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03 Jan 2017 description

Minister Flanagan warns Yemen is at risk of becoming a failed state

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today announced that Ireland will provide a further €2 million in humanitarian funding to meet urgent needs in Yemen resulting from a civil war that has intensified since March 2015.

Announcing the additional funding today, Minister Flanagan:

03 Jan 2017 description
  • As of 30 December 2016, the inter-agency coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion -- an increase of 10 per cent since it was first launched twelve months ago -- to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. By the end of 2016, $12.6 billion were raised towards the coordinated appeals -- more than ever before. Despite immense donor generosity, it is only 57 percent of the requirements committed, leaving a short fall of $9.5 billion.

01 Jan 2017 description

In view of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Switzerland is reaffirming its commitment to help the destitute civilian population by making an additional CHF 3 million available to the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) over the next 12 months. The money will be used to fund water, hygiene and nutrition projects.

27 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The Yemen Humanitarian Country Team has launched the Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2017, estimating that 18.8 million people – some 70 per cent of the population - are in need for humanitarian assistance, including 10.3 million people with acute needs. As a consequence of the crisis, 14.8 million people will need health assistance in 2017 and 4.5 million will need nutrition services, a significant increase in comparison to 2016.

23 Dec 2016 description

The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.

23 Dec 2016 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Yemen has raised £13 million since it was launched 10 days ago, with the total continuing to rise.

Two years of conflict have pushed Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, to breaking point. Half of the population – 14 million people – is going hungry and needs help before it’s too late. A child is dying every ten minutes because of preventable diseases and child malnutrition is at an all-time high.

21 Dec 2016 description

This newsletter aims to connect WHO with donors, partners and key stakeholders, providing an update on the health situation in emergency countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and highlighting WHO’s progress in in this area of work. We value your feedback. Please send suggestions and comments to emrgoehanews@who.int.

Yemen: Providing health care to children on the brink of starvation

20 Dec 2016 description
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Humanitarian Context

Critical shortages in health sector/Cholera: As of early November there were over 2,000 suspected cases of cholera, with some deaths reported. This public health emergency comes at a time when more than half of Yemen’s health facilities are closed or partially functional. Critical shortages of medical supplies and fuel have further exacerbated the dire situation. Oxfam is preparing to scale‐up its cholera response.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

363,611 IDPs provided with NFIs since January 2016

151,649 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016

116,515 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016

26,907 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

20 Dec 2016 description

Yemen experts discuss the causes and solutions to the humanitarian crisis live tonight on Facebook

One week on from its launch, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Yemen has raised £11 million, with the total continuing to rise.

Two years of conflict have pushed Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, to breaking point. Half of the population – 14 million people – is going hungry and needs help before it’s too late. A child is dying every ten minutes because of preventable diseases and child malnutrition is at an all-time high.

16 Dec 2016 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Yemen has raised a total of £8 million since it launched on Tuesday, with donations continuing to pour in.

Two years of conflict have pushed Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, to the brink of catastrophe. Half of the population – 14 million people – is going hungry and needs help before it’s too late. A child is dying every ten minutes because of preventable diseases and child malnutrition is at an all-time high.

14 Dec 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 122 confirmed cholera cases in Yemen.

  • More than 5 million reached across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Violence against girls and women increases.

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 12.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.7 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.0 m

# of people displaced (IDPs & returnees) 3.3 m

# of deaths (WHO) 7,272

# of injuries ?injured persons 38,279

14 Dec 2016 description

- DEC member charities have reached eight million people with aid
- Two thirds of population in ongoing need of emergency support

Disasters Emergency Committee member charities and their partners have provided lifesaving aid to more than eight million* people in Yemen since the current phase of the conflict began in March 2015. Nearly half have received food or treatment for malnutrition.

13 Dec 2016 description

After a 2016 that was disastrous for civilians, war-ravaged Yemen will see an additional 2.5 million people go without enough to eat in 2017 if the current downward spiral is allowed to continue, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned today.

08 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Latest cessation of hostilities agreement has limited effect, lapses without renewal

  • UN releases 2017 Yemen HNO, identifies 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance

  • RoYG reports 8,975 suspected cholera cases and 89 cholera-associated deaths; task force continues response efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

01 Dec 2016 description

Emergency (IPC Phase 4) continues; Additional assistance is urgently needed to fill consumption gaps

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