Millions of people around the world have been celebrating the festival Eid al-Adha, which is traditionally marked by an annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

In Yemen, the festival of Eid al-Adha sees families celebrating together on the streets and in public parks. In response to overcrowding in different areas in Sana’a, the Yemen Red Crescent Society erected first-aid tents in two major public parks in Sana’a: Sab’een and Thawra.

The tents were equipped with medical supplies, and emergency medical staff and volunteers were on standby to provide assistance during the public activities for Eid al-Adha. The service is a precautionary measure as injuries often occur, particularly among children, during Eid al-Adha.

“Our staff and volunteers are celebrating this Holy occasion on duty away from their families to provide services and support to families and children,” said the Secretary General of the Yemen Red Crescent Society’s Sana’a branch, E’tedal Abdo Nasser.

“First-aid tents provide voluntary humanitarian services to all the visitors across Yemen including treating injuries and wounds, dizziness and other minor injuries. Other major cases are transported by the Yemen Red Crescent Society ambulances to government hospitals nearby,” he added.

The Yemen Red Crescent Society provides services across Yemen that focus on disaster management, disaster risk reduction and community-based health and first aid.