups' priorities for 2019?". Reuters. 2018-12-28. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  4. ^ a b c Dehghan, Saeed Kamali (2017-09-01). "Yemen Red Crescent founder dies after being denied treatment". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  5. ^ Fitch, Asa. "U.N. Report Flags Possible War Crimes in Yemen Conflict". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  6. ^ "'Where are my brothers?' pleads Yemen school bus attack survivor". Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  7. ^ "Yemen: Tragic death of yet another Red Crescent aid worker". International Committee of the Red Cross. 2015-06-09. Retrieved 2019-08-08.