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

from UN Children's Fund
Published on 03 Nov 2015


• After two months of delay, the school year officially began on 1 November. However, UNICEF field offices report that student registration and attendance is still low in most governorates (between 20-50 per cent).

• The new inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) was introduced in Yemen on 1 November at a launching ceremony with GAVI, WHO, UNICEF and the Government. IPV will be used alongside the oral vaccine (OPV).

• On 3 November Cyclone Chapala made landfall in Mukalla, Yemen. The estimated number of people affected by the storm is 1.1 million. To date 3 people have been confirmed dead and 36 injured with thousands of homes destroyed or damaged and thousands of families across four governorates currently displaced. UNICEF is actively involved in the rapid assessment underway and providing emergency supplies, including WASH kits and health supplies to governorates in the south.