Nutrition and Mortality Assessment Report: Emergency WASH & Nutrition for conflict-affected people in Yemen

Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and ranks 154 of 187 countries on the Human Development Index. High levels of poverty, poor education and poor health outcomes have been worsened by the protracted conflict that began in March 2015 and still rages on. In March 2017 seven out of the 22 governorates in Yemen were classified to be in IPC phase 4 (an emergency level) of food insecurity. Taiz was one of the seven governorates IPC classified to be in this emergency phase. An estimated 17 million people, which is equivalent to 60% of the total Yemeni population, were reported to be food insecure and requiring urgent humanitarian assistance to save lives and protect livelihoods.

This report presents findings from a survey conducted by Save the Children (SC) in Taiz Governorate from 18 to 30 March 2017. The Standardized Monitoring & Assessments of Reliefs & Transitions (SMART) methodology was used. The survey was conducted in 7 accessible districts in Taiz Highland (THL) zone. Surveyed districts were AL-Mawaset, Samea, Al-Selw, Al-Misrakh, Saber Al-Mawadem, Khadeer and Al-Maafer. A two-staged cross-sectional survey was conducted. The study population in the seven districts was 571,889 people living in 345 villages. A total of 563 households (HHs) and 624 U5 children were enumerated. The survey aimed to determine the nutritional status of U5 children, IYCF practices and crude mortality rate in the study population.  

Published 2017-10-27

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