UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report September 2021
1 to 30 September 2021
The conflict in Ma’rib escalated during the reporting period, with around 33,000 additional people displaced. UNICEF and partners provided 4,664 newly displaced households (32,648 people) with RRM kits including essential hygiene items, food, family basic hygiene kits, and female dignity kits. In September, four governorates in the south temporarily closed schools due to extreme heat and conflict. UNICEF continues working with the Ministry of Education on preparedness response including distance learning modalities, training on safe school protocols, provision of personal protective equipment, etc.
The third round of Integrated Outreach was implemented in 12 governorates. A total of 22,902 children under one year of age received their first dose of the Pentavalent vaccine, and 34,994 children received their third dose.
Despite funding challenges in the WASH sector, UNICEF and partners reached around four million people through sustained access to safe drinking water via the distribution of fuel in both the north and south, water trucking, the distribution of ceramic water filters, and water treatment.
UNICEF’s life-saving work in Yemen faces a 46 per cent funding gap, with the most urgent needs in WASH ($26.3 million), Health ($105 million) and Education ($33.6 million).