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Yemeni Women Receive the OBE Award by Queen Elizabeth II

National Yemen

Nouria Naji

Asma al-Mohattwari

Under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communications Ahmed bin Dagher, the Tamkeen Initiative held a ceremony to honor Ms. Nouria Naji, Director of the Yemeni Education and Relief Organization YERO, who received the OBE award by Queen Elizabeth II.

Nouria Naji, YERO Director, is the first Arabian women to receive the OBE award in recognition of her humanitarian and charity work. Naji expressed her pride in this honor by announcing this medal and title to Yemen’s leadership, government, and people.

Nouria Naji, who holds the British citizenship, is one of the most prominent Yemeni activists in human rights and philanthropy and is particularly devoted to the service of children and women in Yemen. She was chosen among a long list of people who work in the field of human rights and humanitarian and charity that were nominated from all over the world.

Yemen Education and Relief Organization has adopted more than 500 children, some of whom went on to finish high school and are now working; still others have enrolled in various colleges under the auspices of the organization.