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14 Jun 2017 description

Focus is on saving lives and livelihoods to sustain peace and tackle hunger

14 June 2017, Rome - The African Union (AU) and FAO will seek to step up joint efforts to end hunger and sustain peace in the continent say FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko .

14 Jun 2017 description

21st century wars are taking place in cities: urban warfare has become the norm, the battles are in people’s homes, on their doorsteps, in their streets, their schools, and their hospitals. In a new report, the International Committee of the Red Cross reveals the human consequences of modern warfare, the findings, says the ICRC’s director of operations for the middle east Robert Mardini, are disturbing.

“Well from 2010 to 2015, imagine, half of the civilians who were killed in armed conflict died in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen,” he explains.

14 Jun 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 14 countries. Agencies reported 681 incidents in eight countries and 26 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in seven countries.

14 Jun 2017 description


  • From 27 April to 12 June 2017, 124,002 suspected cholera cases and 923 deaths (CFR: 0.7%)have been reported across the country from 275 districts in 20 out of the country’s 23 governorates.

  • The overall case fatality ratio (CFR) is 0.7%, while it is 3.2% among people aged over 60.

  • Of the total reported cases, 65 709 (53%) are women, while 22 448 (18 %) are children below the age of five.

14 Jun 2017 description

In May 2017, 234 (100% Ethiopian) migrants were interviewed in four MRC locations. There was a 53% drop from registrations in April. Of the 234 migrants, 53% were interviewed in Djibouti (Obock) MRC location. 85% of migrants intended to travel onwards to Saudi Arabia. 124 migrants reported to have been advised by a smuggler to use the chosen route with 86% of them registered in Obock MRC. 97% of the total migrants registered intended to start a business or look for work in their country of destination.

14 Jun 2017 description

More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$6.3 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.9 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.

14 Jun 2017 description

Situation Overview

• From 27 April to 12 June 2017, a total of 124,002 suspected cholera cases were reported from 20 governorates. Out of the total reported cases, 923 deaths were reported (0.7% case fatality rate).

• The number of deaths reported over the last four weeks is almost five times higher than deaths reported from October 2016 to March 2017.

• More than half of the suspected cholera cases have been reported from Sana’a City (21,538), Hudaydah (14,107), Hajjah (13,279) and Amran (13,148).

14 Jun 2017 description
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A deadly cholera epidemic sweeping Yemen is spiralling out of control, with at least one child infected every minute, warns Save the Children.

The rate of infection has more than tripled over the past two weeks, and 46% of the estimated 5,470 new daily cases of suspected cholera/acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) are children under 15 years.

This means an average of 105 children are contracting cholera/AWD every hour – or one every 35 seconds.

14 Jun 2017 description

As the cholera outbreak reaches unprecedented levels in Yemen, humanitarian partners have expressed fears of the epidemic spreading over the course of the rainy season.

The conflict-ravaged country's broken health and the water and sanitation systems have been unable to cope as waste piles up in the streets amid the rainy season. Congested urban centers where garbage remains uncollected and overcrowded displaced people's settlements with precarious sanitation are at high risk of contagion.

14 Jun 2017 description

Geneva/Sana'a–As the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen reaches unprecedented levels, with one in every 200 Yemenis suspected of having been infected with the disease, the ICRC is stepping up its response to the crisis. The Yemen public health system is under massive strain due to the ongoing conflict in the country and has no capacity to care for the population.

13 Jun 2017 description

Consecutive failed rains have led to widespread crop failures

By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, June 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With a record-breaking 26.5 million people going hungry in the Horn of Africa, development banks are increasing their humanitarian funding to fill a gap left by traditional donors, a high-level mission said on Tuesday.

Food rations for 7.8 million Ethiopians are due to run out in July due to funding shortages, while neighbouring Somalia is on the verge of its second famine in six years.

13 Jun 2017 description


23 people were killed in attacks by Batwa fighters in Tanganyika from 25-30 May, resulting in communities from more than five villages fleeing. Provincial authorities have forcibly returned IDPs in Kalemie to their villages of origin in Tanganyika despite widespread insecurity.

In Nord-Kivu, humanitarian access is deteriorating as intercommunal violence has increased over the last six months. ICRC has suspended their operations providing assistance to 25,000 people in Lubero territory after the abduction of two humanitarian staff.

13 Jun 2017 description

With more than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing or at risk of famine, US$240 million in coordinated allocations from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) were critical to the scale up of humanitarian action in those countries in the first half of 2017.

13 Jun 2017 description

13 June 2017 - WHO conducted a training workshop on the use of evaluation protocols for the Early Warning and Response Network (EWARN) – a proactive disease surveillance system used to rapidly detect and react to suspected disease outbreaks in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies. The workshop was conducted in Cairo at WHO’s Regional office of the Eastern Mediterranean from 16 to 18 May 2017 by WHO global EWARN experts in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

13 Jun 2017 description
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The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2017/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.

13 Jun 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 18.8 million people in need
  • 1,988,946 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
  • 81 Percentage of IDPs displaced for more than a year
  • 900,258 IDP returnees
  • 858,549 recipients of NFIs since March 2015
  • 280,096 registered refugees and asylum seekers
  • 21,698 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017


USD 114.6 million requested for IDPs and refugees in Yemen for 2017

Operational Update