Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Impending famine, ongoing fighting and a failing health system leave millions at risk in Yemen

24 April 2017 -- Two years of intense conflict have left 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and placed overwhelming strain on the country’s health system at a time when it is needed most.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading a reprioritization of the response of more than 66 operational partner organizations, aiming to sustain the remnants of the nation’s health system and ensure access to life-saving health services for the country’s most vulnerable.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Nationwide immunization campaign in Yemen protects 5 million children against polio

April 2017 - Nearly 5 million children under the age of 5, in an effort to keep Yemen polio-free, have been vaccinated in a nationwide campaign covering all governorates in the country. The campaign was supported by a partnership between the World Bank, UNICEF and WHO

Health situation

Yemen - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health Cluster requirements
US$ 182 300 000 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 120 000 000

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