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13 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Statement attributable to Meritxell Relaño, UNICEF Representative in Yemen

SANA’A, 13 June 2017- “The cholera outbreak in Yemen continues to spread at an alarming speed. Over 124,000 cases have been recorded – almost half of them are children.

“Children continue to bear the brunt of the war in Yemen. Many who have become ill or have died from cholera were suffering from malnutrition. At least 923 people have died from the disease since late April. Children account for one quarter of the deaths.

13 Jun 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 18.8 million people in need

  • 1,988,946 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

  • 84 Percent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

  • 900,258 IDP returnees 855,189 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

  • 279,480 registered refugees and asylum seekers

  • 21,698 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

Operational Update

12 Jun 2017 description

DENMARK LAUNCHES EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

by Hara Caracostas
05 Jun 17

Denmark has launched an emergency relief fund, drawing on the Start Fund’s experience, to allow the country’s grassroots organisations to respond to crises around the world. The Danish Emergency Relief Fund (DERF) is also open to funding for smaller NGOs within countries affected by crisis.

12 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • Since the start of the second wave of cholera outbreak on 27 April 2017, a cumulative total of 91,431 suspected cholera cases, including 727 associated deaths, have been reported across the country from 267 districts in 19 out of the 23 governorates, with a case-fatality rate of 0.8%.

  • Of the total reported cases, 48,708 (53%) are women, while 16,048 (18 %) are children below the age of five.

12 Jun 2017 description

CRC/C/OPAC/USA/CO/3-4

Concluding observations on the combined third and fourth report submitted by the United States of America under article 8, paragraph 1, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict

I. Introduction

11 Jun 2017 description

10 June 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has recorded an additional 13 912 cholera cases in the country between 3 and 6 June 2017. A cumulative total of 96 219 suspected cases of cholera and 746 associated deaths have been reported across the country since the outbreak started in October 2016.

11 Jun 2017 description

MUKALLA: The Emirates Red Crescent on Friday delivered humanitarian and relief aid to the most underprivileged families in Mukalla, the capital city of Yemen's southern coastal governorate of Hadhramaut, as part of an aid operation that also covers the governorates of Shabwah and Ma'rib throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Beneficiaries of the UAE's latest aid delivery include a large number of widows and children.

11 Jun 2017 description

ADEN: As part of the UAE's efforts to contain the epidemic, Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has sent a new shipment of antibiotics to combat cholera in the Yemeni governorates.

This shipment comes within the framework of the UAE's continued humanitarian efforts to support the Yemeni people and alleviate their suffering.

09 Jun 2017 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Flexible aid for civil war victims in Yemen

Yemen has been in the midst of civil war for over two years. More than 3.3 million people have already fled the armed conflict. 18.8 million people - almost 70 percent of the population – are still holding out in war zones. For them the situation is becoming increasingly disastrous.

09 Jun 2017 description

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen

Two years of intense conflict have exacted a heavy toll on the country’s health system, as well as on water and sanitation services, and we’re entering the peak season for the spread of diarrhoeal diseases in Yemen. The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017.

09 Jun 2017 description
report IRIN

A new UN-led reform policy aims to bridge the gap between humanitarian and development actors. Heard this tune before? Perhaps. But the so-called New Way of Working (NWOW) has, according to its champions, the potential to radically improve how emergency relief programmes are designed and delivered.

09 Jun 2017 description

FAO-WFP report is an invaluable tool for the UN Security Council, says its President

FAO Director-General introduces report on food insecurity in conflict-affected countries

9 June 2017, New York - In a meeting with the United Nations Security Council President, Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz of Bolivia, FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva has introduced an updated version of a joint FAO and World Food Programme (WFP) report on the monitoring of food insecurity in conflict-affected crisis.

09 Jun 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne des pertes importantes dues à la perturbation des activités agricoles, à la hausse des prix et au déplacement des moyens d’existence

09 Jun 2017 description

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

FAO report notes heavy toll of disrupted farming, higher prices and displaced livelihoods

8 June 2017, Rome-- Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

09 Jun 2017 description
  • 838,722 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

  • 233,690 Households