Yemen humanitarian response situation report January/February 2017

Report
from Save the Children
Published on 28 Feb 2017

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.

  • 7,469 people including 4,125 civilians have now been killed, and over 40,483 injured of whom 11,332 are civilians.

  • Conflict has affected the lives of approximately 3 million internally displaced people and returnees including 1.6 million children. 2 million people remain displaced.

  • 17.1 million people (62% of population) are food insecure including 7.3 million who are severely food insecure.

  • More than 6.2 million children are in need of protection assistance.

  • 14.5 million people lack clean water and sanitation, including 8 million children.

  • 24.3 million people (90% of the population) lack access to electricity through the public grid.

  • More than half of the health facilities assessed in 16 of the 22 assessed governorates in Yemen are closed or partially functioning due to the conflict, leaving over 14.8 million people in need of basic healthcare including 8.1 million children

• As of 31 January 2017, a total of 18,848 suspected cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea/cholera, including 193 confirmed cases and 99 associated deaths have been reported (11 cholera and 88 Acute Watery Diarrhea). From the suspected cases, 6,335 (or %34) are children below 5 years.

  • 4.5 million children and pregnant and lactating women are in need of nutrition services to treat or prevent malnutrition. This includes 2.2 million children under the age of five who are acutely malnourished of whom 462,000 children are severely acute malnourished.

  • Approx. 2 million of the 7.3 million school-aged children in Yemen do not have access to education. This includes 513,000 IDP children. According to the Education Cluster, as of December 2016 ,244 schools are totally damaged, 1,224 partially damaged, 144 are currently hosting IDPs and 25 are currently occupied by armed group, while 612 schools have been vacated from IDPs and 8 from armed groups. At least 2,257 schools have been affected by the ongoing conflict.