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23 Jul 2017 description
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The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Driven by food insecurity and a cholera outbreak caused directly by the conflict, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by two million and now stands at 20.7. Some 9.8 million people are in acute need of assistance to save or sustain their lives while 10.8 million people need assistance to prevent them from slipping into acute need.

16 Jul 2017 description


• 332,658 suspected cholera cases and over 1,759 cholera deaths reported between 27 April and 13 July.

• Two million people more need assistance, bringing the number of people in need to 20.7 million from 18.8 million in January.

• From January to April 2017, 4.3 million people were assisted across Yemen out of the total target population of 11.9 million.

• 22 civilians were killed or injured in an air attack on a market in Sa’ada near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Worst cholera outbreak in the world

14 Jul 2017 description


More than two years of conflict have devastated Yemen. An estimated 18.8 million people, or 66 per cent of the population, are in need of assistance, including 10.3 million persons who are in acute need. In this challenging environment, the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) has been, and continues to be, an invaluable funding mechanism which strengthens the humanitarian response to affected people by utilising the strategic and flexible funding windows available in a timely manner.

13 Jul 2017 description

New York, 12 July 2017

As delivered Thank you and thank you to Special Envoy, Ismail, for his statement to which I fully align.

Mr President, Distinguished Representatives,

13 Jul 2017 description

Since 27 April, the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has risen to 320,199, including 1,742 associated deaths. But despite the scale and unprecedented nature of this crisis, funding remains dangerously low.

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06 Jul 2017 description

An elevated risk of famine persists in Somalia due to severe food consumption gaps, high acute malnutrition and high disease burden. The Gu rains (April-June) provided relief in some areas, but the rainy season was shorter than normal and generally poor, including in areas with high levels of vulnerability such as Bakool and northern Bay regions. Over 760,000 have been displaced due to drought since November 2016. More than 3 million people are being reached each month with humanitarian assistance and protection.

06 Jul 2017 description
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Yemen is in the grip of a cholera outbreak of an unprecedented scale. As of 02 July 2017, 262,650 suspected cholera cases and 1,587 deaths have been reported in all governorates except Socotra island. The four most affected governorates are Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah and Amran. Children under the age of 18 years are most affected. The magnitude of the outbreak is beyond the capacity, presence and reach of humanitarian organisations who had to reprogramme meagre resources available to tackle widespread food insecurity for the cholera response.

05 Jul 2017 description
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In 2017, humanitarian partners in Yemen aim to provide neutral and impartial life-saving assistance and protection to 12 million people requiring urgent assistance. Currently, over 120 national and international humanitarian organisations are working in a coordinated manner throughout Yemen to deliver life-saving assistance and alleviate suffering across Yemen's 22 governorates. These include 86 national NGOs, 34 international NGOs, including organizations from the Gulf region and beyond, and nine UN organisations.

01 Jul 2017 description

The rapid advance of Yemen’s triple emergency of conflict, cholera and famine has affected 20 million people, 6.8 million of whom are now on the brink of starvation.

25 Jun 2017 description

I welcome the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s announcement yesterday that it will contribute $66.7 million to UNICEF and the World Health Organization to combat cholera in Yemen.

This follows an announcement by the European Commission that it will provide an additional $5.6 million for the cholera response, bringing the Commission’s total to $9.9 million.

23 Jun 2017 description

Excellencies, distinguished panellists, ladies and gentlemen, welcome.

One year ago, Member States, international and local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, humanitarian workers and civil society came together to respond to a call from people in crisis to do an even better job to secure their safety, to uphold their dignity and to provide opportunities for a better future.

22 Jun 2017 description

This Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR) presents information on the evolving humanitarian situation in Yemen and the accomplishments by the humanitarian community against 2017 humanitarian targets and objectives for the January to April 2017 period. It builds on information that has been collected monthly to monitor progress against agreed upon objectives and targets and an updated analysis of humanitarian needs and priorites. It also presents key conclusions and recommendations for the humanitarian community and partners to consider.