UNICEF is deeply concerned about the intensification of violence in Yemen. Another attempt at a humanitarian pause failed, leaving humanitarian partners unable to scale up implementation in hard to reach areas and further preventing many families from accessing urgently needed basic services.
To date, UNICEF has received US$29.2 million against the appeal, leaving an 84% funding gap. Additional funds are urgently needed to help scale up the response to the increased humanitarian needs of crisis-affected children and their families. This week, the UNICEF-led Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) has reported 90 new incidents of grave child rights violations, of which 86 incidents have been verified. The number of children killed is now 398 and 605 injured since the conflict began.
UNICEF reached seven cities this week with fuel to pump water for drinking and domestic consumption. This intervention reached 282,856 urban households (1,697,134 people) with safe drinking water.
10,000 families received access to safe drinking water as a result of UNICEF’s distribution of water purification tablets in the most affected governorates of Hodeidah, Amran and Sana’a.
Over 1,400 children and over 2,000 pregnant and lactating women were provided with micronutrient supplements this week via UNICEF-supported mobile clinics.
In the last week, UNICEF and partners conducted a district-level risk assessment analysis in an effort to prevent an outbreak of measles and have begun conducting campaigns to prevent measles outbreaks. Among the displaced population, over 25,000 children between the ages of six months and 15 years have received a measles vaccination.