Yemen

UNICEF Fast Facts: Yemen Crisis (November 2018)

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Child Protection
- 6,639 children were killed or injured (2,575 killed and 4,064 injured)
- 2,706 children recruited into the fighting
- 323 attacks and military use of schools
- 133 attacks and military use of hospitals
- Child marriage has increased, with two thirds of girls under 18 marrying in 2017 against 52 per cent in 2016
- More than 570,000 people were displaced since violence escalated in Hodayda in June this year

Education
- One in five schools in Yemen can no longer be used because they were damaged, destroyed, are sheltering displaced families or being used for military purposes.
- 135,000 teachers and education professionals have not been paid for two years.
- More than 2 million children are out-of-school compared to 1.5 million before the conflict.

Nutrition
- 400,000 children under the age of five suffer from severe acute malnutrition and are fighting to survive.
- The deepening economic crisis and escalating violence could make an additional 3.5 million people food insecure, including 1.8 million children.
- 90,000 additional children could become severely malnourished in the coming months without scaling up lifesaving assistance.
- The plummeting value of the Yemeni Riyal has increased the price of food and fuel by 25 and 45 per cent respectively since September. Compared to before the violence escalated in 2015, essential commodity prices have increased by 140-204 per cent and fuel by 280-357 per cent.

Health
- Only half of all health facilities are functional and even these face severe shortages in medicine, equipment, and staff.
- Since the outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea AWD/cholera on 27 April 2017 to September 2018, there have been over 1.2 million suspected cases with more than 2,500 associated deaths.
- Children under the age of 5 continue to represent more than a quarter of all suspected cholera/acute watery diarrhoea cases.
- Nearly 8.4 million children require basic health care assistance.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
- An estimated 8.1 million children do not have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.
- Overall, only one third of people in Yemen is connected to a piped water network.