Asmaa is one of the displaced elderly families at the Shathli IDPs hosting site in Al Mukha district, Taiz
Governorate, that is managed by Generations Without Qat, consisting of (147) displaced families, most of them
from Maqbana district.
She was displaced with her elderly husband in early March 2021 from the village of Al-Mutawaf, Maqbana
district governorate of Taiz. Asma,who is 65 years old and married to 70 years old man, is considered to be one
of the poorest families living on the aid of others. They have no children, and the escalation of armed conflict in
their area forced on the burden of displacement and movement from one place to another until they reached Al
Shathli site. Asma said, "We have no one but Allah, and we live in this place until GWQ comes andsupports us."
Asma is targeted by the project of " SMC and Shelter Upgrade for IDPs in Hosting Sites in Al Mukha District -
priority 1 Governorate of Taiz." which was implemented by Generations Without Qat under the two sectors of
(shelter and NFIs sector and CCCM sector) that aimed at improving the living conditions of (680) HHs of the most
vulnerable IDPs, returnees, and host communities in Al-Mukha district: 330 HHs of IDPs living in 5 critical hosting
sites (AlHali, AlRowais, Al Qatabia, Alniaba, AlShatheli) and 350 HHs of vulnerable IDPs, returnees, and host
community living in Al-Mughaini, Al-Orouk, Al-Qahirah, Yakhtal, and Al-Hali, and Al-Madinah areas. In this, the
project is a reflection of the 2020 HRP strategic objectives, which aimed at promoting the dignity of IDPs living in
emergency and IDP settlements by upgrading sub-standard sites and providing services and shelter.
There are many older families without householder and live separately in high priority need for assisting,
especially in the hosting sites, Asmaa said: "We lived in an open nest or tent from all sides and slept on boxes, and
everything hurt us (wind, dust, sun, and rain) but today we thank Allah and you for covering us, God bless you."