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18 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 979 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

17 Aug 2017 description
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Sana’a, 17 August 2017: I am deeply concerned by the shrinking humanitarian space in Yemen where parties to the conflict continue to obstruct the timely provision of humanitarian aid to people in need.

15 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 863 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

13 Aug 2017 description

Original 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

The 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) released in February 2017 sought US$2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with life-saving and protection services across the country. The strategic focus of the YHRP revolved around the following strategic objectives:

  1. Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response.

13 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 494,000 suspected cholera cases and 1,966 deaths were reported in under four months.

• Two million Yemenis are displaced; one million have returned to their homes.

• In two separate incidents, 280 migrants were forced off boats near the Yemeni coast, killing scores of them.

• An airstrike in Sa’ada killed 12 people, including women and children, on 4 August.

Cholera crisis far from over

Over 494,000 suspected cases and 1,966 deaths in less than four months

10 Aug 2017 description
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More than 10% of the population of Yemen has experienced displacement since March 2015 due to the ongoing conflict. A large majority of them have been displaced for more than twelve months.

05 Aug 2017 description
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Sana’a, 5 August 2017:I am deeply concerned about reports of airstrikes on civilians in Sa’ada Governorate received from humanitarian partners on the ground. Attacks on a house in As Safra District and on a private vehicle in Razih District have reportedly resulted in the death of at least twelve civilians, including women and children and the injury of ten more people.

02 Aug 2017 description

In a country that is witnessing one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, it is hard to imagine what people need the most. Seven million people are on the brink of starvation, 2.3 million children under age 5 are malnourished, and two thirds of the population need humanitarian assistance and protection. Everything is needed and everything is urgent—shelter, food, water, health services, sanitation, safety.

01 Aug 2017 description

Key Points

• Strong commitment from field leadership and operational actors on NWOW needs to be backed by unified direction from headquarters. There is a need for a clear roadmap from the UNDG and IASC to move forward systemically.

28 Jul 2017 description

As conflict rages in Yemen, the countryis alsofacing both the world's largest food security crisis and its most severe cholera epidemic.

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28 Jul 2017 description

Project Management

ProCap aims to strengthen the collaborative response of protection agencies and non-protection mandated organisations. To do this, it deploys senior personnel with proven protection expertise at field, regional and global operations and trains mid-level protection staff from standby partners and humanitarian organisations. The Project objectives and activities are guided by the 2014-2016 ProCap Strategy.

Project Governance / Management