UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report, 24 June – 7 July 2015 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 07 Jul 2015
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Highlights

  • On 1 July, UNICEF activated its Level 3 Corporate Emergency Procedure which mobilizes the highest level of organization-wide support to the current crisis in Yemen, in line with the activation of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) system-wide L3.  The crisis has had a devastating impact on the delivery of basic social services. For example 900 out of 3,652 health facilities (25 per cent) are no longer conducting routine vaccinations due to conflict and insecurity, leaving 2.6 million children under 15 unprotected against measles. Similarly, 2.5 million children are at risk of waterborne diseases and 1.3 million children are at risk of acute respiratory infections that could lead to pneumonia.

  • During the reporting period, 2,103 children with severe acute malnutrition were treated through UNICEF-supported facilities and mobile health teams in the governorates of Hodeidah, Rayma, Mahweet, Amran, Marib and Hajjah.

  • During the reporting period, over 2,981 displaced families received hygiene kits in the most affected areas, including in Sa’ada Governorate (510 families), in Amran Governorate (1,291 families) and in Hajjah Governorate (1,180 families).

  • Over the past two weeks, UNICEF-supported psychosocial activities reached 10,900 boys and 8,418 girls through 17 child friendly spaces in the governorates of Al-Dhale, Abyan, and Amran.