Omani continues charity streak, collects essential goods for Yemen
It all started with a dream for this Muscat resident. In his dream he saw a stranger who was asking him to visit Yemen. Omani national Nasr al Jadhami, a social worker and a PRO did not ignore it as any dream but considered it a call from above.
“It all started with a dream of a man called Al Habib Omar bin Hafdil from Yemen. I saw him a couple of times in my dream. He was not seeking any help but asking me to come to Yemen. Later, I happened to meet him in real life in Yemen. It was strange that he looked the same as the man in my dream. You can call it a coincidence but for me it was a trigger,” he said. Jadhami is now ready to send 15 trucks of essential items to the war-ravaged people of Yemen this month.
Along with food items, mattresses and blankets, other important items include maternity beds, 50 wheelchairs, 30 hospital beds and baby milk powder. These items will be used to furnish a hospital in Yemen so that people do not have to travel outside the country for treatment.
“I have been sending charity items to many countries for the past 11 years, however this is the first time I will be sending such a big consignment. Previously, I used to send clothes, dates and Q’uran. However, since 2017, I sent aid to Yemen five times and this is the third time I am sending medical assistance for them. We started on a very small-scale but gradually with time we have increased the number of items,” he said.
People from all walks of life contributed to the cause. “While some gave blankets and food items there were many who even offered their house as a godown for the things to be stored. The Ministry of Health in Yemen has given us a list of immediate necessities and we are working to get them ready. I am also thankful to my team and other volunteers working with me on this project,” he said.
Each truck will carry a load of 45 tonnes. It will take about three days to reach the country. Jadhami said he is also working with the Oman Charitable Organization to send the items.
Those interested in donating can contact Nasr al Jadhami at 96687441. For more information on Nasr al Jadhami’s work watch the video.