UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian Situation Report (21 November - 3 December 2015) [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 03 Dec 2015
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Highlights

  • 2,100 more children are able to learn as 70 additional temporary class- room tents have been provided for IDPs and other affected out of school children in Ibb and Sana’a.

  • UNICEF continues its first cash transfer activity in Sana’a reaching children from a total of 4,800 households with a one-time transfer of YR 21,500 (roughly $100) for each family.

  • A fourth round of integrated outreach began on 21 November in all gover- norates (except in Sa’ada where the third round began) targeting 1,510,611 children, including a package of health and nutrition services to mothers and children.

  • 18,364 children from six conflict affected governorates received psycho- social support services (PSS) during this reporting period, bringing the total reached to 327,764.

The escalation of the conflict in Yemen beginning in March 2015, has left over 80 per cent of the population (21.1 million people) in need of humanitarian assistance, including 9.9 million children. Yemen’s health system is on the verge of collapse with over 15 million people currently lacking basic health care and limited access to treatment of chronic diseases. Food security remains a concern, with 14.4 million people estimated to be food insecure. In addition to the desperate humanitarian situation and ongoing conflict, Yemen still struggles to recover from the two cyclones that made landfall during the first and second week of November.

The continued lack of basic goods such as water, electricity, medicine and fuel is causing more and more disruption to people’s lives in other areas. In addition, the sharp increase in prices of food coupled with loss of jobs and lack of work opportunities continues to increase poverty and malnutrition among the most vulnerable groups in Yemeni society. To mitigate the grave humanitarian situation, UNICEF continuesto provide support across differentsectors, including, but not limited to, health and nutrition, WASH, education, and child protection.