Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 10 | Issued on 4 April 2016

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 04 Apr 2016

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One in 10 Yemenis is displaced.

  • Civilian casualties and damage and destruction to civilian infrastructure continue.

  • Humanitarian presence and assistance increases.

FIGURES

Total Population 26 m

No. of people who need assistance 21.2 m

No. of food insecure people 14.4 m

No. of children at risk of malnutrition 1.8 m

No. of deaths (WHO) >6,400

No. of injuries (WHO) >30,200 Source: HRP and HNO

FUNDING

1.8 billion requested (US$)

226 million Funding against HRP

13% funded

One in 10 is displaced by conflict in Yemen

The largest number of displaced people is in Taizz Governorate

Intense fighting flared up in Taizz City between pro-government forces and militants in mid-March, underscoring the volatility of the situation in a governorate that hosts nearly a quarter (550,000) of the 2.4 million people that have been displaced in Yemen. At the same time, fighting on the ground and coalition airstrikes continued in several governorates including Sa’ada, Amanat Al Asimah, Hajjah, Al Jawf, Marib and Sana’a causing more people to move.

After a year of escalated conflict, one in 10 Yemenis has been forced to flee their homes. Analysis by the interagency Task Force on Population Movements (TFPM) shows that a majority of the displaced are concentrated in the governorates of Taizz, Hajjah, Sana’a, Amran and Sa’ada. Most live with relatives or friends, in schools, public or abandoned buildings, in makeshift shelters or in the open. Shelter, food, water, and nonfood items are identified as the most urgent needs. Finding missing family members, lost while on the move, is also seen as a pressing concern for many. Having fled their homes with few possessions, a large number of the internally displaced people (IDPs) have lost their livelihoods and remain jobless.

The governorates of Sa’ada, Sana’a, and Amran have the highest IDP to host community ratios, 33 per cent, 21 per cent, and 20 per cent respectively. Sa’ada has suffered the largest population change since the escalation of violence, last March, with 31 per cent of the population having fled.

Most of the displaced originated from the five governorates of Taizz, Sa’ada, Amanat Al Asimah, Hajjah, and Sana’a.

Another 2,300 households (about 13,800 people) who fled their homes in November due to cyclones Chapala and Megh, are still displaced mostly in Hadramaut Governorate. In recent months, over 421,000 displaced have returned to their homes in southern governorates despite ongoing violence. This includes nearly 4,000 households (nearly 24,000 people) who were displaced by the two cyclones and have returned to the governorates of Hadramaut,
Shabwah, and Socotra

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