The Role of UNICEF's Intervention Programs in Improving Polio Coverage During the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Saleh, Hanan and Seidelson, Lucy Sebli (2021) The Role of UNICEF's Intervention Programs in Improving Polio Coverage During the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. International Journal of Academic Research In Business and Social Sciences, 11 (2). 572 - 586. ISSN 2222-6990

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Abstract

The poor humanitarian situation in Yemen resulted from many factors such as political instability, multiple localized conflicts and chronic underdevelopment. However, when the armed conflict started in March 2015 the whole country started experiencing a great shortage of vaccines which risks the lives of millions of children from infectious diseases such as polio. Therefore, fighting against polio was one of UNICEF’s battles in the country. This research aims to provide an assessment regarding the major interventions that UNICEF uses to deliver immunization services including polio vaccines to children during the current humanitarian crisis in the country. The analysis of the results showed that UNICEF’s support has a positive impact on children in Yemen. The coverage rate continues to improve slowly despite the challenges faced during the humanitarian crisis. Recommendations to resolve these challenges and to improve the current immunization interventions in the future were proposed. Keywords: Yemen, UNICEF, Humanitarian Interventions, Immunization, Polio

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Yemen, UNICEF, Humanitarian Interventions, Immunization, Polio.
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Seidelson
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2021 08:04
Last Modified: 27 May 2021 10:16
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/34970

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