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Photo Essay: UNICEF launches polio campaign to protect children in Yemen

UNICEF Yemen/2018

   

   
In Yemen, child mortality remains very high at an estimate of one child dying every 10 minutes from mainly preventable diseases, including poliovirus. Given this context, UNICEF Yemen is supporting the national Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) to reinforce routine childhood immunization by procuring vaccines, sustaining the delivery of routine vaccinations, providing operational costs to health facilities and funds to train health workers.

Photo Essay: Psycho-social support and education help children overcome the scars of conflict in Yemen

UNICEF Yemen/2018/Abdulbaki

   

   

   

As children across Yemen become increasingly affected by the mental horrors of conflict, UNICEF is ensuring that they have access to quality education and learning opportunities in a safe and protective environment.

Teachers, social workers, and parent council members are receiving training on both peacebuilding and how to provide psycho-social support to children. They are equipped with the knowledge and methodology to provide after school activities, using playing and active learning approaches.

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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