Unicef statement on support to children in Yemen:
“Although the deteriorating situation in Yemen is curtailing operations, Unicef continues to work to provide vital assistance for children in the country through a small number of international staff and more than 100 national staff, working with local as well as international partners.
“Unicef and partners are providing water, sanitation and hygiene supplies as well as supporting mobile health clinics for more than 600 families who have arrived in Harad from the north.
“Children from these displaced families will also be able to attend Unicef-supported schools when they open Sunday.
“Information to help children avoid risks from unexploded ordnance and landmines will be distributed in major urban areas.
“Unicef and partners also continue to provide health, education and nutrition programmes in areas not affected by the current fighting.”
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