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19 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

763,363 IDPs provided with NFIs since March 2015 to February 2017

134,149 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016

63,712 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016

63,067 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016

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19 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

2,007,216 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) *

1,027,674 IDP returnees

724,846 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

18.8 million people in need

263,432 people reached by the Protection cluster led by UNHCR in 2016

279,211 registered refugees and asylum seekers

1,839 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Feb 2017 description

Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency relief operations are just one per cent funded.

By: Tim Gaynor | 17 February 2017

GENEVA – People in war-ravaged Yemen are dying of famine and lack of medical attention in a situation now “beyond any humanitarian catastrophe,” UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency said today, warning the crisis would likely worsen as humanitarian needs are acutely underfunded.

17 Feb 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 385 arrivals from Yemen
  • 320 refugee children enrolled in schools
  • 482 refugees supported with health care assistance
  • 798 refugee households provided with cash assistance

Highlights

17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Availability of food and fuel commodities further deteriorated in January 2017 due to reportedly reduced imports and hoarding of essential commodities by opportunistic traders in anticipation of increased prices.

  • In-country stocks of wheat and sugar expected to run out by end of April 2017 while rice and vegetable oil merely cover one month national requirement.

  • Prices of food and fuel commodities increased in January 2017, and continued to be significantly higher than the precrisis levels.

16 Feb 2017 description

In 2011, Somalia suffered a famine that killed 260,000 people. The famine was declared in July, but most people had already died by May

By Tom Miles

GENEVA, Feb 16 (Reuters) - More than 20 million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, U.N. World Food Programme chief economist Arif Husain says.

16 Feb 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central African Republic (CAR), Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. The update also provides information regarding the status of the Working Group’s consideration of the Secretary-General’s reports, noting the adoption of the CAR conclusions on December 14, 2016. Currently, the Chair is awaiting introduction of new country-specific reports to begin negotiating conclusions.

16 Feb 2017 description
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Sana'a, 16 February 2017

I am extremely saddened and appalled by the airstrikes that hit a funeral gathering of mostly women and children in a private residence in the Arhab District of Sana’a Governorate yesterday afternoon. Health authorities confirm six women and a girl killed and at least 15 other women injured; some gravely. Unfortunately, the number of dead could rise as the critically injured struggle to survive.

16 Feb 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017

16 Feb 2017 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

This vulnerability and needs assessment was carried out in Lahj and Taiz Governorates in South Yemen during November-December 2016. The overall objective was to assess the vulnerability and needs of the populations in Lahj and Taiz Governorates to determine appropriate interventions for the most vulnerable households.

Key Findings

16 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

Nasser Al-Sakkaf

TAIZ, 15 February 2017

It’s impossible to get hard numbers, but child marriage appears to be on the rise in Yemen: a consequence of the extreme poverty caused by nearly two years of devastating war in what was already one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.

Read more on IRIN

16 Feb 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

2 Students, Administrator Killed; 3 Children Wounded

15 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 February 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his commitment to fighting terrorism but underlined also the importance of political solutions to the crises in Syria and the wider region, and put his weight behind the intra-Syrian negotiations expected to begin later this month in Geneva.

Speaking to reporters in Cairo after meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Secretary-General praised Egypt as a “central player” and an “absolutely essential contributor” to finding a solution to regional problems.

15 Feb 2017 description

Nearly 100 medical facilities belonging to, or supported by, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed since 2015. The vast majority were in Syria, the others in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Sudan.

15 Feb 2017 description

Amran is a small city about fifty kilometres north-west of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.

More than 58,000 internally displaced people are living in Amran, according to one report from the Task Force on Population Movements. This is the highest number of displaced people in the country. Amran is one of the poorest areas, with very low health indicators.

15 Feb 2017 description
  • Airstrikes have continued in the last days and civilian casualties were reported in Hodeidah city. On 13 February, the city's telecommunications building was destroyed, reducing the possibilities of contacts with the population. While airstrikes intensify on Hodeidah, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concerns over the direct targeting of civilians.