USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) grants UNICEF US$11 million to support Integrated lifesaving Nutrition and WASH interventions for children and their families in Yemen
Over 967,000 people (including over 525,000 children) will benefit from integrated nutrition and WASH interventions
Sana’a, 19 April 2023 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) has announced their support to UNICEF humanitarian response in Yemen with a new contribution of $11 million. This contribution will help provide lifesaving nutrition services to over 159,000 children under five and over 89,000 pregnant or lactating women in ten governorates. In addition, over 718,000 people including 366,582 children in sixteen governorates will benefit from emergency WASH service including water supply, gender-responsive sanitation services and hygiene promotion including hygiene supplies.
“The needs of children in Yemen remain dire. Thanks to such contributions as this one from USAID/BHA, UNICEF will be able to provide integrated lifesaving nutrition and WASH services to girls and boys and their families”, says Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative to Yemen.
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains one of the worst in the world. Over eight years of conflict and severe economic decline are driving basic service systems to the brink of collapse.
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.