Initiatives across the country aim to provide families and their communities with the necessities needed to protect them selves against the spread of COVID19
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An spread of COVID-19 in Yemen could be devastating for the vulnerable communities that UNICEF are already working to serve. With a health system on the brink of collapse and many health workers going without salaries for years it is already difficult for many families to access the healthcare they need to survive.
At the same time vulnerable communities are also grappling with dengue and cholera/AWD outbreaks, food insecurity, and an economic crisis. To respond and reduce the additional impact that COVID-19 could have in communities, UNICEF are scaling up preparedness and response programmes across the country.
For families displaced in Aden a continuous, safe water supply empowers them to wash their hands.
In Saada new hygiene measures have been put in place for garbage disposal, clean latrines and new water wells.
Mobile teams in Hajjah provide medical support in hard to reach areas including vaccines, malnutrition screening and treatment and hygiene education.
In Ibb, UNICEF delivered to IDP's and vulnerable groups receive basic hygiene kits containing towels, jerry cans, soap, detergent and sanitary pads.
Displaced families across the country receive basic hygiene kits containing towels, jerry cans, soap, detergent and sanitary pads. These supplies enable them to look after the health and hygiene of their families while longer ter m relief is planned.
These initiatives are made possible by ongoing support from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and UAE AID.