Rehabilitating a neonatal unit
100% Zakat applicable
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who does not show mercy to our little ones or recognise the rights of our elders is not one of us.” (Ahmad)
£200 – Provide 200 babies with access to the neonatal new rehabilitated care unit within its first six months.
Almost 20 million Yemenis need healthcare, and half of them are children. Only 50% of hospitals are fully open, and those that are can’t cope with demand. Al Thawra General Hospital’s deteriorating neonatal unit only has space to operate five incubators, meaning that 20% of babies on the waiting list die before ever receiving treatment.
With your help this Ramadan, we want to expand and rehabilitate the hospital’s neonatal unit, allowing all 24 incubators to fit in the department, which will allow 71,540 babies to receive treatment in the first six months.
Babies dying while waiting for an incubator
According to the neonatal department manager at Al Thawra General Hospital, 20% of babies on the incubator waiting list die while waiting for space in one of the five incubators to become available. Heartbreakingly, even though the hospital has 19 more incubators available, they have no way to run them in their tiny neonatal unit, even though staff put four babies in each incubator.
Saving lives by expanding the neonatal unit
With your donations in this most merciful month, we’ll be expanding the entire neonatal unit so that it can hold all 24 incubators so that babies no longer needlessly die while waiting for an incubator.
We’ll also be upgrading the hygiene facilities, ensuring there’s space for a changing room, storeroom, reception, kitchen and a toilet so that staff can always be on hand to attend to the babies’ every need.
By providing this long-term equipment, your donation will continue to help newborns in Yemen each year, making it a beautiful act of Sadaqah Jariyah, which will provide blessings year after year.
Donate to save little lives in this month of mercy, and multiply your blessings.
Our work in Yemen
Human Appeal has been changing lives through our projects in Yemen since 2014. Last year, we helped 963,849 people in Yemen, including providing over 800,000 people with healthcare. In 2020, we supported 358,011 people through healthcare, nutrition, winter support, and projects fighting COVID-19 and malnutrition.
Your charity this Ramadan could truly save the lives of the most vulnerable babies in Yemen by providing a hospital with the space to treat more at-risk newborns.
Show mercy to the most vulnerable, and reap the mercy of the holy month.
Please note, if sufficient funds are not raised for a particular project, your donation may be reallocated to where the need is greatest.