UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report, 3 June – 9 June, 2015 [EN/AR]

from UN Children's Fund
Published on 09 Jun 2015


· There has been no improvement in the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Much of the population continues to struggle with power and water supply outages, lack of gas and fuel, and limited telecommunication services. The nation’s health system has come to a near halt in the most affected parts of the country. In Taiz Governorate, for instance, all public health centres are closed.

· For a second month now, UNICEF is providing fuel to pump water in Hodeidah City reaching over 550,000 people, and in Amanat Al-Asama (Sana’a City), reaching 1 million people.

· During the reporting period, over 40,000 children under the age of 5 were screened for malnutrition in Hodeidah and Hajjah Governorates.

· UNICEF is supporting the Hodeidah Cleaning and Improvement Fund with 400,000 liters of fuel to run garbage collection trucks city-wide. A similar agreement is being discussed with the Cleaning and Improvement Fund in Amanat Al-Asama (Sana’a City).

· UNICEF and partners are supporting the Ministry of Education (MoE) to develop a compensatory curriculum for catch-up classes that will provide access to education for nearly 1.83 million children affected by the ongoing conflict.

· An increased number of young boys are being observed manning checkpoints throughout the country. Twenty-three boys were observed at checkpoints in several locations in the Taiz Governorate and 16 boys in the Aden Governorate. An additional nine boys were observed with an armed group in a market in Aden.