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The ICRC in Yemen

The ICRC is helping civilians affected by conflict and other violence in several of Yemen’s governorates, where a difficult humanitarian situation has compounded the suffering of communities already affected by a weak economy and limited infrastructure.Having expanded its programmes significantly in both the north and the south over the past 12 months, the ICRC is now able to ensure assistance, health care, water supplies and income-generating opportunities for tens of thousands of Yemenis.  

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Facts and Figures

In 2013, the ICRC:

  • visited 6,000 detainees in 17 places of detention;
  • assisted migrants who were in custody pending deportation;
  • held medical consultations for more than 68,000 disabled people;
  • distributed food to over 10,000 people;
  • immunized more than 700,000 head of livestock belonging to 32,000 farmers in Amran against endemic diseases;
  • treated 50 cows belonging to 50 female-headed households in the Al-Sawad sub-district of Amran governorate against disease;
  • combined flood protection, anti-erosion measures and renovation of irrigation systems in Wadi Bana with food-security activities in the Abyan delta, thereby improving economic security and enabling a resumption of farming for 42,000 people in the southern part of Abyan governorate.

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