by the Yemeni General Union Sociologists, Social Workers and Psychologists (YGUSSWP)
Dear Dr. Mariko Kimura, IFAP President,
As you know Yemen currently has the greatest level of humanitarian needs in the world after the conflict beginning on 26 March 2015 until now which lead over 20 million people 80% of the population in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, Yemenis are struggling to survive as fuel, food and medical supplies are critically low due to the closure of land, sea and air routes. Over 12 million people are going hungry as wheat and other staples are in increasingly short supply. More than 15 million are without access to health care as hospitals shut down due to lack of medical supplies and power cuts.
The Yemeni General Union Sociologists, Social Workers and Psychologists (YGUSSWP) have been deeply affected from this conflict as most of our offices around the country have been damaged or affected due to heavily airstrike bombing, however we still working very hard to support our society and help them to get through this conflict by providing them with psychosocial support.
YGUSSWP established and managing safe friendly spaces for children in Sana’a province in some districts and this project funded by the UNICEF office in Sana’a. This project’s aim is to provide psycho-social support to children and raise the community’s and the children’s awareness of protection issues, and to provide a friendly space and protected environment that enables children to participate in organizing activities, where they could play and adapt knowledge, learn and express themselves , and return back to their normal lives, and linking children to society and contribute to the implementation of development programs and self-reliance, and the protection of children.
With our best regards sincerely,