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NEW YORK/GENEVA, 24 June 2017 – The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world.

In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of this war-torn country. Already more than 1,300 people have died – one quarter of them children – and the death toll is expected to rise.

24 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/AMMAN, 23 June 2017 – “UNICEF welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s announcement of a contribution to the cholera response in Yemen by WHO and UNICEF.

“Children make up half of the suspected cholera cases and one quarter of related deaths.

“We look forward to discussing this contribution with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.

“Such generosity will make a great difference to thousands of children at risk of contracting this rapidly spreading disease.”

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24 Jun 2017 description

Main season rainfall begins slightly earlier than normal over northern areas of East Africa

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24 Jun 2017 description

Drought and conflict continue to drive large assistance needs in East Africa

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24 Jun 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Location: Geneva
Date: 23 June 2017
Subject: (1) Yemen and (2) Mosul mosque and minaret

(1) Yemen

The UN Human Rights Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties as a result of the conflict. Over the past month, we have been able to verify a total of 49 civilian deaths.

23 Jun 2017 description

The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to €8.8 million.

23 Jun 2017 description

23 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) expresses deep thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence for his generous initiative to fund cholera response activities in Yemen.

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in Saudi Arabia, has announced a donation of US $66.7 million to UNICEF, WHO and their partners to contain the outbreak of cholera in Yemen, in response to their urgent call for much needed funds.

23 Jun 2017 description

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince gives $66.7 million in aid for cholera outbreak in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has announced a donation of $66.7 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and their partners to respond to the outbreak of cholera in Yemen.

The figure of $66.7 million has been requested by UNICEF and WHO as the total funding needed to respond effectively to the cholera situation in Yemen, through a combination of water, sanitation and healthcare activities.

23 Jun 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for May 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

23 Jun 2017 description

Excellencies, distinguished panellists, ladies and gentlemen, welcome.

One year ago, Member States, international and local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, humanitarian workers and civil society came together to respond to a call from people in crisis to do an even better job to secure their safety, to uphold their dignity and to provide opportunities for a better future.

23 Jun 2017 description

By: Lisa Abou Khaled and Rima Cherri

In Lebanon and Jordan, providing daily meals gives a sense of community back to refugees fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon – As the sun sinks, the Ramadan Kitchen in Lebanon’s fertile Bekaa Valley is a hive of activity, buzzing with the sounds of clanging pots and pans, food being packaged into plastic containers and the laughter and chatter of a hundred cooks and volunteers.

22 Jun 2017 description

This Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR) presents information on the evolving humanitarian situation in Yemen and the accomplishments by the humanitarian community against 2017 humanitarian targets and objectives for the January to April 2017 period. It builds on information that is collected monthly to monitor progress against agreed upon objectives and targets. It also presents key conclusions and recommendations for the humanitarian community and partners to consider.

22 Jun 2017 description

22 June 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded a total of 37 079 suspected cholera cases and 196 associated deaths during the period 13 June to 19 June 2017.

A cumulative total of 185 301 suspected cases of cholera and 1233 associated deaths have been recorded as of 21 June during this outbreak, which started in October 2016. The overall case-fatality rate is 0.7%; however, it is higher among people aged over 60.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 juin 2017 – Un chiffre record de 141 millions de personnes dans 37 pays a besoin d'une aide humanitaire aujourd'hui, alors que les programmes d'intervention coordonnés par l'ONU ne sont financés qu'à hauteur de 25%, a déclaré mercredi le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).

22 Jun 2017 description

ADEN, 21st June, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has donated ten Toyota Landcruiser 4X4 ambulances to the World Health Organisation, WHO, Country Office in Yemen as part of its continuous support for the health sector in the country.

The ERC said that a second batch of ten ambulances would be delivered to the WHO Country Office in Yemen next month.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – The UAE supports Yemeni forces that have arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, tortured, and abused dozens of people during security operations, Human Rights Watch said today. The UAE finances, arms, and trains these forces, which ostensibly are going after Yemeni branches of Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State (also known as ISIS).

21 Jun 2017 description

The increasing use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in a growing number of contexts has led to the issue featuring more and more prominently on disarmament and security policy agendas. In particular, the scale and intensity of the regional conflict involving Da’esh in the Middle East has seen the use of improvised munitions on an unprecedented scale, further amplifying the priority attached to IEDs as a policy issue.

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21 Jun 2017 description

Due to upsurge in needs to supply of medical Oxygen to the health care facilities in several parts of Yemen due to the growing number of wounded and other patients, beside the difficulty of transport, blocking roads and sometimes imposing siege and based on the newly established concept by Kuwait "Humanitarian diplomacy" which is not determined by race, color, race, religion or doctrine.