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Publication(Washington, DC: World Bank, 2023-09-14) World BankThis report highlights respondents’ lived experiences during Yemen’s conflict as experts of their own experiences. This report aims to present the voices of Yemenis who have now spent eight years living through a civil war, economic crisis, and close to famine. This report is among the few authentically capturing Yemeni voices on a range of day-to-day issues from different governorates across the country. But arguably the small sample size limits ability to generalize findings. However, generalizing findings was not the intention of the report. For each theme, 'Voices from Yemen' presents a multi-stakeholder perspective to mitigate bias towards a single stakeholder group or geographical area. Moreover, the report’s findings are in line with those in quantitative reports, such as ‘Surviving in the Times of War’ or the ‘World Bank Phone Survey’ report on food security. ‘Voices from Yemen’ presents a comprehensive picture of suffering derived from human stories behind the statistics. The conflict has made Yemeni lives unaffordable, uncertain, vulnerable, and often unbearable. The power of people’s speech and the intensity of their stories narrate their grave vulnerabilities and the sense of helplessness and suffering the conflict has caused.
COVID-19 in Solomon Islands - Economic and Social Impacts: Insights from the January-February 2022 Round of High Frequency Phone Surveys(Washington, DC, 2022-07) World BankThis report focuses on the socio-economic impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Solomon Islands. The fourth round of the high frequency phone survey (HFPS) interviewed 2,671 households in January-February 2022 on the socio-economic impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19), including employment and income, community trust and security and COVID-19 vaccination. The January-February 2022 round occurred at the onset of the first wave of COVID-19.
Micronutrient Deficiencies in the Palestinian Territories: Identifying the Bottlenecks of Anemia Prevention and Control and Assessing the Feasibility of an Oil Fortification Program(World Bank, Washington, DC, 2021-12) Hasumi, Takahiro ; Mahmassani, HiyaIn the Palestinian territories (PT), decades of conflict, economic stagnation, and restricted movement of people and goods, coupled with high unemployment and poverty rates, continue to affect social, health, and nutrition indicators. For decades, several assessments have indicated a poor nutritional status of the population in the West Bank (WB) and Gaza Strip (GS). Specifically, a high prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies still exists among pregnant and postnatal women and children of ages 6–23 months despite multiple initiatives to address them. Micronutrient deficiencies are one form of undernutrition that occur because of insufficient intake or sufficient intake coupled with inadequate absorption due to infection, disease, or inflammation. Two detailed assessments were conducted (1) to identify the bottlenecks of anemia prevention and control programs in the PT and (2) to examine the feasibility of an edible oil fortification program. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and conflicts, the assessments largely relied on the use of readily available data for secondary analyses and remote data collection through online/phone surveys, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. To the extent possible, the assessments collected data from key informants (for example, health care service providers) and beneficiaries through field visits and stakeholder interviews. The detailed methodology for each of the assessments areavailable in annexes 1 and 2.