UNICEF / YEMEN CHILDREN

12-Dec-2016 00:01:00
Nearly 2.2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished and require urgent care. At least 462,000 children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), a drastic increase of almost 200 per cent since 2014. An additional 1.7 million children suffer from Moderate Acute Malnutrition. UNIFEED
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STORY: UNICEF / YEMEN CHILDREN
TRT: 01:00
SOURCE: UNIFEED
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: NATS

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FILE – WFP - 22-23 OCTOBER 2016, HAJJAH, YEMEN

1. Wide shot, hospital entrance
2. Med shot, mother sitting by malnourished daughter
3. Close up, malnourished child
4. Close up, child being checked for malnutrition
5. Wide shot, Doctor checking child

FILE – WFP - 22-23 OCTOBER 2016, HODEIDA, YEMEN

6. Wide shot, Med shot, doctors and staff checking child
7. Close up, cereal
8. Med shot, woman given food aid

FILE – WFP - 22 OCTOBER 2016, HAJJAH, YEMEN

9. Wide shot, people in que to receive food aid
10. Med shot, woman sitting on ground
11. Wide shot, woman walking away with bag of wheat

FILE – WFP - 20 OCTOBER 2016, SANA’A, YEMEN

12. Close up, child cooking tomatoes
13. Med shot, child cooking tomatoes
STORYLINE
According to UNICEF, nearly 2.2 million children in Yemen are acutely malnourished and require urgent care. At least 462,000 children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), a drastic increase of almost 200 per cent since 2014.

Hodeida, Sa’ada, Taizz, Hajjah and Lahe are five governorates which have the highest of all SAM cases in the country.

Even before the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, Yemen faced challenges from widespread poverty, food insecurity and a dearth of health services. Now Yemen’s health system is on the verge of collapse.

Less than a third of the country’s population has access to medical care. Less than half of health facilities are functional. Health workers have not been paid their wages for months and aid agencies are struggling to bring in lifesaving supplies because of the political deadlock between the warring parties.

The agency needs US$70 million to provide much needed nutrition services to mothers and children across the country.
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