UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) releases US$5 million to UNICEF to respond to critical needs of recently displaced persons

Over 300,000 people will benefit from multisectoral interventions

22 March 2022

Sana’a, 21 March 2022 – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released US$ 5 million to UNICEF to respond to the critical needs of recently displaced persons, host communities and other affected persons in Marib, Al Jawf and Hadramaut.

The assistance provided will target the immediate needs of internally displaced persons (IDP) and vulnerable communities resulting from the recent escalation of the conflict in the three governorates. Over the next six months, more than 300,000 people, including children will benefit from health, nutrition, child protection and water and sanitation interventions.

Children and their families living in IDP sites are facing difficult conditions and their basic needs require urgent response. Like in all conflicts, children are always the ones who suffer the most”, says Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative to Yemen. “We thank the UN CERF for this valuable support to our humanitarian response”, he adds.

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains one of the worst in the world. Seven years of conflict and severe economic decline are driving the country to the brink of starvation and exacerbating needs in all sectors.



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