The IPC-IG and UNICEF Yemen are working on a project about multidimensional needs of children in the country

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Yemen’s ongoing humanitarian crisis has long been considered the worst in the world. Since the outbreak of the civil war in late 2014, the country’s social protection system has been unable to carry out its functions. The situation has further deteriorated since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. By 2021, over two-thirds of the country's population urgently needed some form of assistance, including more than 11 million children (UNICEF 2021).  

In this context, the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the United Nations Children’s Fund—Yemen Country Office (UNICEF Yemen) have partnered to work on a project titled "Analysis of multidimensional needs of children in Yemen". To bring greater visibility to the need for donor support and advocacy efforts in favour of advancing the country’s social protection agenda, especially regarding the protection of children, the project foresees the production of a Policy Research Brief describing their needs across several dimensions. It will provide an overview of deprivations affecting children and recommendations for improving their situation through social protection policies and programmes. 

The Brief, which is slated for release by late August 2022, will be based on a literature review of reports and resources from aid and development sectors and the government, which have documented the multiple vulnerabilities of Yemenis in recent years.