UNICEF / YEMEN CONJOINED TWINS

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20-Dec-2021 00:03:25
Conjoined twins born in Sana’a, Yemen, in December 2020 and successfully separated in Amman, Jordan, have returned home to Yemen after surgery, UNICEF said today. UNICEF

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STORY: UNICEF / YEMEN CONJOINED TWINS
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DATELINE: 03 JULY / 26 OCTOBER 2021, AMMAN, JORDAN / 02 DECEMBER 2021, SANA’A, YEMEN

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03 JULY 2021, AMMAN, JORDAN

1. Various shots, conjoined twins prepared for surgery in the Specialty Hospital
2. Various shots, conjoined twins being transported to surgery room
3. Various shots, surgery being preformed

26 OCTOBER 2021, AMMAN, JORDAN

4. Med shot, health worker checking on Ahmed
5. Close up, Ahmed
6. Close up, Mohamed
7. Close up, Mohamed
8. Wide shot, health workers checking on Mohamed

02 DECEMBER 2021, SANA’A, YEMEN

9. Wide shot, Sana’a International Airport signage
10. Wide shot, arrival of the twins into the VIP hall in Sana’a International Airport
11. Med shot, parents carrying twins in VIP lounge
12. Pan left, twins being held by parents
13. Various shots, twins in VIP lounge
14. Various shots, twins with their parents and relatives

STORYLINE:

Conjoined twins born in Sana’a, Yemen, in December 2020 and successfully separated in Amman, Jordan, have returned home to Yemen after surgery, UNICEF said today.

Ahmed and Mohamed were born joined at the chest and abdomen at Al-Sabeen Children’s Hospital in Sana’a in December 2020. Following the birth, doctors at the hospital and health authorities in Sana’a made an urgent call to UNICEF to support their medical evacuation and separation surgery. UNICEF mobilised resources and support for the operation, which took place at the Specialty Hospital in Amman, Jordan, in July.

Now, following several months of recovery after the twins’ surgery, the family have returned home to Sana’a.

Thanks to generous contributions from multiple private individual donors, UNICEF was able to cover the medical and logistical expenses of this operation.

UNICEF Representative to Yemen Philippe Duamelle said the private donors, the medical team at the Specialty Hospital in Amman, the Jordanian authorities and many others who have made this success possible.

However, he stressed that, while this was a welcome happy ending story of one family, millions of children in Yemen continue to suffer in silence. Duamelle said, today more than ever, children in Yemen need support to realise their fundamental rights to health, nutrition, education, protection, as well as water, sanitation and hygiene. After seven years of war, the UNICEF said what is urgently required above all is peace.
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