25 June 2023

Empowering Yemen’s Most Vulnerable Families: UNICEF's Rapid Response to the Flooding Crisis

Yemen was hit by heavy rains and severe flooding throughout the early new year, leading to the displacement of 1,753 families. In response to this crisis, UNICEF, through its Rapid Response Mechanism, has been delivering life-saving aid to the most vulnerable individuals. Emergency teams were deployed to assess damage in 50 districts and 12…, Supporting Displaced Families, Conflict, flooding, and heavy rains forced many Yemenis to leave their homes, overburdening displacement camps and shelters. Recognizing their urgent need, UNICEF has assisted 4,989 newly displaced families, totaling 34,923 individuals. Essential hygiene items, such as soap, towels, and jerrycans were provided, offering some relief from the…, Making a Difference for Families, The UNICEF Rapid Response Mechanism – supported by the Yemen Humanitarian Fund of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – aims to provide essential support to families affected by torrential rains and Yemen’s enduring conflict. Jamila Abdo Ahmed, who experienced the devastating effects of flooding in Taizz, shares her experience…, Meeting Immediate Needs, The Rapid Response kits provide families who have been forced to evacuate their homes – whether due to conflict or natural disasters – with essential supplies. Houriya Muhammad Nasser, a displaced woman in Taizz, has shouldered the impact of the ongoing war on her family, leading to the loss of several family members due to shelling and clashes.…, Helping Those Affected, Through the Rapid Response Mechanism, UNICEF aims to assist affected and displaced families in maintaining a sense of dignity. Ghaleb Abdo, a displaced individual in Taizz, expresses his gratitude after receiving a bag of hygiene items, stating, "The bag contained materials that helped me and my family maintain cleanliness and provided us with…
01 March 2023

Responding Rapidly to Displaced Families' Needs in Yemen

Ravaged by over eight years of conflict, Yemen is facing a severe humanitarian crisis that has left millions of people in dire need of assistance. UNICEF Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) project has been operating with the support of OCHA YHF fund to orr. The project aims to deliver essential items to affected areas, providing hygiene kits, health…, Overcoming Challenges to Deliver Assistance, Despite its challenges, the RRM project has been instrumental in providing essential items to displaced families in Yemen. Mukhtar Mohammed, an RRM Field Officer in Abyan Governorate, shared, "The challenge we face during the distribution is the distance of IDPs from the main distribution area, so we have to transport the kits to their locations.…, Voices of Hope and Overcoming Struggles with the Help of Kits, The UNICEF RRM project has successfully responded to the needs of displaced families, ensuring that they receive essential items as soon as possible. Taiseer Mohammed, a displaced mother of twins from Taiz Governorate who now lives in Jawlat Sada Camp, said: "UNICEF's support was really helpful for us. They provided us with essential hygiene kits…, Comprehensive Assistance for Yemen's Displaced Families, The RRM project has demonstrated the possibility of providing rapid support to families in need and helped prevent the spread of diseases and epidemics, which is of significant concern in IDP camps. UNICEF aims to expand the project's reach to include additional areas with displaced families. However, there is still much more to be done to…