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28 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

• As of 24 November 2016, 103 cases of cholera have been confirmed in 31 districts with 8 cases of deaths from cholera.

• A total of 6121 of suspected cases are reported in 86 districts.

• During the week 18 to 24 November 13 new confirmed cases and 1,295 suspected cases were reported.

• Incidence rate is 3 cases per 10,000.

• Case fatality rate (CFR) for the cholera associated deaths is 1.2 %,

• WHO and partners established and supported 26 Cholera Treatment Centers in 24 districts.

24 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights

  • By the end of October, the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) has confirmed 71 cholera cases in 11 governorates. At least 7.6 million people are at risk, nearly 40 per cent are children under 15.

  • UNICEF and its partners are implementing an integrated cholera response plan, including support for strengthened and improved cholera surveillance and response capacity, improvement of water and sanitation practices and infrastructure and dissemination of key hygiene messages in communities at-risk.

23 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) finalised the establishment of an ETC back-up Internet connectivity hub for Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Ibb.

  • Under the leadership of the World Food Programme (WFP), ETC Yemen is working on enhancing the Internet connectivity services at the Diplomatic Transit Facility (DTF) in Sana’a.

23 Nov 2016 description
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NEEDS & KEY FIGURES

An estimated 18.8 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who are in acute need. Escalating conflict since March 2015 has created a vast protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and basic rights, and are struggling to survive.

KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES

Impact of the crisis

21 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures

  • As of 17 November 2016, 90 cases of cholera were confirmed in 29 districts with 8 cases of deaths from cholera.

  • WHO/ MoPHP estimates that 7.6M people are at risk in 15 governorates.

  • A total of 4,825 suspected cases are reported in 64 districts.

  • Cholera case fatality rate (CFR) is 1.5 %

  • Incidence rate is 4 cases per 10,000.

  • WHO and partners have established 26 Cholera Treatment Centers in 24 districts.

Situation Overview

19 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 November 2016- “The ceasefire announced in Yemen offers new hope in a situation that is increasingly catastrophic for children.

“Eighteen months of conflict have led to the deaths of well over 1,000 children and left millions more without access to basic care, and at risk of imminent death. As food and water supplies dwindle, 1.5 million children are suffering from acute malnutrition. A rapid increase in cholera and measles cases is putting the lives of thousands more at risk.

18 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Al Houthi and KSA-led Coalition representatives agree to new cessation of hostilities, violence continues

 Health actors confirm 86 cholera cases, WHO cautions that number could increase

 Between 7 million and 10 million people experiencing at least Crisis levels of food insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Nov 2016 description

15 November 2016 – A joint United Nations mission to Al-Hudaydah governorate was conducted to learn more about the health situation in the governorate, discuss urgent health needs and partnerships for an integrated response, including cholera outbreak interventions.

As part of the mission, WHO Deputy Representative in Yemen Dr Akjemal Magtymova visited the Port of Al-Hudaydah, Al-Thawra and Al-Olofi hospitals, as well as the Action Contre la Faim cholera treatment centre.

16 Nov 2016 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 com- pounding 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 21.2 million – or 82% of the population, including 9.9 million children.

• 7,054 people including 4,125 civilians have now been killed, and over 36,376 injured of whom 7,207 are civilians.

16 Nov 2016 description
report Save the Children

Despite the incredibly difficult circumstances for our 400 national staff in Yemen – many of whom have been displaced themselves due to ongoing airstrikes and damage suffered to their homes – we are responding to the dire humanitarian crisis with Food Security and Livelihoods, Child Protection, Nutrition, Health, WASH and support for Education programming in eight of the affected governorates.
Since May 2015 we have reached over 1,150,092 people, including nearly 652,644 children

16 Nov 2016 description

ADEN, 14th November, 2016 (WAM) -- Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing its anti-cholera awareness campaign in schools and health centres in the Aden Governorate of Yemen.

The ERC team has also established the Friends of School Environment Club here to urge students to keep the schools clean and help increase health awareness.

15 Nov 2016 description
report ACTED

ACTED launches a response to cholera on the ground, distributing hygiene kits and teaching families and health facilities about cholera prevention.

14 Nov 2016 description

The Ministry of Public Health and Population has published updated figures for cholera cases in the country.

A total of 2733 suspected cases and 51 associated deaths have been reported in Ta’iz, Aden, Lahij, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al Bayda, Dhamar and Ibb. 75 cholera cases have been laboratory-confirmed so far.

09 Nov 2016 description
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UNHCR’s population of concern in Yemen

  • 269,255 Registered refugees
  • 9,087 Registered asylum seekers
  • 2.18 million Internally Displaced People
  • 1 million IDP Returnees

Overview

08 Nov 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 71 confirmed cases of cholera in 11 governorates

  • Food insecurity worsens

  • Salaries of 1.25M public servants remain unpaid

  • Airstrike in Sana’a kills over 140 and injures over 600

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

P# of people displaced (IDPs & returnees) 3.1 m*

08 Nov 2016 description
  • On 5 November, hundreds of supporters of Houthis protested in Sana'a against the UN peace roadmap put forward by the UN Special Envoy Cheikh Ahmed, who arrived in Sana'a on 3 November. The Yemeni President in exile last week rejected the UN proposal while the Houthis said it was a basis for discussion.

07 Nov 2016 description

The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has released new figures on the number of cholera and cholera-related deaths in the country.

As of 30 October 2016, a total of 1410 suspected cases of cholera, including 45 associated deaths have been reported. Laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera have been reported from Taiz, Aden, Lahj, Al-Hudaydah, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al-Baida and and Ibb governorates. Of the 116 stools samples tested so far, 55 were positive for Vibrio cholerae 01 Ogawa at the Central Public Health Laboratory of Sana’a.