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05 Mar 2017 description

UK leads the charge by stepping up support and urges others to do the same before it is too late.

The International Development Secretary has set out a five point plan to deliver a more effective global response to the unprecedented number of crises the world currently faces.

Before last month, there had been only one certified famine globally since 2000. Parts of South Sudan are now in famine and in 2017 there is a credible risk of another three famines in Yemen, North East Nigeria and Somalia.

04 Mar 2017 description

(New York, 3 March) At the end of a five-day mission to Yemen, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, said there is still time to avert famine and alleviate the suffering of millions of Yemenis.

04 Mar 2017 description

2 March 2017, Sana’a – A plane carrying 8 metric tonnes of cholera kits and tuberculosis medicines provided by WHO and the Global Fund has landed in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.
The cholera kits include anti-diarrhoeal treatment for 12 000 people, as well as cholera laboratory equipment and rapid diagnostics tests.
Part of the airlift coming from Djibouti are also anti-tuberculosis medicines procured by Global Fund on behalf of national health authorities across the country.

04 Mar 2017 description

Sana’a, 2 March 2017— A World Health Organization (WHO) truck carrying more than 8 tonnes of essential medicines and medical supplies has arrived safely in Taizz enclave, Yemen, where more than 350 000 people are in urgent need of health care services. This is the first cross line delivery of essential medicines and medical supplies since the beginning of the conflict.

04 Mar 2017 description

by Umberto Bacchi | @UmbertoBacchi | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 3 March 2017 18:53 GMT

"Humanitarian assistance has kept many people alive so far but their food security situation has continued to deteriorate"

By Umberto Bacchi

ROME, March 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people facing severe hunger worldwide has surpassed 100 million and will grow if humanitarian aid is not paired with more support for farmers, a senior United Nations official said.

03 Mar 2017 description

Although cluster bombs have been banned under the Convention on Cluster Munitions since 2010, they have been used on multiple occasions over the last two years in conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, Libya, and Sudan. Cluster bombs have killed and maimed thousands of civilians, who are overwhelmingly the main victims. But what exactly are these weapons?

03 Mar 2017 description

by Yves Daccord | https://twitter.com/ydaccordicrc | International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Switzerland

03 Mar 2017 description
report Guardian

Saleh Saeed
CEO of the Disasters Emergency Committee

Friday 3 March 2017 02.00 EST

Wealthy western countries must do more to fight the heartbreaking devastation and hunger in my native country – we mustn’t wait for famine to be declared

I have just returned from a heartbreaking visit to Yemen, the land of my birth, and one of the four regions – along with Somalia, South Sudan and northern Nigeria – declared as being at imminent risk of famine.

03 Mar 2017 description

Yemen - Some 273,780 people are displaced in Yemen’s Taizz Governorate, according to IOM’s most recent Task Force on Population Movements (TFPM) report. This places it among the top five internally displaced persons (IDPs) hosting governorates in the country.

For almost 20 months, Taizz has been the centre of intensive ground clashes, military confrontations and aerial strikes between battling groups in Yemen. The clashes have led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people both within and outside the governorate.

03 Mar 2017 description

Al Hudaydah Port:

5 vessels operational at port quaysides (4 commercial + WFP charter vessel MV Daytona Beach) 2 vessels at anchorage (all commercial) 11 vessels expected to call (all commercial)

Al Saleef Port:

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

Ras Issa (oil terminal in Red Sea):

03 Mar 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Q&A with Kate McMahon, Mercy Corps food security advisor

Right now, an estimated 20 million people are facing life-threatening hunger due to drought and conflict in four regions around the world. The United Nations recently declared famine in some parts of South Sudan and warned that famine could soon hit in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Mercy Corps is meeting the urgent needs of tens of thousands of people in all four of countries and is working hard to prevent catastrophe in the coming weeks and months.

03 Mar 2017 description
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Political instability, war, and dry weather has pushed food production systems to the breaking point in several countries in the Greater Horn of Africa.

02 Mar 2017 description

Most of the world’s attention has recently been directed towards Syria. In the shadow of Syria, the conflict in Yemen has been left to its own devices, and Yemen is now set to experience an even greater humanitarian catastrophe than Syria.

In Syria, we witness the beginning of the end of one of the bloodiest conflicts in many decades. In Yemen, the conflict has barely begun.

02 Mar 2017 description

SANA'A, YEMEN—Six months after withdrawing its staff from northern Yemen following the bombing of its hospital in Abs, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has restarted work in Haydan District Hospital in Sa'ada Governorate.

02 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

• The crisis in Yemen gives no respite and children are the most affected. In 2017, UNICEF needs US$236.6 million to provide life-saving assistance to 6.9 million children in the most vulnerable communities.

• As famine looms in Yemen, number of children at risk of malnutrition is expected to increase. Currently over 462,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), scaling of nutrition support is urgent and must reach every corner of Yemen.

02 Mar 2017 description

Thank you all for coming out to the airport today.

I have undertaken this second five-day mission to Yemen in 15 months to see for myself the situation on the ground a week after the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, reiterated the very real alarm that Yemen is at risk of falling into famine if we do not take action now. This is the third time I have visited Yemen since the conflict escalated almost two years ago. I was particularly pleased to be on the first humanitarian UN flight into Aden and stayed overnight in the city.