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24 Feb 2017 description

Overview

76 million
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally

30 million
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters

7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries

Protracted emergencies
in Somalia and Sudan

H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region

21 Sep 2016 description
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  • During week no. 33, 2016; 92% (1105/1012) health facilities from 22 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 22 governorates was 147149 compared to 143484 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections Lower Respiratory Infections (LRTI), Upper Respiratory Infections (URTI), Other acute diarrhea (OAD) and Malaria (Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

17 Sep 2016 description
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  • During week no. 35, 2016; 91% (1160/1054) health facilities from 23 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 23 governorates was 147413 compared to 148402 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections Lower Respiratory Infections (LRTI), Upper Respiratory Infections (URTI), Other acute diarrhea (OAD) and Malaria (Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

28 Aug 2016 description
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  • During week no. 34, 2016; 90% (1105/998) health facilities from 22 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 22 governorates was 148402 compared to 147149 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections Lower Respiratory Infections (LRTI), Upper Respiratory Infections (URTI), Other acute diarrhea (OAD) and Malaria (Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

14 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • During week no. 32, 2016; 90% (1104/995) health facilities from 22 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 22 governorates was 143484 compared to 157849 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections Lower Respiratory Infections (LRTI), Upper Respiratory Infections (URTI), Other acute diarrhea (OAD) and Malaria (Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

07 Aug 2016 description
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  • During week no. 31, 2016; 88% (1038/915) health facilities from 22 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 22 governorates was 157849 compared to 113184 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections Lower Respiratory Infections (LRTI), Upper Respiratory Infections (URTI), Other acute diarrhea (OAD) and Malaria (Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

31 Jul 2016 description
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  • During week no. 30, 2016; 86% (894/772) health facilities from 22 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 22 governorates was 113184 compared to 130914 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections Lower Respiratory Infections (LRTI), Upper Respiratory Infections (URTI), Other acute diarrhea (OAD) and Malaria (Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

24 Jul 2016 description
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  • During week no. 29, 2016; 87% (893/775) health facilities from 22 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

  • The total number of consultations reported during the week in 22 governorates was 130914 compared to 122028 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections Lower Respiratory Infections (LRTI), Upper Respiratory Infections (URTI), Other acute diarrhea (OAD) and Malaria (Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

28 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP delivers emergency food assistance to communities in Al Houthi-besieged areas of Ta’izz city

  • High-level UN mission travels to Ibb and Ta’izz governorates, conducts assessment in besieged areas of the city of Ta’izz

  • UN indefinitely postpones Yemen peace negotiations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jan 2016 description

Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.

15 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Airstrikes and clashes intensify following end of ceasefire; civilians increasingly affected

  • Next round of peace talks postponed, UN anticipates negotiations to resume in late January

  • Commercial food imports continue to increase, although food remains scarce and expensive in acutely conflictaffected governorates

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jan 2016 description
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• During week no. 53, 2015;95% (402/382) health facilities from 16 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

• The total number of consultations reported during the week in 16 governorates was 98024 compared to 101940 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections (ARI), acute diarrhea (OAD) and suspected malaria (S.Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

08 Jan 2016 description

Highlights

  • To date, over 580,000 IDPs and conflict-affected persons have benefitted from IOM’s WASH activities in nine governorates in Yemen. On average, 15 liters of water per day are available per person from IOM's activities.

  • As of 6 January, over 63,00 IDPs and conflict-affected persons in Yemen, and over 9,500 migrants have benefitted from IOM’s health assistance in eight governorates.

07 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Following the announcement of the ceasefire in December 2015, WHO has delivered more than 100 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies for more than one million people in need in eight districts of Taiz Governorate.

• From 19 March to 20 December, 34 066 casualties including 5 955 deaths and 28 111 injuries have been reported by health facilities from conflict-affected governorates.

• WHO continues to support the fogging campaign as a control measure for dengue fever and malaria in Hadramout, Al-Mahra and Abyan governorates.

07 Jan 2016 description
  • On 5 January, heavy airstrikes resumed targeting locations in Sana’a, Hodeida and Taiz, while on-the-ground fighting intensified in Hajjah, Marib, Taiz and Lahj. On 5 January in the morning airstrikes hit a centre for blind people in Sana’a funded by the Social Fund for Development.
  • The situation in Aden remains highly volatile with Islamist groups fighting Hadi troops. On 4 January, the Yemeni authorities imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the city as 12 people were killed in gunfights between militants and Hadi forces over control of Aden seaport.
27 Dec 2015 description
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• During week no. 49, 2015;94% (402/378) health facilities from 16 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

• The total number of consultations reported during the week in 16 governorates was 91402 compared to 87264 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections (ARI), acute diarrhea (OAD) and suspected malaria (S.Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

22 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

• UNICEF doubled efforts to provide immediate solutions to ease recent supply disruptions, including the provision of fuel and water trucking.

• 93 mobile teams provided a package of health and nutrition services to mothers and children mainly in areas with internally displaced popula- tions, reaching over 35,000 children and more than 43,000 pregnant women.

20 Dec 2015 description
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• During week no. 51, 2015;94% (402/379) health facilities from 16 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

• The total number of consultations reported during the week in 16 governorates was 99510 compared to 95607 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections (ARI), acute diarrhea (OAD) and suspected malaria (S.Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.

13 Dec 2015 description
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• During week no. 50, 2015;95% (402/382) health facilities from 16 governorates provided valid surveillance data.

• The total number of consultations reported during the week in 16 governorates was 95607 compared to 91402 the previous reporting week. Acute respiratory tract infections (ARI), acute diarrhea (OAD) and suspected malaria (S.Mal) were the leading cause of morbidity this week.