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Establishment and Foundation

The establishment of Society for Humanitarian and Solidarity (SHS) was on (1995) in Mayfa’a district (Shabwa Governorate), its main objective was to assist the elderly and the needy, orphans and refugee relief and relief in need in time of calamities.

The society established and grew up with a very simple support from the good benefactors, in the beginning SHS work focus was on the orphan’s sponsorship and distribution of donations in seasons, such as Ramadan, Eid and etc.

And because Mayfa’a was the first destination for Somali refugees and displaced people from Horn of Africa; (SHS) has taken care to assist and help them before the existing of (UNHCR) there, by coordination between the General Manager of SHS and the local authorities in Shabwa.

The local authority in Shabwa governorate has supported SHS for long time and covered the costs of assisting refugees and their transportation to Jahin (Abyan) refugees Camp at that time.

SHS got the permit from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor in July 1999.

SHS has participated actively with Yemeni and international civil society organizations in developing charitable and humanitarian work in all fields through its active and continuous presence in seminars, workshops and conferences in and outside Yemen to deliver the voice of the needy and refugees who need a helping hand.
SHS also got support in several fields from foreign embassies in Yemen and other international organizations, local and foreign supporters which were focused in the field of education, health and water projects, orphans sponsorship, refugees relief, and disaster relief such as the victims of the floods in Hadramount in 2008, landslides in Al-Dhafeer village in Sana’a and in Sa’ada wars in Yemen. In all the disasters that occurred and where people needed help and relief, SHS was the first to provide a helping hand.

Because of the international reputation of SHS and according to its good relations with the local and international civil society organizations, and their relevance to the local and international supporters, SHS works as a mediator to raise the relief appeal of afflicted people and to facilitate the arrival of assistance as soon as possible.

SHS Will continue to grow day after day, (thanks to God) and thanks to its accuracy, sincerity and transparency and even its financial contribution in implementing those projects, which increased the confidence of supporters in SHS abilities to carry out humanitarian tasks entrusted to it in various areas, and make it an important element in the construction and development of the Yemeni society.

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