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10 March 2017

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Mr. President, Council members,

Thank you for inviting me to brief on my visits to countries facing famine or at risk of famine: Yemen, South Sudan and Somalia. I will also briefly mention the outcomes of the Oslo Conference on the Lake Chad Basin.

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CRISIS OVERVIEW

Pooled funds are considered to be one of the most efficient mechanisms of humanitarian financing as they reduce transaction costs and allow for a better prioritization of assistance among different organizations. They enable humanitarian partners operating in countries affected by natural disasters and armed conflict to quickly deliver flexible and effective life-saving assistance to people who need it the most. You can contribute to two main types of pooled funds:

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10 Mar 2017 description

Renewed fighting has displaced more than 62,000 people in recent weeks, with many facing malnutrition, disease and inadequate shelter.

BAYT AL FAQIH, Yemen – As the battle for control of the Red Sea port of Mokha on Yemen’s west coast raged around them last month, Amina* and her family knew the time had finally come for them to flee for their lives.

10 Mar 2017 description

From December 2016 to January 2017 the TFPM observed an overall decrease in the conflict-related displacement of 15,876 individuals (-0.79%). On the other hand, there has been an overall increase in the conflict-affected return population of** 21,222** individuals (+2%). Food was reported as the top priority need among 75% of identified IDP locations and 51% of returnee locations.

Key Findings

  • 55% of IDPs are children.

10 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has distributed the first batch of shelter aid to the directorate of Tur Al-Bahah district of Lahij Governorate for the internally displaced persons (IDP) from Taiz city as part of the ongoing Kuwaiti humanitarian campaign in Yemen.

The "Kuwait is by your side" campaign's aid included cooking gas cylinders, cooking tools, blankets, and other necessary supplies for displaced families from districts of Haifan, Habshi Mountain, Mafalees, and Gabeeta in Taiz city, the Kuwaiti-Yemeni Relief Agency said in a press statement Thursday.

09 Mar 2017 description

Amnesty International has corroborated new evidence the Saudi Arabia-led coalition recently fired Brazilian-manufactured rockets containing banned cluster munitions striking three residential areas and surrounding farmland in the middle of Sa’da city, injuring two civilians and causing material damage.

The attack, which took place at 10.30pm on 15 February 2017, is the third confirmed use of Brazilian-manufactured cluster munitions documented by Amnesty International in the last 16 months.

09 Mar 2017 description

123.8 M required for 2017

10.9 M contributions received, representing 3% of requirements

118.1 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

09 Mar 2017 description

It has been one year since Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started providing life-saving health services at the general rural hospital of Thi As Sufal district in Ibb governorate,Yemen.

09 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

1,754
NFIs distributed
2,543
Households provided with cash assistance
5,400
Somali returnees assisted
7,549
Children provided with monthly education fees

Population of concern
A total of 1.2 million people of concern

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09 Mar 2017 description

9 March 2017 – “I feel anxious every time I come here as I don’t know if I will able to get my treatment,” says 37-year-old Salim Ali, a renal failure patient who for the last 17 years has come to Al Hudaydah Renal Dialysis Centre in Yemen for bi-weekly haemodialysis sessions.

Haemodialysis is a treatment for patients with severe kidney failure using a dialysis machine to clean the blood. In general, haemodialysis takes between 3 and 5 hours and is done 3 times a week.

09 Mar 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017—World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today issued the following statement on the devastating levels of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa and Yemen:

“Famine is a stain on our collective conscience. Millions of lives are at risk and more will die if we do not act quickly and decisively.

08 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

801,079
Number of refugees registered in the country

8,085
Number of refugees newly registered in January

129,561
Number of refugee youth in the country

43,061
Number of unaccompanied and separated children

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

08 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.

08 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
MIDDAY

7 March 2017

The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held a clustered interactive dialogue with Marta Santos Pais, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, and with Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict.

08 Mar 2017 description

For 25-year-old Fathia Moafaa, every day is a struggle to make ends meet. Her work starts at 6pm, just after evening prayers and, apart from a short break at 10pm, she continues through the night until dawn, turning milk from the family’s three cows into yoghurt, butter, ghee and Laban to sell at her local market in Yemen’s Al Hudaydah governorate.

The profit she generates supports herself, her husband and her mother in law. “This is our livelihood,” she says. “This is how we exist.”

08 Mar 2017 description

Al Hudaydah Port:

8 vessels operational at port quaysides (all commercial)
1 vessels at anchorage (all commercial)
12 vessels expected to call (all commercial)

Al Saleef Port:

2 vessels operational at port quaysides (all commercial)
5 vessels at anchorage (all commercial)
2 vessels expected to call at Al Saleef Port (all commercial)

Ras Issa (oil terminal in Red Sea):