The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented with the number of food insecure people rising by three million in seven months. Nationwide, 65% of Yemeni households now estimated to be food insecure (of which nearly 30% severely), compared to 41% during pre‐ crisis period (2014). About 7.3 million people are anticipated to require emergency food assistance. Total food insecure population estimated to be over 17 million.
March 28 – Health situation in Yemen
Humanitarian Coordinator demands perpetrators of attacks against aid workers be held to account.
Aid organizations are working to scale up the famine response in central and southern Unity.
Fighting and insecurity across the Equatorias continue to uproot tens of thousands of civilians.
Thousands of people remain displaced following clashes in Jonglei, which resulted in killings, destruction, gender-based violence and recruitment of child soldiers.
A total of 14 counties in 9 (28%) of 32 states countrywide have confirmed cholera outbreaks (Table 1; Figure 1.0). During week 12 of 2017, 11 samples from Mingkaman (8), Bor (2), and Juba (1) tested positive for Vibrio cholerae (Table 3). Cumulatively, 198 (37%) samples have tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae inaba in the National Public Health Laboratory as of 24 March 2017 (Table 3).
Early Warning, Alert and Response
• Completeness for weekly reporting was 49% IDSR sites and 84% for the IDP sites.
• Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidityin non-conflict areas while ARI is the leading cause of morbidity in the IDPs.
• A total of 33 suspect measles cases were reported from Rimenze Yambio, Ezo, and Wau.
• Three meningitis cases were reported from Bentiu PoC - all positive for Streptococcus pneumoniae by rapid pastorex.
Emergency Primary Health Care (PHC) services reached 917,329 people in the three most affected states in Northeast Nigeria; and UNICEF and its partners supported the measles vaccination of 421,890 children during the reporting period.
Cifras a nivel nacional
Según el último reporte a nivel nacional del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI) actualizado al 22.03.17 (18:00 horas)
Víctimas mortales: 84
Viviendas afectadas: 149,541
Víctimas mortales: 06
Estado en acción
Since March 2015, conflict has spread to 21 of Yemen’s 22 governorates, prompting a large scale protection crisis and aggravating an already severe humanitarian situation brought on by years of poverty, poor governance and instability. Today, 18.8 million people, or 70 per cent of the population, are in need of some form of humanitarian and protection assistance. This includes 10.3 million children.
PLUS DE 2 600 RÉFUGIÉS NIGÉRIANS RENVOYÉS DE FORCE
OVER 2,600 NIGERIAN REFUGEES FORCEFULLY RETURNED
The ongoing drought in Somalia presents mounting challenges on the humanitarian front, as communities struggle with its devastating effects. As the drought worsens and the dry season reaches its peak, water-borne diseases are becoming more and more prevalent due to lack of safe drinking water, poor hygiene and a lack of sanitation. The number of people affected by waterborne diseases such as acute watery diarrhea and cholera has spiked since late 2016 and continues to rise.
Baidoa, 22 March 2017 - Truckloads of medical supplies are being sent to villages hard hit by drought in Somalia’s South West after a UN airlift of emergency supplies arrived in Baidoa today.
The supplies were donated by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) through the generosity of the government and people of Turkey and will be distributed by humanitarian partners to treat severely dehydrated patients.
The UN has warned that Yemen is at risk of falling into famine if the international community does not take immediate steps to address the severe food and nutrition crisis. 6.8 million people (25% of the population) are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of food insecurity, only one phase before the declaration of famine. A further 10.2 million (38% of the population) are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3). The population in Crisis and Emergency has increased by 20% compared to June 2016.
Light showers continue in the central highlands, affecting Andahuaylas and Ayacucho. There is a yellow alert at the national level and a red alert in Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque with declared emergencies in Cajamarca, La Libertad, Ancash, Ica, Lima, Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque. There are currently 29 health establishments rendered ineffective and a field hospital installed. 252,081 houses were fumigated and larva control was performed on 261,976 houses.
Press release 56/2017 27 March 2017
By decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen, Finland’s humanitarian aid will amount to EUR 61.4 million, of which approximately EUR 20 million will be channelled to the famine-hit countries in the Horn of Africa and to Nigeria and Yemen.
Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The County continues experiencing severe vegetation deficit from the ongoing dry spell. Generally, vegetation cover in the county is below normal.
No major rains received in February. On average the county received negligible amounts at 0.57 mm.
· With 17.1 million food-insecure people in Yemen - 7.3 million of them in need of emergency food assistance to survive – the country is currently on the brink of famine. 462,000 children under 5 are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition and require immediate assistance.