Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen

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Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen
Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen

Ongoing conflict, airstrikes and restrictions on imports have left 14 million people in Yemen on the brink of famine. All warring parties and those fueling the conflict through arms sales are implicated in this man-made humanitarian crisis. The United Nations is sounding the alarm over projections that an estimated 2.3 million children under five in Yemen are expected to go hungry or be on the brink of starvation by the end of this year – half of all children in that age bracket. Yemen faces an unprecedented hunger crisis after six years of conflict, the agency warned. This is an increase of 16 percent compared to the same time last year and the highest number on record in the country. New UN data published today projected that more than 2 million children will be malnourished in 2021. An estimated 400,000 of these children will suffer from the most severe form of malnourishment - without care, many of them could die of starvation or diseases. The data also reveals that around 1.2 million pregnant and breast-feeding mothers will be malnourished by the end of the year, meaning more children are set to be born in hunger. The new figures, from the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Acute Malnutrition report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, mark an increase in acute malnutrition and severe acute malnutrition of 16 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively, among children under five years from 2020. The agencies also warned that these were among the highest levels of severe acute malnutrition recorded in Yemen since the escalation of conflict in 2015. Malnutrition damages a child’s physical and cognitive development, especially during the first two years of a child’s life. It is largely irreversible, perpetuating illness, poverty and inequality. Preventing malnutrition and addressing its devastating impact starts with good maternal health, yet around 1.2 million pregnant or breastfeeding women in Yemen are projected to be acutely malnourished in 2021. Years of armed conflict and economic decline, the COVID-19 pandemic and a severe funding shortfall for the humanitarian response are pushing exhausted communities to the brink, with rising levels of food insecurity. Many families are having to resort to reducing the quantity or quality of the food they eat, and in some cases, families are forced to do both. These numbers are yet another cry for help from Yemen where each malnourished child also means a family struggling to survive. The crisis in Yemen is a toxic mix of conflict, economic collapse and a severe shortage of funding to provide the life-saving help that’s desperately needed. But there is a solution to hunger, and that’s food and an end to the violence. If we act now, then there is still time to end the suffering of Yemen’s children. Sanid Organization for Relief and Development (SORD), as an NGO working in Yemen, tries its best to reduce the malnutrition rate among under-five children and PLWs in Yemen in general and in Sana'a Governorate, in particular, where this project has been implementing : " Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen". This 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 last 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.

All reached data and achievements regarding this project can be found in the following attached file:


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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 Covid 19 pandemic has further compounded existing vulnerabilities experienced by beneficiaries especially the under-five children, pregnant and lactating women and  various operational challenges. According to the UN report, parts of Yemen are seeing their highest levels of acute malnutrition in children which heightening warnings that the country is approaching a dire food security crisis.

 

Drivers of malnutrition in Yemen worsened in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic, economic decline, floods, under-funding of this years's aid response  have compounded an already bleak hunger situation after nearly six years of war.

 However, it is noted, despite these challenges, generous resources by the donors, and efforts by MoPHP, UN agencies, NGO partners and the nutrition cluster coordination team, enabled and facilitated continued delivery of nutrition services in the country including remote locations. The MOHP also highlighted several challenges (logistic, supervision, implementation of services in COVID -19, timely delivery of supplies, delay in payments etc) that were expected to be addressed during the mid-year review.

Sanid Organization for Relief and Development (SORD), as an NGO working in Yemen, tries its best to reduce the malnutrition rate among under-five children and PLWs in Yemen in general and in Sana'a Governorate, in particular, where this project has been implementing  : " Save lives 3025 children U5yr & 1,360 PLW in Yemen".  

This 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


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"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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Today's children are tomorrow's men, so they lead a suitable and well-off life that enables them to reach this goal. On the contrary, children of Yemen cannot imagine this. This the fact because they are ill, sick, meager, miserable, severe acute malnourished.  In addition, the mothers of such children suffer from the same problem. So, how can malnourished mothers feed their children and provide them with appropriate care.

Numerous reports revealed that if the war in Yemen continues to 2022, then about 500,000 Yemenis will die as a result of poor living conditions, disease, malnutrition, and lack of medicines and health supplies. These reports have shown that Yemen has, nowadays, gotten one of the largest numbers of people who are suffering from food insecurity in the world. 80% of the population of Yemen today (about 24 million people) are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, and that 16 million people in Yemen, or about half of the country's population, are suffering from acute malnutrition. Also, if the unfair blockade of the Yemeni ports continues and food supplies are disrupted that number will grow significantly

The effects of malnutrition and long-term food insecurity will emerge in today's children who will face mental and physical development problems in the near future. Many reports have revealed that there are 1.1 million pregnant women living in food poverty. If the current operations to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen continue, it will take about 20 years for the Yemeni people 'level of food security to return to the pre-war level.

In this context, an estimated 3.2 million children and women in Yemen are severely malnourished, and 50% of all children suffer from permanent stunting. According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs  (UNOCHA), approximately 7.4 million children in Yemen need humanitarian assistance, indicating a catastrophic humanitarian situation.

However, as long as there are good philanthropist people all over the globe, there will be a hope of good life for Yemeni children and mothers. During the last three months ,we  in Sanid Organization, along with your generous support ,could help (250) children  in two medical centers ,Qa'a Al-Irra and Ablas Centers – the second center has been established recently as an emergency response  to cover the urgent needs of Ablas area. These children have been supplying with all necessary nutrition supplements, minerals and vitamins. 17 children were cured that can be added to your contributions in saving Yemeni children. Awareness has been raised to  200 mothers in both centers about the bad effects of malnutrition and how to invest the available resources to fight malnutrition and improve their children's fitness.

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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In the eyes of the children we see our future our dreams our hope, but in the eyes of the children in Yemen we see the struggle and the fight to survive, hunger have excocted their energy suppressed their dreams making their only wish is to live another day, yet the unfortunate truth that lays behind the second day, is another story of struggle. Mothers covering their pain and worries, unable to give their infants basic nutrient as hunger have dried their milk.

Day by day we find more and more children with several cases of malnutrition, health facilities empty of medication, houses with no food and others with no roof. Children as old as seven years thinking that life is this way, as they have no seen it before the war.

In our efforts to stand with the forgotten once, we give our all to provide with everything is in our hands, yet nothing seems enough, with your generous help during august we were able to aid 123 children suffering with severe malnutrition, by providing nutrition supplements along with vitamins to help strength their meagre body to see another day only 9 out of the 123 were cured and transferred to the second stage which is the moderate malnutrition, unfortunately as we are still in the process of rising funds we are still unable to provide the full service, It was also noted that during August and the Eid Holidays, many others were not able to attend. Yet another 80 child 42 of them males and 38 females, were screened and given awareness sessions to their care givers on the danger of malnutrition as some have no background of the indirect causes. Also 42 pregnant and lactating mothers. Those children were admitted to Qa’a Al Era Health facility which is supported by Sanid Organisation, both UNICEF and WFP are also participating in the fight against malnutrition, but as the need is massive in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, priority districts have been allocated due to the displacement caused by the war clashes, leaving many others in desperate need.

We would like to thank you all for the generous donations, and give our assurance that it will not be in vain, we also like to give our gratitude for all those who supported the implementation of the project, specially the field team and the health workers who still stand no matter what challenges stand ahead

We will continue to stand along with those in need, and wit your help, hope can be restored in the eye of the future.


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Sanid Organization for Relief and Development

Location: Sana'a - Yemen
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Project Leader:
Mohammed Al-Kabous
Sana'a, Sana'a Yemen
$20,880 raised of $274,000 goal
 
140 donations
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