Yemen The poorest country in the Arab world. It has extreme water scarcity, conflict, soaring food prices, a growing population and collapsing state services. Every night, a third of the Yemeni people (over 5 million people) go to bed hungry. Yemen’s malnutrition levels are among the world’s highest.
Crisis in Yemen Flood in Hadramout in October 2008 –80 people killed –IDPS 20,000 to 25,000 IDP 6 years old conflict in the northern part of Yemen – 350,000 IDPS. –New 7,000 IDPs during the last 2 months Conflict in the northern part of Yemen –100,000 IDPs
SRH in emergency responses Coordination: –RH field coordinator –Field focal points –Cluster and sub cluster meetings –RH work group –Field visits by emergency UNFPA and IPs teams
SRH in emergency responses..cont. Capacity Building – TOT on MISP (2 participants) –5-days training on MISP (15 participant ) –Two (2) days orientation courses on RH kits and MISP (60 participants)
SRH in emergency responses..cont. Procurement and distribution of RH kits through –6 Camps clinics (2 in Hajja and 4 in Sa’ada) –8 prefab clinics (4 in Sa,ada, 1in Hajja, 1 in Amran and 2 in Hadramout) –9 Health centres ( in Hadramout, Lahj and Aden, 3 each) –4 referral Hossibitals (in Saada, Hajja(Haradh), Aden and Lahj governorates ) –8 Mobile clinics and teams ( 4 in Sa’ada, 1 in Hajja, 1 Amran, 1 in Lhaj and 1 in Abyan
SRH in emergency responses..cont. Supporting HOs in Hhajja, and Sa’ada Govts. to provide MISP: –Hajja Health office: Two 24hrs working clinics in camp I & II. –Saada Health Office Establish and operate 2 prefab clinics deploy 4 mobile teams. Each with one physician, one midwife, and one lab-technician –strengthen the referral system (both Hajja and Saada governorates) (referral RH kits, G & O specialist)
SRH in emergency responses..cont. Supporting NGOS (CSSW and YFCA) to provide MISP services: –Operate 4 mobile clinics (Hajja, Amran, Abyanand Lahj) – Establish 4 prefabs clinics (Hajja, Amran and Hadramout (2). Each with one physician and one midwife and one lab- technician. A total # of 34,600 IDPs women and girls haver received RH services
What works Mobile clinics and teams Prefab clinics continue to work after emergency situation. Field coordinator RH kits
Strengths and Weaknesses Strengths –ASRO technical and financial Support –HOs cooperation Weaknesses –Week emergency preparedness, –Fund limitation –Week coordination with other partners in the field
Areas Where SRH emergency response in Yemen would benefit from regional support Technical support Financial support Sharing information and experiences
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