UNICEF Yemen Situation Report Reporting period: November 2012

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 30 Nov 2012

Highlights:

  • The President of Yemen issued a decree to end the use and recruitment of children by armed forces or groups in the wake of a recent visit by the Special Representative for Children Affected by Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC). As a result, a structured disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme will be drawn up based on signed action plans with the listed entities under security council resolution 1612.

  • Rehabilitation work has begun in 19 schools in Abyan to facilitate the return of 11,000 students to their schools in the affected districts.

  • Most students in Aden have now enrolled in their original schools despite school conditions and acute shortages of school furniture, as confirmed by the Director Generals of Aden, Lahj and Abyan in the South.

  • 1.6 million children under 2 were offered vaccinations against all antigens including vitamin A supplementation in the third round of integrated outreach services: Results from Hajjah Governorate show the outreach boosted measles coverage by 6% to 52% and pentavalent 3 by 10% to 68%.