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A WASH success story: from a swamp to a safe passage for children

UNICEF Yemen/2018



Yahya Najmuddin is a father of four living in Harran city in Dhamar governorate. His eyes are filled with sadness when he remembers the story of a girl who fell in a swamp in front of his house last year. His children, who were playing outside, saw the little girl and screamed for help. Luckily, she was rescued and immediately sent to the hospital. The child survived but the inhabitants of Harran feared this kind of incident could happen again.

Samiha: A story of hopes and dreams from Abyan

UNICEF Yemen/2018/Rasheed


Samiha is a young displaced girl, determined to fulfil her dreams, living in Abyan, southern Yemen. Back in 2013, she was one of the children who took part in a photography initiative organised by UNICEF. She was 11 years old at the time when she participated in the “My World Through My Lens” UNICEF project. The workshop aimed at supporting and providing vulnerable children with technical guidance to express themselves and share their stories of hope for the future through photography and movie making.

Born into war - 1,000 days of lost childhood

Born into war - 1,000 days of lost childhood



More than 3 million children were born in Yemen since the escalation in violence in March 2015 according to a UNICEF report. Born into War details how children in Yemen have been scarred by years of violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education.

The report calls on all parties to the conflict, those with influence on them and the global community to prioritise the protection of children in Yemen.

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