"Fatima, my youngest daughter, got sick when she was a year old. She had severe diarrhea and dehydration. I took her the next day to the hospital. I only had five thousand Riyals (9 USD) in my pocket. This amount was spent on preliminary medical tests only. The doctor asked me to pay for the treatment in advance otherwise Fatima will not be treated."
"At that time, I felt contempt for myself; my child would die if I could not help her. In the end, one of my friends lent me 80,000 Yemeni riyals (150 USD) and I spent all of it on treatment. I wished that my life and the lives of all the displaced people in the camp would be better."
"With sufficient funds, we would be able to address our basic needs, and we would not despair when faced with illnesses, knowing that we have the necessary financial means for treatment.” says Mohammed.
With funds from the European Union (EU), the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) led Cash Consortium of Yemen (CCY) provides cash assistance to people like Mohammed in Lahj, helping him and thousands of others to access a wide range of services to meet their basic needs.
"I would like to express my gratitude to the DRC for the cash assistance. Without it, my living situation would have significantly deteriorated. This assistance has enabled me to provide food, repay debts, and seek medical treatment for my children when they fall ill.," says Mohammed.