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17 Mar 2017 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: March 17, 2017 3:26 PM
VOA News

HODEIDA, YEMEN — More than 30 people are reported dead after unknown assailants fired on a boat carrying migrants in the Red Sea, off the coast of Yemen.

The boat, believed to be carrying Somali refugees, came under fire late Thursday night near the port of Hudaydah on Yemen's west coast, according to Mohamed Abshir Gedi, the deputy Somali community chairperson in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

17 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Brazil Should Stop Producing Banned Weapon, Join Ban Treaty

(São Paulo) – The Saudi-led coalition launched Brazilian-made cluster munition rockets that struck a farm in northern Yemen in late February 2017, wounding two boys, Human Rights Watch said today.

16 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Conflict along the western coast of Taizz Governorate escalated in January 2017 and has continued over the last week, including in several areas adjacent to coastal districts and near the southern border of Al Hudaydah Governorate.

16 Mar 2017 description

by Stephen O'Brien | https://twitter.com/unreliefchief
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:57 GMT

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Allowing famine to unfold is a choice; we must make the choice to stop it

16 Mar 2017 description

By the beginning of 2017, more than 4.5 million people required assistance with shelter, non-food items (NFIs), or CCCM support of collective centres in which they were living (based on the YHRP for 2017). Of these people, 3.9 million were in areas of acute need, and over 2 million were displaced. Extremely vulnerable IDP families in Yemen experience degradation of already sub-standard living conditions, overcrowding, lack of prospects of accommodation solutions, eviction threats.

16 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, March 15 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait beside you" campaign launched Wednesday a project offering shelter aid to displaced Yemenis from governorates of Al-Hudaydah and Ta'iz in Al-Buraiqah Directorate, west of Aden.

Aid was delivered to 150 people, out of a total of 1,200 targeted by the campaign, the Yemeni-Kuwaiti Relief Agency said in a statement.

It added that Al-Buraiqah top official Hani Al-Yazidi lauded Kuwait's humanitarian role supporting them necessary household materials.

15 Mar 2017 description

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 32 looks at developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Philippines and Central African Republic.

Issue 32 also includes an insert regarding states that have endorsed the Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians. For more information on the Kigali Principles, see: Peacekeeping and the Kigali Principles.

15 Mar 2017 description

The Danish Refugee Council is present in some of the worst hit areas and helps people, who are affected by the escalating ‘four famines’ in Africa and Yemen.

More than 20 million people are facing famine in the crisis currently escalating several places in African and Yemen. This has caused the UN to issue its largest appeal in the organizations history. The Danish Refugee Council is present in many of the worst affected areas and is working extensively to help.

15 Mar 2017 description
report Theirworld

Drought and conflict are causing massive hunger emergencies - against a backdrop of one in four children in developing countries already suffering chronic malnutrition that could affect their development.

The world is watching in horror as yet another humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding.

15 Mar 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 18.8 million (72 percent of population) in need of humanitarian assistance 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

  • 17 million food in secure, including 6.8 million severely food insecure Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) March 2017

  • 2 million internally displaced and 1 million returnees HCT Task Force on Population Movement, 12th Report, January 2017

15 Mar 2017 description

1. Overview

The Emergency Livelihoods Response Plan (ELRP) is a tool that allows the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to scale up its response in Yemen to prevent the already dramatic levels of food insecurity and malnutrition from worsening.

The ELRP sets out the key emergency agricultural livelihoods interventions to be implemented in Yemen, within the framework of the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan.

15 Mar 2017 description

Escalating violence in the city of Al Mokha continues to cause mass displacement. Al Mokha is a strategic port city in Taiz Governorate, which is one of Yemen’s most brutal conflict zones and currently hosts approximately 273,780 displaced people.

Last month, displacement from Al Mokha spiked as fighting intensified. IOM activated the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Al Mokha immediately after the clashes erupted. So far, IOM has tracked a total of 34,920 displaced individuals from Al Mokha into neighboring areas.

15 Mar 2017 description

Number of people at emergency food insecurity levels increases 20 percent in nine months

SANA’A/AMMAN –Severe food insecurity threatens more than 17 million people in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis released by the United Nations and humanitarian partners today.

15 Mar 2017 description
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14 Mar 2017 description

Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, South Sudan, and Somalia.

I would like to begin by thanking Stephen for his briefing. As well as for his initiative and stamina in confronting the toughest humanitarian challenges that the world present. And through him, may I pay tribute to all humanitarian workers responding to these humanitarian challenges, which are of a scale so unprecedented, so unacceptable that it’s almost unimaginable.

14 Mar 2017 description

Yemen - Escalating violence in the city of Al Mokha continues to cause mass displacement. Al Mokha is a strategic port city in Taiz governorate, which is one of Yemen’s most brutal conflict zones and currently hosts approximately 273,780 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Last month, displacement from Al Mokha spiked as fighting intensified. IOM activated its Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Al Mokha immediately after the clashes erupted. So far, IOM has tracked a total of 34,920 displaced individuals from Al Mokha into neighbouring areas.