Japan grants $1.9 million to support UNICEF’s humanitarian response in Yemen

At least 310,000 Yemeni children, adolescents and Internally Displaced Persons will benefit from multi-sectoral interventions

26 January 2022

Sana’a, 13 January 2022 – The Government of Japan has provided US$ 1.9 million to support UNICEF humanitarian response in Yemen. Thanks to this grant, at least 310,000 Yemeni children, adolescents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) will benefit from health, nutrition, WASH and child protection interventions.

“Children in Yemen need immediate assistance in multiple areas. Thanks to the support of the people and Government of Japan which helps us to deliver crucial health, nutrition and education services to conflict-affected and displaced children in Yemen, who are among the most vulnerable of all”, says Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative to Yemen.

Between March 2022 and March 2023, the grant will be used to deliver heath care, nutrition, water and sanitation, and child protection services in all 22 governorates of Yemen.  

Since 2017, Japan has contributed US$ 8.8 million to UNICEF Yemen to address urgent humanitarian needs through Supplementary Budget support. This contribution comes as a boost to the response of UNICEF and its partners to the humanitarian crisis that Yemen is currently facing.

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains one of the worst in the world. More than six years of conflict and severe economic decline are driving the country to the brink of famine and exacerbating needs in all sectors. Currently, 20.7 million people need humanitarian assistance in Yemen, including 11.3 million children.



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