The Impact of the Conflict on Yemeni Internally Displaced Children: Child led assessment report, August 2015

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, with 53% of the population su­ffering from multi-dimensional poverty even before the escalation of conflict.

The outbreak of the conflict in March between the Saudi-allied national government and Houthi armed groups in Yemen has only exacerbated these issues and prompted a large scale protection crisis that now runs parallel to the overwhelming humanitarian needs that existed prior to the start of the conflict.

In July 2015, Save the Children supported 20 children and young people to conduct an assessment of 105 displaced children between the ages of 12 and 18 from the governorates of Sana’a, Aden, Hajjah, and Saadah. In the context of increased level of displacement and reduced access to basic services; the purpose of this assessment was to gauge the impact the conflict has had on displaced children and the issues that they are facing due to the intensification of violence over the past months. Furthermore, the findings from this assessment will be used to inform programme design for Save the Children’s response.

Published 2015-11-02

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