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General Situation during February 2017 Forecast until mid-April 2017

02 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

In the middle of a vast expanse of grey scrubland a rapidly growing population of more than 120 families huddle under parched trees. Escaping the latest wave of conflict on Yemen’s Red Sea coast, they walked two days to get to this camp southwest of Taiz city.

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02 Mar 2017 description

Global harvests strong but hunger persists amid chronic conflict zones

Food security emergencies are likely to increase

2 March 2017, Rome - Global food supply conditions are robust, but access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, while drought conditions are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

02 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

This accountability review is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15. The report documents the findings from a review carried out in December 2014 which examines the degree to which Oxfam meets its own standards for accountability.

02 Mar 2017 description

La faim persiste dans les zones de conflits chroniques malgré de bonnes récoltes mondiales

Les urgences liées à la sécurité alimentaire sont appelées à augmenter

02 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children

General Overview

Since mid-March 2015, conflict in Yemen has spread to 21 of Yemen’s 22 governorates prompting a large-scale protection crisis and compounding an already dire humanitarian crisis brought on by years of poverty, poor governance, conflict and ongoing instability.

  • The total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is 18.8 million or 70% of the population, including 10.3 million children.

  • 7,469 people including 4,125 civilians have now been killed, and over 40,483 injured of whom 11,332 are civilians.

01 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, March 1 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait beside you" campaign on Wednesday launched a project for helping the displaced and other afflicted people in the areas of conflict in Yemen's Dhale Governorate. Aid was offered to 950 families in the directorate of Maris and neighboring areas, rotational head of the campaign Tareq Abdul-Wasea said in a press statement.

Abdul-Wasea, who is also member of the Yemeni-Kuwaiti Relief Agency, lauded Kuwait's "major positive role" providing urgent aid to the Yemeni people.

01 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

TAIZ/UNIQUBA/ADEN, 1 March 2017

It has been almost two years since Yemen’s third-largest city had running water or electricity. Worn down by relentless shelling and street-to-street fighting, Taiz is heading into its third year of conflict. But while the seemingly unending hostilities drag on, civilians, every day, face an ever more deadly fight: a battle against starvation.

01 Mar 2017 description

Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.

01 Mar 2017 description
report Peace Direct

01 March 2017: The war in Yemen is now almost two years old. With no sign of it coming to an end, Peace Direct’s Local Peacebuilding Expert in the country provides their latest update on key aspects of the conflict.

The humanitarian situation

01 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, Feb 28 (KUNA) -- Yemeni Minister of Local Administration Abdulraqeeb Fath on Tuesday commended the huge support provided by Kuwait in different domains, particularly medical care.

Fateh, also Chairman of the Higher Relief Committee, thanked Kuwait Patients Helping Society (KPHS) for providing medical equipment and care for the Yemeni people.

He made the remarks during a meeting with Sheikh Abu Ismail Al-Qurashi, KPHS executive manger in Yemen, during which they discussed medical needs of the Yemeni people, according to a statement issued by KPHS.

28 Feb 2017 description
report Theirworld

Ten years ago world leaders agreed to work together to stop the use of child soldiers - progress has been made but there are still child recruits in countries around the world. As many as 300,000 children are believed to be serving as soldiers in armed conflicts around the world - depriving them of a normal childhood and education.

These boys and girls, some as young as seven, serve in government forces and armed opposition groups. They fight on front lines, participate in suicide missions and act as spies, messengers or lookouts.

28 Feb 2017 description

MIDDLE EAST

Syria

In March, Council members expect to receive briefings on the humanitarian and political situation in Syria as well as on the use and production of chemical weapons.

Key Recent Developments

28 Feb 2017 description

New evidence has emerged of how the Huthi armed group is actively recruiting boys as young as 15 to fight as child soldiers on the front lines of the conflict in Yemen, said Amnesty International today after speaking to the families of three boys targeted this month by the appalling practice which violates international law. The families also confirmed the recruitment of a fourth local boy.

28 Feb 2017 description

Al Hudaydah Port:
8 vessels operational at port quaysides (all commercial)
2 vessels at anchorage (one commercial + WFP charter vessel MV Daytona Beach)
11 vessels expected to call (all commercial)

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

28 Feb 2017 description

This is to clarify the facts following reporting in some media on an incident at a frontline check point in Taizz Governorate with the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien, today in Yemen.

Despite having received assurance of safe passage by all parties for all stages of the mission into Taizz city, Mr. O’Brien’s convoy was denied passage at the final checkpoint before crossing the frontline coming from Ibb to Taizz city.

28 Feb 2017 description

SUDAN

Over 30,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Sudan since the beginning of 2017. This is half of the UNHCR’s influx prediction for the whole of 2017. This is likely a result of both famine affecting Unity state in South Sudan, and renewed fighting between government and opposition forces in Upper Nile, which resulted in high levels of displacement, notably towards Sudan. This is likely to further strain resources in the southern states of Sudan, most of which are conflict-affected areas and have limited access to aid.

28 Feb 2017 description

Switzerland - Over 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria are facing extreme levels of food insecurity. Severe drought conditions, conflict, insecurity, extreme violence and/or economic degradation, have led to famine in certain areas of each country, putting millions of people’s lives at risk and forcing millions to move in search of food and water.

IOM is working with partners – including other UN agencies, NGOs and governments – to respond with life-saving support in each of the affected countries.