Health: Only 50 percent of the population has access to health services. Yemen suffers from high infant, under-five, and maternal mortality rates, partly due to the weak antenatal and post-natal care and maternal malnutrition, and the high prevalence of malnutrition among children. It is particularly in the rural areas where health care provision is poor owing to lack of the necessary support structures, such as education, communication, transport and other facilities. There is no adequate data on adolescents' access to reproductive and mental health-care.

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  1. Child Protection in Emergencies Facts and Figures

    Compiled by the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG), this report presents facts and figures on child protection in emergencies. Data was collected for the 42 countries that have a Humanitarian Coordinator or that were on the Inter-Agency's Standing Comm

    Publication year: 2015 Publisher(s): CPWG, The Child Protection Working Group

  2. Forgotten Crisis, Forgotten Children: Millions of Yemen's Children Going Hungry

    As the conflict in Yemen enters its ninth month, the situation for children and their families becomes more and more desperate with each passing day. Over 1.3 million children under the age of five are suffering from acute malnutrition, and with the food

    Publication year: 2015 Publisher(s): Save the Children

  3. The Impact of the Conflict on Yemeni Internally Displaced Children: Child led assessment report, August 2015

    Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, with 53% of the population su­ffering from multi-dimensional poverty even before the escalation of conflict. The outbreak of the conflict in March between the Saudi-allied national government and H

    Publication year: 2015 Publisher(s): Save the Children

  4. Nowhere Safe for Yemen's Children: The deadly impact of explosive weapons in Yemen

    Before March 2015, life for children in Yemen was not without challenges: nearly half of young children suffered from stunting or chronic malnutrition. Many children were at risk of abuse, exploitation and violence from, for example, child marriage, recru

    Publication year: 2015 Publisher(s): Save the Children UK

  5. Education Under Fire: How Conflict in the Middle East is Depriving Children of Their Schooling

    Produced and published by UNICEF, this publication investigates how conflict in the Middle East is depriving children of their schooling. As conflict continues and spreads, schools – and the children and teachers that use them – are finding themselves in

    Publication year: 2015 Publisher(s): UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

  6. UNHCR Child Protection Regional Initiative- Live, Learn & Play Safe 2014-2016

    Unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) are vulnerable to many threats and face particular protection challenges and an uncertain future. This publication looks at the lives of UASC in Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Yemen. It examines the particular and

    Publication year: 2014

  7. Protection of Refugee Children in the Middle East and North Africa

    This report highlights good practices undertaken by UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, non-governmental organizations, and other partners across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in protecting refugee children in the re

  8. Child Protection Issue Brief: Alternative Care

    This Issue Brief addresses Alternative Care and the relating key concepts of: unaccompanied children, separated children, caregivers, family tracing and reunification, and child-headed households. The UN Refugee Agency is in a unique position to emphasize

    Publication year: 2014

  9. The Twin Challenges of Child Labour and Youth Employment in the Arab States: An overview

    This ILO (International Labour Organisation) report examines the closely intertwined issues of child labour and youth marginalisation within the Arab States, i.e. Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Syria,

  10. Out of the shadows: Child marriage and slavery

    This report, prepared by Anti-Slavery International, sheds light on the striking links between slavery and slavery-like practices and many child marriages. It reviews the literature available on child marriage to show that a potentially high proportion of

    Publication year: 2013 Publisher(s): Anti-Slavery International