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23 Feb 2017 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has now raised £20 million for the Yemen Crisis Appeal, since it was launched on 13 December 2016. This month the UN has announced that Yemen is on the brink of famine. Almost 19 million people - 80% of the population - are desperately in need of help, with 14 million people already hungry. Yemen is just one of four countries where famine is looming at present; the UN has already declared famine in parts of South Sudan, with Somalia and northern Nigeria at crisis point.

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Feb 2017 description
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Sana’a, 12 February 2017 — As violent conflict continues in Al-Mokha City in Taizz governorate, Yemen, more than more than 8000 internally displaced persons have fled to several districts of Al-Hudaydah governorate. WHO teams in the governorate are providing trauma care and primary health care services to newly displaced persons, and delivering medicines and supplies to health facilities.

11 Feb 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Conflict endangers agricultural livelihoods despite good rainfall

  • Below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2016

  • Over 17 million people food insecure towards the end of 2016

Conflict endangers agricultural livelihoods despite good rainfall

09 Feb 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Livelihoods destroyed

  • 12 million targeted for assistance

  • Yemen Pooled Fund expands engagement with national partners

  • Over 1.3 million people in access restricted areas across Yemen

“I have nothing left to sell, except my soul.”

Airstrikes on Amran’s Cement Factory

08 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights:

  • 22,000 people are affected by intense fighting in Al-Mokha City in Taizz Governorate. More than 8,000 people have fled to Al-Hudaydah and Taizz Governorate to escape, while thousands more remain trapped and caught in the crossfire.

  • WHO has deployed a rapid response team to districts receiving internally displaced persons from Al-Mokha City to identify the most urgent health needs.

08 Feb 2017 description

THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1
Save lives, prioritizing the most vulnerable

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2
Integrate protection and gender-related concerns across the response

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3
Support maintenance of basic services and institutions

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 4
Strengthen coordination, accountability and advocacy

IMPACT OF THE CRISIS

01 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With slow progress on a negotiated political solution to the conflict in Yemen, millions of children and their families will continue to suffer from the consequences of hostilities, interruption of public services, and ever more diminished livelihoods. The risk is that thousands of children will continue to face death from preventable causes.

  • Nearly 2.2 million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished and 462,000 suffer from severe acute malnutrition – almost a three-fold rise over 2014 levels.

31 Jan 2017 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context

The situation in Yemen remains declining as a total of 18.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 10.3 million in acute need and 3 million IDPs and returnees.

Some 180 cases of cholera have been confirmed in 49 districts with 99 cases of deaths from cholera and AWD. A total of 15,468 suspected cases are reported from 135 districts with only 45 per cent of health facilities are currently functioning in the country.

26 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL

7871ST MEETING (PM)

SC/12695

26 JANUARY 2017

Collective Punishment Visited on Yemenis as ‘Coup Leaders’ Steal State Resources, Says Permanent Representative

26 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict results in more than 10,000 civilian deaths and 40,000 injuries since March 2015

  • WHO reports more than 17,300 suspected cholera cases and 99 cholera-associated deaths; relief agencies continue response efforts

  • Food and fuel prices remain stable but elevated in December 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jan 2017 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

From January to December 2016, national and international humanitarian partners have reached 5.6 million people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance across Yemen's 22 governorates. This has been accomplished despite continued conflict and access constraints imposed by the parties to the conflict.

Lack of funds has also limited the response. The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan received 60 per cent funding against the 1.6 billion appeal to date.

23 Jan 2017 description

23 January 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen released additional figure for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. Since the last update on 10 January 2017, 1866 new suspected cases of cholera have been reported; no additional deaths were reported. The weekly trend of reported cholera cases remains unchanged although a decrease in the reported cases have been observed in a number of the affected governorates.

18 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

  • As of 11 January 2017, 15,658 suspected cholera cases have been reported in 156 districts.

  • A total of 180 out of 841 cases have tested positive for Vibrio Cholera, serotype Ogawa.

  • Overall, the epidemic curve shows a declining trend from week 51 onwards, while the attack rate remains high in some high risk districts.

  • Health response is underway through 26 Diarrhea Treatment Centres (DTC) in 24 districts; while WASH partners are undertaking response in 29 districts.

17 Jan 2017 description

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: Press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since 2015.

15 Jan 2017 description

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has published the latest figures on cases and deaths in the ongoing cholera outbreak in the country. Since the last update on 28 December 2016, 3335 new suspected cases of cholera and two additional deaths have been reported.

As of 10 January, a total of 15 468 suspected cases of cholera, including 99 associated deaths have been reported, with a case–fatality rate of 0.64%. Of these cases, 180 cases were laboratory-confirmed for Vibrio cholerae 01.

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

2016 was a year of challenges and upheaval across the globe. The ongoing migration and refugee crisis has uprooted nearly 50 million children worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Conflict and natural hazards continue to take a toll on children, with nearly 1 in 4 living in areas affected by crisis.

10 Jan 2017 description
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Humanitarian Context

Many poor Yemenis do not have adequate access to essential services to protect them, or a social safety net to catch them when disaster strikes .Escalating conflict since Mach,2015 left an estimated 18.8 million people in Yemen in need for some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who are in acute need (OCHA 2016) . The recent crisis has sent prices soaring while most households lost their source of income and farmers are unable to fuel their generators to pump water to their fields.

09 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The closure of the Sana’a airport is denying an estimated 20,000 people access to life-saving healthcare abroad.
  • Over 5.3 million reached across Yemen’s 22 governorates despite obstacles.
  • People in Yemen are dying of preventable health issues.

Funding

  • $1.6 billion requested
  • $977 million funding against HRP
  • 60 per cent funded (31 December 2016)

Trapped in Yemen