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18 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen’s cholera caseload exceeds 522,000 new suspected cases and nearly 2,000 related deaths

  • Revised 2017 Yemen HRP appeal requests $2.3 billion for humanitarian response efforts

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches more than 6 million people with emergency food assistance in July

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Aug 2017 description

With 20 million women, children and men struggling to find food and safe drinking water in parts of Africa and Yemen, Canadians donated more than $8 million to the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies during the Stop Famine Together joint campaign.

Thanks to the Government of Canada’s Famine Relief Fund, which matched eligible donations, even more relief aid is available to those in need.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Key Figures

20.7 million
People in need

9.8 million
People in acute need

14.8 million
People lack access to basic health services

2.0 million
People internally displaced

2.2 million
Women and girls of reproductive age

1.1 million
Malnourished pregnant women at risk of contracting cholera

2.6 million
Women & girls at risk of gender-based violence

15 Aug 2017 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylum-seekers, most of which live in urban areas.

Currently, 208,398 refugees and asylum-seekers of 63 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. Over half are from Syria.

27,766 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2017; 9,098 registered in May and June alone.

KEY INDICATORS

13,579
households/cases received multi-purpose cash grants in June 2017

15 Aug 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

204,767
and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

2,789
Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

686
refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

839
Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017

FUNDING

USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%

Priorities

12 Aug 2017 description

Priti Patel urges the international community to follow the UK’s push to stem the cholera outbreak in Yemen.

Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic disaster, International Development Secretary Priti Patel warned today, as she urged the international community to follow the UK’s push to stem the country’s cholera outbreak – the worst ever recorded in a single year.

08 Aug 2017 description
  • 79.8 M required for 2017

  • 42.0 M contributions received, representing 53% of requirements

  • 37.8 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

07 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • A high rate of 17.6 per cent of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is recorded among Yemeni refugees residing in Markazi camp. UNICEF is providing support for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases and ensuring that preventive and curative services are provided.

  • About 30,000 (90 per cent of target) children under the age of five received one dose of Vitamin A supplementation since the beginning of the year. A total of 2,566 (46 per cent of target) children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated.

07 Aug 2017 description

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has announced that it will cover the cost of treating 90 injured Yemenis in Indian hospitals who were injured during the war started by the Houthis-led militia, as well as the costs for their care-givers.

07 Aug 2017 description

August 7, 2017, Vienna, Austria. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved two emergency aid grants to help meet the health and food needs of approximately 67,000 people in Syria and Yemen. The funds will support activities being carried by the IFRC – the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Syria) and the ICRC - the International Committee of the Red Cross (Yemen). The two grants total US$800,000.

03 Aug 2017 description

The Emirates Red Crescent Authority, ERC, and Fadl Al Jaadi, Governor of Al Dhale Governorate and Member of the Southern Transitional Council, have signed, this morning, an agreement to build two new schools in the governorate and rebuild several other schools, as well as to pave a three-kilometre road to one of the remote local villages.

The agreement was signed by Eng. Mohammed Al Ketbi, Representative of the ERC, and Governor Al Jaadi.

02 Aug 2017 description

Situation Overview and Needs: Health Cluster partners identified 14.8 million people in need of health assistance in the 2017 HNO. In light of access and security constraints, the 2017 Health Cluster response plan targets 10.4 million people in 2017, including the 8.8 million people identified as facing acute health needs in the HNO.

02 Aug 2017 description

New Zealand will provide a further $4.85 million in relief to humanitarian crises across Africa and Yemen, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced.

“About 20 million people are at risk of famine and require urgent support across Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen,” Mr Brownlee says.

“In many places, the combination of drought conditions, alongside conflict and outbreaks of cholera, is affecting thousands of people.

31 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, July 30 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre signed a USD 33 million grant with UNICEF on Sunday for programmes aimed at containing the cholera outbreak in Yemen.

The sum, which focuses primarily on water supply and environmental sanitation projects, is part of a wider USD 66.7 million package and comes in response to calls made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) over the cholera outbreak in the war-torn Arab country.

28 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen’s cholera caseload exceeds 408,000 suspected cases with 1,885 related deaths

  • Security-related access constraints impede cholera response

  • High-level UN delegation and ICRC president visit Yemen

KEY DEVELOPMENTS