Photo Essay: Knowledge is key to save lives and protect displaced communities from cholera in Yemen
Since the beginning of the cholera outbreak in April 2017, more than 1.2 million of suspected cholera cases have been registered in Yemen, with over 2,500 associated deaths across the country. Children under the age of five continue to represent more than a quarter of all suspected cholera/acute watery diarrhea (AWD) cases. In an effort to contain the epidemic, UNICEF implemented an integrated prevention and response plan to tackle AWD/cholera in high-risk areas and provide diarrhoea treatment, chlorination of water sources, rehabilitation of wastewater systems and hygiene awareness.
Nasiba: A Community Volunteer engaged for a clean environment in Ibb
Nasiba is a UNICEF Community Volunteer and a great champion of environmental issues. The young woman comes from a small village of Asaddah district, in Ibb governorate. Back in April this year, she completed a Communication for Development (C4D) training organized by UNICEF and its partner on the ground, which helped her to get a better understanding of how to communicate with her community and make her messages about health and the environment more effective.
Hana’a, a Community Health Volunteer: “I take care of children and serve my community as a humanitarian messenger"
2018 Humanitarian Action for Children: Yemen (revised, September)
UNICEF has revised its humanitarian requirement for 2018 from US$378 million to US$424 million, in line with the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen, to meet the humanitarian needs of children in 2018. A sharp depreciation of the Yemeni Rial increased the cost of operations and implementation of activities. UNICEF Yemen is experiencing a funding gap for specific sectors.