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22 Aug 2017 description

YEMEN

Over half a million cholera cases were reported between 27 April and 22 August in Yemen. The total number of cases is likely to exceed the 600,000 prediction by the end of 2017. Food security also continues to deteriorate in previously less affected eastern areas of the country. In Hadramut governorate, the share of the population with poor food consumption increased from 3% in May to 14% in July, and food assistance is limited.

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22 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Number of returnees 1,970 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
  • Core relief items 429 CRIs distributed to 392 households (1,282 returnees)
  • Reinstallation grants 1,876 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
  • Shelters 184 shelters and 64 latrines constructed
  • Community-based projects 1,694 beneficiaries of community-based projects
22 Aug 2017 description

UN Migration Tracks Migrant Populations, Needs in Yemen

Sana’a – Today (22/08), IOM, the UN Migration Agency in the Republic of Yemen announces the publication of a Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report on Enhancing the Understanding of Migration and Population Mobility in Yemen. The report identifies a total of 50,529 migrants having entered Yemen between January and July 2017. This figure is now expected to be higher.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

21 Aug 2017 description

Speech given by Ms Christine Beerli, Vice-President of the ICRC at the World Humanitarian Day panel on "Violence against health care and its implications for affected populations, humanitarian workers and aid".

Director General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The ICRC is honoured to co-organise with the United Nations Office in Geneva, UNOCHA and MSF this debate on World Humanitarian Day.

21 Aug 2017 description

SHABWA, 20th August, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has distributed food to needy families, orphans and widows in Habban district in the Yemeni governorate of Shabwa, in a move to ease their difficult economic and humanitarian conditions.

Mohammed Saif Al Muhairi, Head of the ERC team in Shabwa, said the distribution of food supplies is part of the humanitarian aid programme begun by the ERC to alleviate the suffering of Yemeni people, caused by the Houthi coup.

The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude on receiving the UAE's assistance.

21 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 637 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 6.56 million (USD)

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 40

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 8

Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 8 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 637 MT of critical relief items, equip-ment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched vehicles, medicines, and Mobile Storage Units.

21 Aug 2017 description

Letter sent to Secretary-General Guterres, all 15 members of the United Nations Security Council and EU High Representative Mogherini.

OSLO/NORWAY 18 August 2017

Dear Secretary-General Guterres,

20 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

Despite being seven months pregnant, Mesno Taha left her home in Harerge, Ethiopia to find peace and a better future. She trekked to the Somali zone of Ethiopia, crossed the border into Somalia and paid to board a boat bound for Yemen.

After traveling 18 hours at sea, she ended up near the shore of the war-torn country.

Taha said that she and over 100 other migrants aboard were told that they had arrived at their destination, despite still being at sea. Armed smugglers forced Taha to jump off the boat into the choppy water while its engine continued to run.

19 Aug 2017 description

Amman, Jordan

Mr. President,

Yemen today continues to traverse a critical and agonizing period as civilians pay a terrible price of an unending power struggle. Those who survive the fighting face death by famine or disease as the economic situation continues to deteriorate and the humanitarian conditions worsens.