Save the Children staff in Yemen are warning that a deadly cholera outbreak could become a full blown-epidemic, with more than 65,000 cases expected by the end of June at current rates. Yemen is seeing an average of more than 1,000 suspected cases of cholera a day, with nearly two out of three suspected of being children under 15 years.
As the United Nations announces aid pledges for Yemen totalling $1.1 billion, more than half of the $2.1 billion requested from donors, Save the Children is calling on the international community to do more to ensure aid can reach children quickly.
The world is abandoning Yemen’s children in their hour of greatest need, Save the Children says on the eve of a major international donor conference in Geneva. As the country teeters on the brink of famine, only 14% of the $2.1 billion needed to save lives this year has so far been pledged.
Ayman (26) was an unemployed young man from Alsouk village in Almilah district of Lahj governorate, in southern Yemen. He comes from a very poor family. Ayman was trained by Save the Children to be a Community Animal Health Worker (CAHW). He was trained on how to provide veterinary support and to treat common animal diseases. The knowledge he gained enabled him to become a well-known CAHW in his community and he started to get a better income for his family.
YEMEN HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE SITUATION REPORT- March 2017