HI support people injured by the war
Following a bombardment in North Yemen, Abdulrahmam had a right arm fracture with vascular injuries which lead to gangrene. His arm was amputated. HI is by his side.
Abdulrahmam with HI physiotherapist Ahmed | © HI
HI supported Abdulrahmam during his recovery from surgery to amputate his arm.
Hit by debris
Abdulrahmam Ali Salem is from Aldabrah, a small village in the Hajjah governorate in North Yemen. The 34-year old works selling vegetables and as a moto-taxi driver. He is a father of four. He remembers clearly the horror of the day of the bombing:
The trauma of an amputation
Abdulrahmam had to undergo emergency surgery and eventually was amputated. After surgery, HI helped with post-operative care - bandaging and providing advice about hygiene and wound care. Abdulrahmam has received personalised rehabilitation care to strengthen his left arm and gain maximum independence with one hand, as well as balance and gait training and a treatment known as ‘mirror therapy’.
What is Mirror Therapy?
HI physiotherapist, Ahmed
All the support needed
Back to life
Abdulrahmam continues his steady path to recovery and now has hopes for the future: