Yemen

Airstrikes in Sana’a Injure International Medical Corps Staff and Damage Humanitarian Warehouse, Update April 24, 2015

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• The humanitarian crisis has worsened, and UNICEF in Yemen reported there are 7.9 million children among the 15.9 million people – or some 60 per cent of the total population – in need of humanitarian assistance in the war-torn country. UNICEF also reports that 115 children have been killed and 172 have been injured in the past month as a result of the fighting and airstrikes.

• Fighting between militants and government forces continue on the streets, hampering aid efforts.

• International Medical Corps continues to operate in Yemen despite suffering damage to its office during the Faj Attan blast on April 20 in Sana’a.

• International Medical Corps trucked over 35,000 liters of water to hospitals in the city of Taiz.

• Our teams are currently distributing hygiene kits to internally displaced persons.

• In the coming week, International Medical Corps will be providing water to two major hospitals in Sana’a.