Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) kits make a difference for recently displaced families
UNICEF and its partner agencies have distributed more than 57,000 RRM kits across 21 governorates in Yemen, benefitting over 400,000 newly displaced people
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In Marib governorate, which hosts over 900,000 Internally displaced people (IDPs), the highest number of IDPs settlemen out of the 4.3 million internally displaced persons in Yemen, UNICEF, WFP, and UNFPA with support from IOM, distribute Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) kits to recently displaced families. The kits include food, family basic hygiene kits and a female kit.
Humanitarian workers are carrying RRM kits to be distributed to internally displaced persons in Marib, Yemen. This interagency programme is supported by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) through the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF).
“We face many challenges, but the main one is that rough trails make it difficult to reach the newly displaced families with kits, and we don’t always know where these families are”, says Anas Abdullah Al Moalimi, working as enumerator at IOM. “There are many displaced people and families. Some of the families fled without a thing, they could hardly survive, and they used to have nothing except for the blankets they got from their neighbors.”, he adds.
“Of course, these kits are useful for many people, as they provide essential things for the displaced during the first days of displacement”, says Entisar Shaiban, RRM field assistance staff from IOM.
Children living in the camp in Marib, Yemen, watch the distribution of RRM kits. In 2022, UNICEF and its partner agencies have distributed more than 57,000 RRM kits across 21 governorates in Yemen, benefitting over 400,000 newly displaced people.