CERF-funded Project


Lifesaving support for nutrition and WASH services in Yemen (20-UF-CEF-051)

Project overview

Under the proposed activities, UNICEF will provide life-saving nutrition and WASH support to vulnerable communities in Yemen. UNICEF will target 435,394 children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) with activities in support of overall nutritional status and 3 million people will benefit from Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities to support access to safe water. The dual-pronged approach of support to both nutrition and WASH is imperative to support to overall better health of the Yemeni population. Nutrition activities include screening and referral of children under 5 and pregnant and lactating mothers to prevent further nutritional deterioration. Therapeutic treatment will be provided to children who are referred for treatment, through the procurement and delivery of therapeutic food and medicines. Building on previous UNICEF WASH intervention achievements in Yemen with different donors’ support, the proposed project aims to enhance UNICEF Emergency WASH interventions to improve and sustain WASH service provision in conflict affected and vulnerable communities in Sana'a, Marib, Mukalla, Lahj, Ataq, Hudaida, Hajjah, Saada, Al Jawf Ibb, Taizz, Dhamar, Amran, Al Mahweet, Raimeh governorates in Yemen and preventing the disease such as cholera, and COVID_19 spread in at risk communities. WASH service provision is a key underpinning to the general health of the population of Yemen, mitigating risk of disease thorough access to safe drinking water, and sanitation and hygiene.

Sector Amount in US$
Nutrition US$7,999,970
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene US$7,999,971