UNICEF Yemen Crisis Situation Report 16 - 22 September 2015 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 22 Sep 2015

Highlights

  • UNICEF, in collaboration with WHO and GAVI, is carrying out an integrated health and nutrition campaign through which over 80,000 children were screened for malnutrition in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Taiz, Ibb, Amran, Sana’a, Al Bayda and Marib over the last week.

  • A survey completed recently in Hajjah lowlands and mountains showed a Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence of 20.9 per cent and 9.9 per cent with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) levels of 3.8 per cent and 0.8 per cent in lowlands and mountains respectively.

  • Due to shortage of funds, lack of fuel and logistics constraints caused by the conflict, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has not been able to print textbooks for over 5.4 million school children, expected to return to school on 10 October.

  • A warehouse used by UNICEF for vital humanitarian supplies – including jerry cans, water filters and water tanks – was destroyed in a bombing on 17 September in Dhamar, south of Sana’a. The supplies were due to assist 11,000 people.