Amman, 23 May 2019 – UNICEF welcomes the signing of an agreement for the contribution of US$ 40 million from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to support children in dire need of lifesaving services across Yemen.
With this new contribution, one million beneficiaries, including 200,000 internally displaced children and their families, will be reached with emergency water and sanitation services. UNICEF will also be able to provide treatment to 50,000 children under five years suffering from severe acute malnutrition and promote better child feeding practices for mothers living in high-risk areas.
But generosity alone is not enough. An end to the conflict is needed so that children can once again grow in peace and realize their rights.
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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