Mapping Available Assistance to Children with Disabilities in Yemen
This report serves as key evidence to guide a fit-for-purpose response to the needs of children with disabilities.
During a conflict, especially protracted ones such as in Yemen, the number of children with disabilities increases due to conflict related injuries and poor nutrition among others. Infrastructure and basic services on which they depend are destroyed or compromised and their full participation in society is weakened.
UNICEF upholds the rights of children with disabilities at the core of its mandate. This reflects the organizational commitments linked to the Convention of the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In Yemen, UNICEF is committed to include and mainstream children with disabilities into all its programming, for inclusive humanitarian and development action.
One of the challenges faced when it comes to programming for children with disabilities in Yemen, is the lack of accurate and up-to-date data. As part of its strategic focus on evidence generation, UNICEF has conducted a mapping exercise to identify what type of support/assistance is available for children with disabilities and the gaps that exist.
We hope that readers will find this report useful and that it will trigger further efforts to produce quality evidence to promote inclusive programming for children living with disabilities in Yemen.