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Sep 8, 2020

SORD Nutrition Report April - August 2020

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death. The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and is causing severe hardship for millions of people. Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, over 20 million Yemenis are food insecure, of which nearly 10 million are acutely food insecure. The rate of child malnutrition is one of the highest in the world and the nutrition situation continues to deteriorate. A recent survey showed that almost one third of families have gaps in their diets, and hardly ever consume foods like pulses, vegetables, fruit, dairy products or meat. Malnutrition rates among women and children in Yemen remain among the highest in the world, with more than a million women and 2 million children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. More than half of all families are buying food on credit, up by almost 50 percent compared to pre-crisis levels. Salary payments for public sector employees have been suspended since September 2016, affecting nearly 30 percent of the Yemeni population who depend on government salaries and pensions. Though the situation of nutrition in Yemen is so dark, a glimmer of hope looms on the horizons which enables Yemenis to overcome their sufferings. It is the generous hands supporting the needy people to access the basic needs of life. Sanid Organization for Relief and Development (SORD) , with all funds reached from the donors, always tries to reduce the rate of malnutrition in the targeted areas where this project is implemented. During the second quarter of 2020, children under 5 and PLWs suffering from acute malnutrition in Ablas area have been supplied with the proper nutrition supplementary. Community awareness have been raised among the pregnant women ,lactating mothers and Girls of childbearing age regarding the evils of malnutrition, both for child and mother, the importance of good nutrition for the mental and physical well-being, and how to use the available resources In order to overcome or reduce malnutrition. More details about the results achieved from this project can be found in the attached file:


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Jun 24, 2020

SORD Nutrition Report May 2020

"With your help, I will appropriately live"
"With your help, I will appropriately live"

For more than five years since the eruption of the conflict, Yemeni people have continued to suffer from the severe economic decline and the brunt of ongoing hostilities. In addition, changes in the frontlines and the collapsing essential public services have taken a massive toll on the Yemeni population, exacerbating chronic vulnerabilities. The health care system continues to be a victim of Yemen's conflict where poverty, hunger and unsafe drinking water have taken their toll. The already dire humanitarian situation in Yemen has been exacerbated by successive outbreaks of diseases such as cholera and diphtheria.

With no end in sight to the conflict, the economic crisis, disease and displacement, the situation of Yemeni children and families is set to worsen, with an anticipated 24 million people, half of them children,  (80 per cent of the population) in need of humanitarian assistance, protection and basic health care assistance.  It is further stated that 10 million people require food aid to survive and that seven million are malnourished which makes the situation in Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

These huge needs come at a time when the health system is on the brink of collapse. Half the health facilities have either been partially damaged or completely destroyed by conflict, and health workers have not been paid in the last years. Medicines and medical equipment are in short supply. Outbreaks of epidemic and water-borne diseases such as cholera and diphtheria, and recently the outbreak of Covid-19 show how precarious public health is in the current situation.

One of the health problems is malnutrition which is really considered a critical risk in Yemen.  Good nutrition and access to adequate food remains a challenge to child survival. Consensus exists over the immediate causes of malnutrition and food insecurity in Yemen, which include poverty, illiteracy, low availability of clean water supplies, low levels of breastfeeding, and dependence on imported grain as a staple. The conflict in Yemen, which plays a clear role in aggravating malnutrition, has

 

escalated dramatically since nearly five years ago and is compounding an already severe protracted humanitarian crisis. So, conflict and insecurity remain the main drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition that have pushed the most vulnerable households to the brink of famine.

With a vital role, SORD raised its project which is entitled: " Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen". The proposed project aims at contributing  to the reduction of mortality and morbidity associated with acute malnutrition to children under 5, pregnant women and lactating mothers in the targeted areas that have high acute malnutrition rates. During the first quarter of 2020, children  under 5 and PLWs suffering from acute malnutrition have been supplied with the proper nutrition supplementary. Community awareness have been raised among the pregnant women ,lactating mothers and Girls of childbearing age regarding the evils of malnutrition, both for child and mother, the importance of good nutrition for the mental and physical well-being,  and how to use the available resources In order to overcome or reduce malnutrition. More details about the achievements of the project can be found in the following attached file:


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May 7, 2020

SORD Nutrition Report

 

Malnutrition is a critical risk in Yemen and good nutrition and access to adequate food remains a challenge to child survival. Consensus exists over the immediate causes of malnutrition and food insecurity in Yemen, which include poverty, illiteracy, low availability of clean water supplies, low levels of breastfeeding, and dependence on imported grain as a staple. The conflict in Yemen, which plays a clear role in aggravating malnutrition, has escalated dramatically since nearly five years ago and is compounding an already severe protracted humanitarian crisis. So, conflict and insecurity remain the main drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition that have pushed the most vulnerable households to the brink of famine.

The lack of education of mothers and their subsequent lack of knowledge regarding nutrition issues clearly aggravates the already fragile nutritional status of their children. Worse yet, this bad nutritional status is also widely spread in the pregnant and postpartum women, making them weaker and less able to take adequate care of their children.

With a vital role, SORD raised its project which is entitled: " Protecting 1469 Yemeni children from malnutrition". The proposed project aims at contributing  to the reduction of mortality and morbidity associated with acute malnutrition to children under 5, pregnant women and lactating mothers in the targeted areas that have high acute malnutrition rates. To achieve this overall objective, SORD has been providing nutrition assistance to children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) to prevent and treat malnutrition.

During the first quarter of 2020, children  under 5 and PLWs suffering from acute malnutrition have been supplied with the proper nutrition supplementary. Community awareness have been raised among the pregnant women ,lactating mothers and Girls of childbearing age regarding the evils of malnutrition, both for child and mother, the importance of good nutrition for the mental and physical well-being,  and how to use the available resources In order to overcome or reduce malnutrition. More details can be found in the following attached file:

Again and again and over again, we are expressing our gratitude and millions of thank to our generous donors who are the milestone of hope for Yemeni children. Your grants will never ever be in vain. Many thanks to all those helped in implementing the project, staff, health workers and volunteers.     


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