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May 06

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SHS celebrates a quarter-century of humanitarian and relief work

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On Wednesday 1st of May 2019, SHS had its bi-annual ceremony for the year of 2019, as an ending to its implemented relief projects during the years of 2017-2018, with the attendance of local authorities, civil society organizations, various of NGOs and other guests.
The ceremony started with verses from the Holy Qur’an, then a small speech from SHS general manager Mr. Nasser Bajanoob, who welcomed the audience and spoke briefly about the leading role played by SHS during the past period, and the continuous work of the organization during 25 years.
Throughout this period of time SHS has continued in improving day by day towards delivering its humanitarian message to different groups of the vulnerable populations. SHS has begun in Mayfa’a district of Shabwa governorate, and soon its interventions has spread out to cover all the governorates of the Republic of Yemen. These humanitarian interventions targeted the refugees, the internal displaced people, the affected populations from the war, those with limited sources of income as well as the persons with special needs and the vulnerable families. In partnership with the UN agencies and donors. These partnerships had a positive outcome to the lives of all the targeted groups, and as of today two (2) million individuals are receiving assistance through the society for humanitarian Solidarity (SHS), on monthly basis, and this is a great responsibility we behold. Currently, we are working in 13 Yemeni Governorates, Socotra Island is one of these locations. Herewith, I would like to thank our partners for their support to reach the affected population countrywide. We would like to convey our gratitude and appreciations to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Program (WFP), and The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and many other donors. We would like also to convey our gratitude and appreciation to the Yemeni High Relief Committee, represented by. Mr. Jamal BelFaqih, Minister of the Local Administration Ministry.
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Mr. Mohamed Ali, the Director of World Food Program (WFP), thanked SHS for its implement assistant in the food security project in five governorates, which has benefited more than 1 million beneficiaries in a year.
IMG-20190502-WA0030The Director UNHCR Ms. Jacqueline Parlev’iet, thanked SHS in the relief operation for refugees, which expressed its joy when SHS honored the students of the Nansen secondary school for girls and boys, and the students of Somalia in Kharaz camp to continue the progress and success.
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IMG-20190502-WA0012The representative of Shabwa governorate also spoke on behalf of the committees and the local authority. He said that when we talk about SHS, we are talking about a clear name in the field of relief, “SHS was born and established in one of its directorates. It is an honor to us all. It is also an honor for us and SHS to be awarded the Nansen Award, the first Arab society to receive an international award since it was founded in 1954.
IMG-20190502-WA0011The High Relief Committee, represented by. Mr. Jamal BelFaqih praised the role of SHS in the performance of its work with the success achieved on more than one level, in all activities to achieving the desired impact through successful implementation of SHS humanitarian work.

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