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08 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 June 2017 – The situation facing children in Yemen is “extremely dire,” a senior United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official warned today, citing a dramatic increase in cases of malnutrition and a massive outbreak of cholera across the war-torn country.

Speaking to the press at the UN Headquarters in New York, Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, highlighted a dramatic increase in the number of children with malnutrition.

08 Jun 2017 description

8 JUNE 2017 | SANA'A - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017. Worst affected are the country’s most vulnerable: children under the age of 15 account for 46% of cases, and those aged over 60 represent 33% of fatalities.

WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are honing in on areas reporting the highest number of cases to stop the disease from spreading further.

08 Jun 2017 description


• From 27 April to 4 June 2017, 86 422 suspected1 cholera cases, and 681 deaths (CFR: 0.8%) have been reported in 19 of the country 23 governorates (82.6%). Most of the cases were still reported in the western governorates.

• During the last epi week (week 22, 28 May – 3 June), 25 298 cases and 162 deaths have been reported.

• Nationwide, this outbreak “second wave” doesn’t seem to have yet reached its peak.

08 Jun 2017 description


Last year broke records, but for all the wrong reasons. More people were forcibly displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Huge numbers needed humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs. Our budget, as a result, was the largest yet.

08 Jun 2017 description

Yemen is in the grip of a severe cholera epidemic on an unprecedented scale. The disease has spread across 19 governorates, and more than 96,200 suspected cholera cases and 746 deaths have been reported since 27 April.

08 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam

Yemen is in the grip of a runaway cholera epidemic that is killing one person nearly every hour and if not contained will threaten the lives of thousands of people in the coming months said international agency Oxfam today. The agency is calling for a massive aid effort and an immediate ceasefire to allow health and aid workers tackle the outbreak.

07 Jun 2017 description
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In this issue

  • Unprecedented cholera epidemic P.1

  • Cholera response ramped up in Yemen P.2

  • Review shows response gaps in hubs P.3

  • Forced displacement still widespread P.3

  • Malnutrition at all-time high P.4


  • Over 96,200 suspected cholera cases and 746 associated deaths recorded since 27 April in 19 governorates.

  • 136 Oral Rehydration Corners have been established and 99 Diarrhoea Treatment Centres opened.

07 Jun 2017 description
  • The number of reported cases of cholera continue to grow. According to WHO, 86 422 suspected cases of AWD/Cholera and 676 deaths have been reported from 257 districts out of 333 in the period 27 April to 3 June 2017. Sana’a city continues to record the highest number of cases, with more than 16 000 over the last 4 weeks. The daily average number of cases during the last week was 2 777 cases per day an increase in comparison with the previous week with 2 529 cases per day. Additional cases can be expected in the coming months ranging between 130 000 and 200 000.

06 Jun 2017 description
report ChildFund Alliance

ChildFund Alliance is calling for increased donor attention to the worst humanitarian disaster since the Second World War.

06 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • A resurgence of the cholera outbreak was reported during the final week of April with over 14,000 suspected cases in 18 governorates. Currently, more than 24 million people are at risk. Health, WASH and C4D partners, including UNICEF, have revised and scaled up an integrated operational plan for the next six months to control the outbreak, prevent further spread, and minimize the risk of recurrence

06 Jun 2017 description

20 million
people at risk of famine, an additional 10 million threatened by famine in the coming months

rely on agriculture for their livelihoods

The world is facing one of the largest food crises in 70 years, with 20 million people in four countries — northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen — at risk of famine. If no action is taken, an additional 10 million will be threatened by famine.

06 Jun 2017 description

March to May rains performed poorly over many areas of the Horn of Africa