European Union contributes €1 million to UNICEF to support the delivery of essential nutrition services in high-priority districts in Yemen
Sana’a, 02 November 2022 – The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has contributed, through UNICEF, €1 million to sustain the delivery of essential integrated treatment and preventive nutrition services in high priority districts in Taizz, Al Hudaydah and Sa’ada governorates, in Yemen.
This funding will contribute to benefit more than 120,000 children under the age of 5 and 60,000 pregnant and lactating women through a comprehensive nutrition response focusing on both curative and preventive interventions in 10 districts in the three governorates.
“Today, more than 2.2 million children under the age of 5 in Yemen are malnourished, including more than half a million children who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), which is a life-threatening condition. Thanks to such contributions, UNICEF will be able to provide integrated lifesaving assistance for children and their families”, said UNICEF Representative to Yemen Philippe Duamelle.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/yemen.