All of our plans to launch the third Race for Survival in Yemen were coming together, until the war and conflict began in March, changing everything.
Instead of working with the children on ideas for the event, and ways to build on the success of last year, I had to inform our partner that it might just be too risky to gather hundreds of children in one place, given the risk posed by airstrikes and shelling. Protecting children is our ultimate priority.
n July 2015, Save the Children supported 20 children and young people in our programs to conduct a child-led assessment of 105 displaced children between the ages of 12 and 18 from the governorates of Sana’a, Aden, Hajjah, and Saadah to gauge the impact the conflict has had on them and the issues that they are facing. Their responses underline the disastrous impact the conflict is having on Yemen’s children.
Through Save the Children’s Local to Global project we are working to highlight the issues that internally displaced (IDP) children in Yemen are facing as a result of the current crisis.
THE IMPACT OF THE CONFLICT ON YEMENI INTERNALLY DISPLACED CHILDREN
Race for Survival 2015