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16 Jun 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Logistics Cluster enables global, regional and local actors to meet humanitarian needs.
Before crises, we work with the stakeholders in high-risk countries and regions to strengthen local capacities.

In crises, where local capacities have been exceeded, we provide leadership, coordination, and information, and facilitate access to operational services.

Globally, the Logistics Cluster is a community of partners actively working to overcome logistics constraints, and to develop and share best practices and solutions.

16 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12873
SECURITY COUNCIL
7974th Meeting (PM)

Members Strongly Condemn Attack of Special Envoy’s Convoy during Recent Visit

Expressing grave concern about the humanitarian situation in Yemen, the Security Council today adopted a presidential statement calling on all parties to engage constructively and in good faith to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in that country.

15 Jun 2017 description

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Our colleague, Jamie McGoldrick, the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, said today that the man-made humanitarian crisis in the country is resulting in famine-like conditions and an unprecedented spread of cholera.

There are more than 140,000 suspected cases, half of them children, and nearly 1,000 associated deaths, all of which he said could have been prevented.

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IRAQ

Gender-based violence, particularly sexual violence, is a widespread and alarming element of the crisis in Iraq.

A range of gender-based violence and other protection concerns for women and girls exist throughout the country. Priority GBV issues are: Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage, including Child Marriage, Sexual Violence, Harassment and Exploitation, ConflictRelated Sexual Violence.

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LIBYA

Operating in Libya remains hazardous and unpredictable due to multiple factors including presence of mines and explosive devices, threats of abductions and kidnapping of international personnel, proliferation of armed groups with no clear chain of command, and ongoing conflict and violence.
Following the Sirt military operation by government forces, ISIL lost control of large areas in Libya, yet it still maintains a few cells in different parts of the country, which poses serious threats to the international presence.

15 Jun 2017 description

15 June 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded a total of 29 562 suspected cholera cases and 172 associated deaths during the period 5 to 12 June 2017.

Since the outbreak started in October 2016, a cumulative total of 140 116 suspected cases of cholera and 989 associated deaths have been reported across the country. The overall case-fatality rate is 0.7%, however, it is higher (3.2%) among people aged over 60.

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • Prices of food and fuel commodities slightly rose in May 2017, with much increase on cooking gas prices. All prices in May continued to be much higher than in pre-crisis time.

  • The cost of the minimum food basket marginally increased in May compared to the previous month, and 33% higher than in pre-crisis period.

  • Generally, the poor supply and scarcity of food and fuel commodities persisted in May 2017.

  • Abnormally low level of demand by consumers observed during the first two weeks of Ramadan.

15 Jun 2017 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Relief have signed an agreement for almost US$ 8.3 million to support the ongoing health response to the cholera outbreak in Yemen.

This support from the King Salman Centre will ensure that 7.3 million people in 13 priority governorates are reached with life-saving health services as part of coordinated efforts by all health partners to conduct prevention activities and provide treatment.

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

15 Jun 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017

15 Jun 2017 description

A report just released by the ICRC estimates that fifty million people currently bear the brunt of war in cities around the world.

THURSDAY JUNE 15, 2017

As the world urbanises, so too does its conflicts; city centers and residential areas are being turned into battlefields and frontlines.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

CARGO DISPATCHED
516 MT

VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED
4.83 million (USD)

TOTAL SHIPMENTS
38

PARTNERS SERVED
8

14 Jun 2017 description

MUKALLA, 13th June, 2017 (WAM) -- The Mukalla port received on Tuesday a UAE aid ship loaded with essential food assistance as part of the Emirates Red Crescent's Ramadan food programme in Yemen.

An Emirates Red Crescent official said the assistance, the second shipment in just a week, will be distributed to the underprivileged families in the governorates of Hadramaut, Shabwa and Marib.

He added that the food assistance is also part of the UAE's ongoing relief efforts to ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.

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