Omani na­tional takes the lead in dis­tribut­ing aid in war-torn Ye­men

Muscat Daily - - RENAISSANCE DAY - Zain al Tauqi

The Omani gov­ern­ment’s in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised ef­forts to me­di­ate and help re­solve con­flicts, while pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance to those in need is re­flected in the coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion. Omani ci­ti­zen Nasr al Jad­hami’s ef­forts to pro­vide re­lief to Ye­men un­der- scores that phi­los­o­phy.

The fol­low­ing story ap­peared in the June 11, 2017 edi­tion of Mus­cat Daily. Af­ter de­liv­er­ing 55 tonnes of aid to war-torn Ye­men in Fe­bru­ary, Nasr al Jad­hami kept his prom­ise of de­liv­er­ing an­other 100 tonnes of sup­plies.

Speak­ing to Mus­cat Daily from Ye­men, the 44 year old said that de­spite se­cu­rity fears and lo­gis- tical is­sues, he has suc­ceeded in per­son­ally do­nat­ing the aid to the needy. Jad­hami, who or­gan­ised a col­lec­tion cam­paign in Oman and re­ceived tonnes of do­na­tions, man­aged to fill a ship­ping con­tainer placed out­side his house, as well as a sec­ond con­tainer, for the needy in Ye­men.

“I des­per­ately needed the as­sis­tance of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties. In an ef­fort to gain their trust, I went to a pri­son, and of­fered food, blan­kets and medicine.

“To show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion, the au­thor­i­ties es­corted me to a refugee camp where we dis­trib­uted goods and made an if­tar meal for ap­prox­i­mately 300 peo­ple.” “Peo­ple in Oman have donated ap­prox­i­mately 100 tonnes of aid,” he said.

Nasr al Jad­hami (sit­ting) dis­tribut­ing sup­plies in Ye­men

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