UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report, 20 - 26 May 2015 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 26 May 2015

Highlights:

· Nearly 101,500 IDPs and community members have been reached since 26 March with an integrated package of life saving and child protection messages.

· During the reporting period, 2,200 severely malnourished children were admitted to fixed and mobile outpatient therapeutic programmes (OTPs) in Amran, Hodeidah, Hajjah, Al Bayda, Ibb, Taiz, Al Jawf and Aden.

· Roughly 1,352,000 people in Sana’a, Dhamar and Amran have access to water through water schemes and wells.

· 26,000 people including approximately 21,000 children received child protection in emergencies services between 18 and 25 May.

· During the reporting period, 1,263 women were provided with reproductive health services, including antenatal care, birth attendants and postnatal care, through UNICEF’s continued support to hospitals, health facilities and integrated outreach activities and mobile clinics.

· Thanks to advocacy and technical support from UNICEF, the MoE decided to base the end-year assessment for 1.83 million children whose schools have been closed due to insecurity, on mid-year and monthly exams already taken. To compensate for missed learning children will be provided with catch-up classes at the start of the new school year.

· UNICEF advocated with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Governorate Education Offices (GEOs) in Mahweet, Raymah, Hodeidah, Hajjah and Taiz to integrate over 18,400 IDP children into host community schools.