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UNICEF thanks the State of Kuwait for its support to Yemen’s children

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Children receive treatment at the Sab'een Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen,

AMMAN, 24 July 2017 – As the humanitarian crisis in Yemen deepens and with no end in sight, UNICEF welcomes the latest contribution of over US$2 million from the State of Kuwait to support children affected by the acute watery diarrhoea /cholera outbreak.

“Kuwait has been one of the largest donors to UNICEF’s work in the region. Since 2013, Kuwait contributed nearly US$150 million allowing us to provide lifesaving assistance to children impacted by the multiple conflicts including in Iraq and Syria,” said Geert Cappelaere UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

This recent funding will be used to expand the delivery of integrated life-saving assistance through simultaneous acute watery diarrhoea and cholera treatment; water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition support to the children of Yemen and the dissemination of information on preventative behaviour for the population at large.


Notes to editors:

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

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For more information contact:

Chris Tidey, UNICEF New York, ctidey@unicef.org
Tamara Kummer, UNICEF Yemen, +962 797 588 550, tkummer@unicef.org 
Rajat Madhok, UNICEF Yemen, +967 712 223 001, rmadhok@unicef.org




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