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09 May 2017 description

London/Sana’a - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Yemen are receiving and treating a growing number of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea patients in the governorates of Amran, Hajja, Al-Dhale’, Taiz, and Ibb.

09 May 2017 description

Yemen - On 4 May 2017, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) donated over three tons of medicine and medical supplies to the Al-Jumhori Hospital in Sana’a, Yemen. The medicines and medical supplies are mainly for treating acute diarrheal disease.

The donation was part of IOM’s urgent response – that is, implementation within 24 hours – to the formal request from the hospital for support in managing the growing number of patients arriving at the hospital with acute watery diarrhoea, or AWD.

07 May 2017 description
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Sana’a, 7 May 2017

Humanitarian funding is urgently needed to save lives across Yemen. With urgency, I call on Members States to fund the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. All commitments made during the pledging conference in Geneva need to materialize at once. While Yemen awaits for peace, humanitarian action is saving lives every day across the entire country.

28 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As the conflict in Yemen enters its third year, children and their families are struggling to survive. Without access to basic services, every ten minutes a child dies of preventable causes and many more are dying from conflict related causes.

  • Two years since the escalation of the conflict, Yemen is witnessing the highest numbers of malnourished children. Nearly 2.2 million children severely and acutely malnourished are now 11 times more at risk of death as compared to their healthy peers.

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25

  • USG agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response

  • UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Apr 2017 description
report Save the Children

General Overview

Since mid-March 2015, conflict in Yemen has spread to 21 of Yemen’s 22 governorates prompting a large-scale protection crisis and compounding an already dire humanitarian crisis brought on by years of poverty, poor governance, conflict and ongoing instability.

• The total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is 18.8 million or 70% of the population, including 10.3 million children.

• 7,684 people including 4,773 civilians have now been killed, and over 42,553 injured of whom 8,272 are civilians.

25 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA (25 April 2017) – Fighting in Yemen must stop now and the blockade of the country’s ports be removed, to allow people facing starvation to access food and life-saving medical supplies, say two United Nations experts on the day of a key fund-raising event for the humanitarian crisis.

“If no immediate action is taken, an entire generation could be affected by widespread famine,” says the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Ms. Hilal Elver.

25 Apr 2017 description

Statement

25 APRIL 2017 | GENEVA - Nearly 19 million people in Yemen are in desperate need of assistance. This is a country that has been battered by conflict for more than two years. This is a country that, before the conflict intensified, was already extremely vulnerable following years of poverty, political unrest, and weak rule of law.

Since the conflict intensified, some 325 attacks have been verified on health facilities, schools, markets, roads, and other infrastructure, added to the challenges and the population’s many causes of misery.

25 Apr 2017 description

Impending famine, ongoing fighting and a failing health system leave millions at risk in Yemen

More than two years into the crisis in Yemen, the humanitarian and health situation has reached a critical point, with millions of people at risk and on the brink of famine.

24 Apr 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

Two years after the escalation of conflict in March 2015, the humaniarian situation in Yemen has reached a milestone with millions of lives pushed to the brink of famine. The man-made disaster is causing one of the largest food and protection emergencies in the world. Today, over 18.8 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance and 7 million people face the threat of famine.
As of 13 April, only 14.4 per cent of $2.1 billion needed for life-saving assistance to 12 million people has been met.

15 Apr 2017 description

NFDHR - Mohammed Honinah - Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

NFDHR Medical teams in Al Bayda has provided its services to 1009 person during the period from March 15th – 30th, 2017. This project is part of the Cholera Integrated Health and Wash Project implemented by NFDHR and funded by OCHA.

13 Apr 2017 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

From January to February 2017, national and international humanitarian partners have reached 3.5 million people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance across Yemen. 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 in these first few months. The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has received 14.4 per cent funding against the 2.1 billion appeal to date.

11 Apr 2017 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context

  • According to the IPC analysis released on 15 March, 17 million people in 20 of Yemen’s 22 governorates are in ‘emergency' or ‘crisis' food insecurity phases and almost two‐thirds of the population are now facing hunger and urgently require life and livelihood‐saving assistance and this represents a 21 percent increase since June 2016.

10 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 01 April 2017, WFP Yemen has launched to its new Emergency Operation (EMOP 201068). The EMOP will target 9.1 million beneficiaries, including 1.9 million with nutrition support on a monthly basis. The EMOP will last one-year and has an operational cost of USD 1.2 billion (April 2017- March 2018).

10 Apr 2017 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context:

  • Escalation of violence on Yemen’s Western Coast has resulted in significant civilian casualties and large scale displacement where over 44,000 people have recently fled the conflict throughout Taiz Governorate, including at least 25,000 from Al Mukha and Dhubab districts.

06 Apr 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate two years after the escalation of conflict in March 2015. Today 18.8 million Yemenis – over two-thirds of the population – need humanitarian assistance. More than 3 million people have been displaced within Yemen and 7.3 million people are in urgent need of food assistance. The conflict has brought Yemen to the brink of famine.

CERF RESPONSE

31 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • March 2017 marks two years since the KSA-led Coalition began airstrikes on Al Houthi and allied forces in Yemen

  • An estimated 17 million people in Yemen are experiencing acute levels of food insecurity—an increase of 20 percent since June 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Unsafe water as deadly to severely malnourished children as lack of food

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NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 29 March 2017 – Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

28 Mar 2017 description

Zafaran, a displaced woman from Taiz City, has been forced to sell the only mat in her cramped room to pay to refill a small cooking gas cylinder. For her, sitting on the concrete floor is less painful than keeping her two children hungry.

“When the bombings intensified in our neighborhood, we fled barefoot and we couldn’t even bring any clothes with us. We took shelter in a school but a few days later we were asked to leave and we ended up in this crowded place in Ibb,” Zafaran recalled.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context

  • 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.