The Initiative provides private sector companies with the opportunity to contribute to the Country-Based Pooled Fund alongside donor countries.
Al-Thawra Hospital, Hodeidah's major neonatal care facility, is under strain. It witnesses some 400 to 500 deliveries per month, including more than 200 caesarian sections.
Access to many areas where fighting has stopped is still limited. UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies are now able to access some formerly hard-to-reach areas as conflict lines shifted.
The Sahel is suffering from a rise in intercommunal conflict over resources depleted by desertification, drought and other climatic extremes.