- OCHA Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 26 | 14 August 2017
- WHO Yemen: Cholera Response Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin (06 August 2017)
- UNICEF: Yemen: Protection Cluster Update (August 2017)
- RW Topic: Fighting Famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017 Interactive HNO site
- 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (Jan 2017) Interactive HRP site
- Yemen Periodic Monitoring Review, January - April 2017
- FAO Yemen Emergency Livelihoods Response Plan: Support to agriculture-based livelihoods in Yemen, 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Yemen
- Yemen: Joint Cholera Response Plan - July 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- UNHCR Yemen Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan data portal
- IDMC (Internally Displacement Monitoring Centre)
- Human Rights Watch World Report 2017: Yemen Country Chapter
- Yemen Spatial Food Security Monitoring Tool
- UN: Geneva Consultations on Yemen
- Food Security Cluster: Yemen
- Logistics Cluster: Yemen
- Yemen: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2016
- Yemen: Flash Floods - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Yemen: Dengue Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Yemen: Floods - Aug 2013
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Yemen: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2012
- Yemen: Floods - Jul 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
Mr President, Distinguished Representatives,
New York, 21 August 2017
Mr. President, Distinguished Representatives,
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.
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.
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:
Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response.
• 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
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.
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.
• 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.
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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