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18 Apr 2015 description

Highlights:

  • Heavy airstrikes in Sa’ada over the last several days have exacerbated humanitarian needs. Thousands of people have reportedly fled after airstrikes hit private homes, markets, public buildings and other sites. Communications infrastructure has also been affected, complicating efforts to verify reports.

  • Heavy fighting continues to be reported in residential areas of Aden. Electricity and water outages are intensifying.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of Kenya calls for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp following terrorist attack in Garissa.

  • Fighting resumes in South Sudan as peace talks stall yet again.

  • Over 20,000 South Sudanese refugees received in neighbouring countries since February 2015.

  • Food security expected to deteriorate from April - June 2015 in most countries in the region.

  • More than 6,500 Burundian refugees flee tensions in Burundi ahead of June 2015 presidential elections.

17 Apr 2015 description

(Amman, 17 avril 2015): Les Nations Unies et leurs partenaires humanitaires au Yémen ont demandé aujourd’hui à la communauté internationale une contribution urgente de 273,7 millions de dollars américains pour répondre aux besoins vitaux et de protection de plus de 7,5 millions de personnes touchées par l’intensification du conflit.

17 Apr 2015 description

(Amman, 17 April 2015) - The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Yemen today called on the international community to urgently provide US$273.7 million to meet the life-saving and protection needs of 7.5 million people affected by the escalating conflict in Yemen.

17 Apr 2015 description

YEMEN: AN OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

Conflict has escalated significantly in March, spreading to many parts of the country. Airstrikes began on 26 March and have affected 18 of Yemen’s 22 governorates. In the south, armed conflict has continued to intensify, particularly in Aden, where widespread fighting continues, including in residential neighbourhoods.

15 Apr 2015 description

Daily Key messages

Assessment findings show that conflict has significantly exacerbated humanitarian needs for millions of affected people in Yemen.

14 Apr 2015 description

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Disruption of navigation in Yemen’s territorial waters will adversely affect food security. Even before the current escalation in conflict, almost half of all people in Yemen were short of food.

Overview

13 Apr 2015 description

Daily Key messages

Partners are concerned that the failure of communication networks, including phone and internet in parts of southern Yemen, will hamper humanitarian communication.

Overview

11 Apr 2015 description

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Humanitarian partners welcome the arrival of three planes in Yemen carrying relief supplies since yesterday. Partners appeal to all parties to conflict to facilitate the delivery of desperately needed assistance by sea, road and air.

10 Apr 2015 description
  • Extremely heavy clashes were reported in Aden over the last 24 hours. On Friday, fighting was reportedly continuing in Maala District as of mid-day. Overnight and into 3 April, air strikes were also reported in parts of Sana’a, Sa’ada and Taizz, Marib, Hudaydah and Aden Governorates. To date, 14 of Yemen’s 22 Governorates have been affected.

10 Apr 2015 description

As the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, I would like to share with you that the humanitarian situation in Yemen is getting worse by the hour. Conflict is now affecting 15 out of the 22 governorates in the country. Millions of people are at risk of physical injury or death due to ongoing fighting on the ground and airstrikes, but also because of the quick unravelling of anything there was left of basic services including health care, safe water and availability of food.

08 Apr 2015 description

Overview

Airstrikes targeted Sana'a City and various districts in Sana'a Governorate, Al Dhale'e, Hajjah, Sa'ada, Taizz, Ibb, Aden, Al Jawf, Marib and Al Hudaydah on 7 April. In Aden, the airstrikes hit two warehouses reportedly used by parties to the conflict to store food and weapons near Al Razi hospital. Confrontations were reported near Aden International Airport and Badr Military Camp.

08 Apr 2015 description

The situation in Yemen could turn “catastrophic”. Speaking to the media today, Trond Jensen, the Head of OCHA’s Office in Yemen used the term as he appealed to all parties to the conflict to respect their obligations under international law, and to respect civilians and civilian infrastructure. He called, in particular, for unfettered humanitarian access, so that urgently needed supplies can be brought in.

05 Apr 2015 description

Overview

Airstrikes continued on 4 April, mainly affecting Sana’a, Sa’ada, Hajjah and Aden Governorates. Heavy clashes were also reported in Aden, particularly in Ma’ala area, where residents were advised to leave their homes. Local residents report that shelling hit numerous buildings in the area, including private homes. In Shabwah, four days of clashes between armed tribes and Houthi militants have reportedly ended. In Hadramaut, local tribes are reportedly mobilizing against militants of Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), who have taken control of Mukalla City.

04 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • Extremely heavy clashes were reported in Aden over the last 24 hours. On Friday, fighting was reportedly continuing in Maala District as of mid-day. Overnight and into 3 April, air strikes were also reported in parts of Sana’a, Sa’ada and Taizz, Marib, Hudaydah and Aden Governorates. To date, 14 of Yemen’s 22 Governorates have been affected.

02 Apr 2015 description

(New York/London, 2 April 2015) I am extremely concerned for the safety of civilians caught in the middle of fierce fighting in Yemen. I call on all parties involved to meet their obligations under international law and do their utmost to protect the ordinary women, children and men who are suffering the consequences of the conflict.

01 Apr 2015 description

Amman, 1 April 2015

I am appalled to learn of the killing of a volunteer with the Yemen Red Crescent Society (YRCS) in Al Dhale'e in southern Yemen, on Monday, 30 March 2015. This incident has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and humanitarian partners working in the health sector.

Humanitarian workers are putting their lives at risk every day in Yemen to provide critical, life-saving assistance to millions of Yemenis. Their courage and dedication are unsurpassed.