On Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Save the Children Yemen launched the EVERY LAST CHILD with 300 participants from Local Authorities, Local Partners, the Media, the Community members, SCI staff and of course, children, many of whom have been displaced. The launch was conducted in one of Save the Children’s Child Friendly Space in Al Myrwah district in Hodeida.
One year since the conflict in Yemen escalated, 90% of children are now in need of emergency humanitarian aid and the desperate plight of 10 million children is still being largely ignored, Save the Children said today.
Ten months on since the escalation in this pointless, protracted and bloody conflict has left the Middle East’s already poorest and most under-developed country now witnessing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with 21.2 million people – or 82% of the population - now in need of emergency humanitarian assistance, including close to 10 million children.
The scale of suffering in Yemen is staggering.
Even where schools have reopened, insecurity has contributed to a situation where fewer girls are attending classes, exacerbating the gender education gap that pre-existed the conflict. Those boys and girls who are at school often receive poor quality education, aggravated by the current crisis, due to a combination of overcrowded classrooms, shortages of qualified teachers, and lack of basic equipment including desks, chairs and text books.
Race for Survival 2015