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24 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, March 23 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait by your side" campaign launched six water projects in Marib governorate in Yemen with a cost of USD 500,000.

A statement by the Yemeni-Kuwaiti Relief Agency said on Thursday that these water projects will be implemented in 4 districts in the Yemeni governorate, where more than 60,000 persons are waiting for assistance.

23 Mar 2017 description

Statement by Hugues Robert, MSF Program Manager for Yemen

23 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING/MIDDAY

23 March 2017

Concludes General Debate on the Reports of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General

The Human Rights Council this morning held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building after hearing the presentation of reports and oral updates of the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Afghanistan and Yemen, and the report of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights.

23 Mar 2017 description

Summary of key findings Despite specific conditions and characteristics particular to the southern route, this paper’s findings are generally consistent with the dynamics of migrant smuggling along all routes out of the Horn of Africa.
Using a combination of primary and secondary sources, as well as new data from the RMMS Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi), the paper finds that migrant smuggling along the southern route continues to thrive and exposes migrants in mixed flows to high levels of abuse and risk.2

23 Mar 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for February 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

SANA’A, Yemen – On 26 March 2015, the conflict in Yemen dramatically escalated. Two years later, it has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

An estimated 18.8 million people – two thirds of the population – are in need of some kind of assistance or protection, according to the United Nations Humanitarian Needs Overview. Some 7,600 Yemenis have been killed, more than 42,000 have been injured and over 2 million people are displaced.

23 Mar 2017 description

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. Migration and displacement dynamics remained complex this quarter, with ongoing migration, new displacement, and simultaneous return movements.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

23 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • Severe drought has taken hold in parts of the Horn of Africa (HoA) region following a long dry spell. Some affected areas in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia were yet to recover from the 2015-16 El Niño- drought when rains failed again. 16.8 million people across the region face food and water shortages and it is predicted that the next rainy season, from March to May, will again disappoint. 10.7 million people need urgent food assistance.

23 Mar 2017 description

The information presented in this snapshot only reflect imports by sea, through the main Yemeni entry ports. Overland imports through the Oman and Saudi corridors are not tracked, and data from the port of Mukhalla is not available. As such, the Snapshot only partially reflects the situation on the ground, to the best of WFP knowledge.

23 Mar 2017 description

The USA and UK are fuelling serious violations that have caused devastating civilian suffering through multibillion-dollar arms transfers to Saudi Arabia that vastly overshadow their humanitarian efforts, said Amnesty International.

23 Mar 2017 description
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Yemen

Mr President,

This statement is made on behalf of Save the Children International and 16 NGOs, comprised of national, regional and international human rights and humanitarian civil society actors, including organizations that provide humanitarian assistance and support to vulnerable children and families in Yemen.

We are concerned by the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yemen as highlighted in the High Commissioner’s oral update on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 33/16 of October 2016.2

23 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

Fighters in the Yemen war and their international backers are wilfully pushing the country to the brink of famine, Oxfam warned today, ahead of the two year anniversary of the escalation of the war. Nearly 7 million people have been pushed to the brink of starvation and 70 per cent of the population is in need of humanitarian aid.

22 Mar 2017 description

1. Executive Summary

A SMART survey was conducted from …. to …. 2016 in three zones namely TC,
TLL and THL in Taiz Governorate (details about districts in each zone are shown on the methodology section). A total of 1458 HHs were surveyed and a variety of HH characteristics information were collected. Data were also collected from 1708 U5 children and 2338 women on the reproductive age 15-49 years.
The survey was designed and aimed at updating information about the nutritional status of children and women and more precisely:

22 Mar 2017 description

1. Executive Summary

A SMART survey was conducted during May 21st to June 2nd , 2016 in two zones namely SAD and SAT in Sana'a Governorate (details about districts in each zone are shown on the methodology section). A total of 922 HHs were surveyed and a variety of house characteristics were collected. Data were also collected from 1161 U5 children and 2398 women on the reproductive age 15-49 years.
The survey was designed and aimed at updating information about the nutritional status of children and women and more precisely:

22 Mar 2017 description

Acknowledgements

The Yemen Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP)/ Al Dhale’e Governorate Public Health and Population Office, in collaboration with UNICEF Yemen Country Office and UNICEF Aden Zone, acknowledge the contribution of the various stakeholders in this survey.

22 Mar 2017 description

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.

At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.

22 Mar 2017 description

The ICRC is appealing for $400m to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria. The funds will ensure 5 million vulnerable people receive essential aid.

Speaking at a news conference in Geneva today, ICRC director of operations, Dominik Stillhart, warned a massive scaling up of aid was needed to avert a further spiralling downwards in these countries.

21 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to newly arrived Ethiopian asylums seekers, existing refugees and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

21 Mar 2017 description

21 March 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has released updated figures for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. During the week of 6–12 March 2017, 88 new suspected cases of cholera and 2 deaths have been reported, mainly from Hajjah, Al Bayda and Sana’a governorates.