UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report, 29 July – 4 August, 2015 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 04 Aug 2015
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Highlights

  • This week, the first shipment of new vaccines reached Yemen since the conflict began in late March, containing 1.65 million doses of Oral Polio Vaccine. The supply was delivered to the Ministry of Public Health in Sana’a.

  • UNICEF-supported mobile clinics screened 9,572 children for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among displaced families and host communities in the governorates of Hodeidah, Sana’a, Saada, Taiz and Aden.

  • UNICEF supported eight municipalities in Sana’a, Hodeidah, Aden,
    Amran, Hajjah, Al-Bayda, Dhamar and Sa’ada with fuel to pump clean water, reaching over 1.9 million people in the last week.

  • 15,307 children from conflict affected communities received psychosocial support through Child Friendly School activities, such as sport, arts, and recreational activities.

  • Funds are urgently required to respond to the needs of the most affected children and women. UNICEF Yemen has an 84 per cent funding gap of its US$182.6 million appeal, making it one of the most under-funded emergencies in the region.