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08 Mar 2017 description

7 March 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen released additional figures for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. Since the last update on 26 February 2017, 1598 new suspected cases of cholera and zero deaths have been reported.
The trend of suspected cholera cases per week appear to be on the decline in most districts or governorates. Nearly 85% of the new cases recorded since the last update was in 10 districts within Al Hudaydah, Al Bayda, Hajjah, Sana’a and Ta’izz governorates.

08 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SANA’A, 08 March 2017 – Amid escalating violence, UNICEF and partners have completed the first round of a nationwide door-to-door vaccination campaign reaching 5 million children under the age of five with oral polio vaccine and vitamin A supplementation.

08 Mar 2017 description

06.03.2017 – 8 March is International Women’s Day. Gender equality is the key to sustainable development – even in crisis regions such as Yemen.

Women’s employment and participation in society play a key role in reducing poverty and permanently ending social and political instability. With support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, around half a million women worldwide entered the workplace between 2010 and 2015 and 15,000 women displaced by crisis and war gained access to vocational training and education.

08 Mar 2017 description
  • 801,079 Registered Refugees and Asylum-seekers

  • 233,652 Households

07 Mar 2017 description

Introduction

The annual report is a global Food Security Cluster accountability product that must be read in conjunction with the evolving global humanitarian environment.

In 2014, the Joint FAO/WFP Evaluation of the Food Security Cluster Coordination was endorsed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Programme Committee and the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, recommendations of which formed the backbone of the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC)
Strategic Plan 2015–2016.

07 Mar 2017 description

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Geneva, 7 March 2017

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Mr. Chairman, Distinguished delegates,

Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure to be here with Ms. Santos Pais for my sixth interactive dialogue. This will be the final time I address the Council. I would like to take this opportunity to say that it has been a pleasure working with you all.

07 Mar 2017 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a contribution of some US$13 million from the Government of Japan to support WFP providing desperately-needed food assistance to seven million people in Yemen.

07 Mar 2017 description
report Guardian

By Kevin Watkins

South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are on the brink of catastrophe, thanks to conflict, drought, and a shocking failure in our international response

07 Mar 2017 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is deeply dismayed by the new executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement issued today by US President Donald Trump, barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States of America, while suspending the refugee resettlement programme for 120 days.

The new executive order will disrupt thousands of lives due to terrorism fears without factual basis.

07 Mar 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

For around 20 million people from Africa to the Middle East, severe hunger is a daily reality.

For some, the risk of starvation is even greater. Since late 2016, conditions in Nigeria indicate that famine has occurred and might be ongoing. In South Sudan, famine has been declared, and in Somalia and Yemen there is a high risk of famine in 2017. Without immediate support, 1.4 million of those at imminent risk of death are children.

06 Mar 2017 description

Since March 2015, when commercial air carriers suspended their regular air operations to Yemen, drastically limiting the prospects for humanitarian organisations to airlift cargo in the country, the Logistics Cluster has facilitated access to a regular airlift service, which provides fast and reliable delivery of emergency relief cargo.

06 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children

Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies are delaying Save the Children’s shipments of aid for Yemen by months, despite a looming famine that threatens to grip much of the country and a healthcare system on the brink of collapse.

In just two months, the Saudi-led coalition has prevented three shipments of medical aid from arriving at the port of Hodeida.

The cargo, intended to reach 300,000 people, included essential supplies such as antibiotics, surgical equipment, medicine and equipment to support malnourished children.

06 Mar 2017 description

Sana'a, 06 March 2017 - Human Appeal, an International Humanitarian Aid Organization, started last Thursday distributing food parcels to 468 needy families in Al-Sunanaiah neighborhood in Sana'a capital city. This humanitarian aid is part of the Yemen emergency aid programme aiming to ease the suffering of the most vulnerable population affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen since March 2015.

06 Mar 2017 description

2 March 2017, Sana’a, Yemen — A consultative workshop on acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera response concluded today in Sana’a with the participation of WHO, UNICEF, health authorities and representatives from water, information, education and endowment ministries.

06 Mar 2017 description

Relief officials say food reserves will run out in two to four months

* Aid flows at risk from increased attacks at sea

* Raids also pose threat to commercial shipping

* Strikes happen near vital global shipping lane

* Al Qaeda suspected of new seaborne attack

* Red Cross says suppliers want to avoid Hodeidah

* Graphic of Yemen: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jV4tDI

By Jonathan Saul and Katie Paul

06 Mar 2017 description
  • As of 28 February, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require $22.6 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to finalization of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting around $2.1 billion and together the appeals are funded at $1.6 billion, leaving a shortfall of $21.0 billion.

06 Mar 2017 description

Aden, Mar. 6 (BNA): Health situation in Yemen, particularly of children, has seen double deterioration since the Houthi militias and the forces loyal to deposed president Saleh usurped power in Sanaa.

This deteriorating situation led to a considerable drop in the country's general services, particularly in the health field, whereas they dared to prevent the delivery of medical aid and destroyed a number of medical facilities and institutions, according to Yemeni official reports.