Charitable Work

The Society is committed to delivering support directly to organisations in Yemen whose objectives are aligned with its charitable status, and can offer advice to individuals who might wish to make donations for the benefit of Yemenis.

  • In December 2021 B-YS provided a tonometer (a valuable diagnostic tool used for testing the fluid pressure inside the eye) to the Ras Morbat Eye Clinic in Aden. The B-YS is grateful to all those who made this possible, and to those who continue to contribute to the B-YS Appeal for Yemen.
  • In early August 2021 B-YS member Muhammad Bin Dohry presented a donation of $2750 from the British Yemeni Society to the Al Rahma Cooperative Hospital in Mukalla. The funds will go towards the cost of purchasing an X-ray machine, and purchasing items for the dental clinic, as well as laboratory supplies.
  • The B-YS is supporting Action for Child Trauma International in its steps to get established in Yemen. ACTI has years of experience worldwide in treating children who have lives shattered by conflict, violence and natural disasters, many of whom will go on to develop psychological trauma. Such is the case for innumerable children throughout Yemen following the years of... read more
  • Since the start of the current conflict in Yemen and in response to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country, The British–Yemeni Society has been running its Yemen Crisis Appeal. The Society collected from members and friends more than £30,000 in donations, which it  distributed equally between  Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans... read more
  • In mid-2018, B-YS received a request from the Ras Morbat clinic in Aden for help with replacing their air conditioning units.  B-YS was pleased to fund the purchase and installation of five units, making conditons for patients and doctors a little more comfortable in the summer heat.
  • In 2014 the British-Yemeni Society supported a proposal submitted through the al-Dhala Community Resource Management Project (ACRMP) for the supply of equipment for the laboratory of the then non-functioning Zubaid Health Unit in the al-Dhala Governorate for a total cost of $ 10,775 (£ 7,075). Full details of the items to be purchased were provided to the Society, including... read more
  • The British-Yemeni Society has over the years supported the work of a number of Yemeni organisations that focus in the provision of health services to local communities throughout the country. Either through a Christmas Appeal, individual members' initiatives, or after being approahed by the organisations themselves, the Society identifies worthy causes for the allocation of... read more
  • The British-Yemeni Society has consistently supported the work of the Ras Marbat Eye Clinic in Aden (run by Christ Church Aden of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf). Over the years, the Society has committed funds collected during its annual Christmas Appeals for the purchase of medical equipment and consumables for the Ras Marbat Clinic. Specifically... read more
  • The British Yemeni Society has helped to fund 2 female students from the island of Soqotra to read for a degree in medicine at  the University of the Hadhramaut in Mukalla.  There are at present no female doctors on the island. Ikhlas Mohamed Saad Khatnani was born in Hadibo in September 1992. She graduated from Secondary School in 2011 with a pass mark of 86%. She... read more