I am the all-round logistician for the Taiz City Project in Yemen. My work entails managing supplies, energy, construction, HR and finance for the project.
The project supports four hospitals in the city with medical supplies, fuel, oxygen and incentives to staff. I'm writing this in September 2017, and Taiz is part of the frontline of the conflict, with the pro-Hadi forces controlling the centre of the city and the pro-Houthi forces controlling the northern and western parts of the city.
There are currently limited state structures within the city, resulting in the lack of basic services – most public sector salaries have not being paid for 12 months; along with lack of supplies, these are the main reasons for basic services not being delivered.