Halesowen/Dudley Yemeni Community Association (HDYCA)
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A message from Front Line Yemeni workers
A message from the Young People of our Community
The Halesowen/Dudley Yemeni Community Association (HDYCA) is a small community-based organisation, was originally established in 1986 and it became a registered charity in March 1994.
Since the establishment of the association there has been a steady and a continuous increase of the Yemeni population residing in the Borough of Dudley precisely within the Halesowen and the surrounding areas.
Halesowen/Dudley Yemeni community association (HDYCA) seeks to represent and meet the particular needs of Yemeni, Arabic speaking communities and ethnic groups in the borough of Dudley as well as extending its services and activities to other disadvantaged communities within the local area.
The history of the Yemen stretches back over 3,000 years, and its unique culture is still in evidence today in the architecture of its towns and villages.
From about 1000 BC this region of the Southern Arabian Peninsula was ruled by three successive civilisations — Minean, Sabaean and Himyarite. These three kingdoms all depended for their wealth on the spice trade.
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