The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Driven by food insecurity and a cholera outbreak caused directly by the conflict, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by two million and now stands at 20.7. Some 9.8 million people are in acute need of assistance to save or sustain their lives while 10.8 million people need assistance to prevent them from slipping into acute need.
Yemen is in the grip of a cholera outbreak of an unprecedented scale. As of 02 July 2017, 262,650 suspected cholera cases and 1,587 deaths have been reported in all governorates except Socotra island. The four most affected governorates are Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah and Amran. Children under the age of 18 years are most affected. The magnitude of the outbreak is beyond the capacity, presence and reach of humanitarian organisations who had to reprogramme meagre resources available to tackle widespread food insecurity for the cholera response.
From January to April 2017, national and international humanitarian partners have reached millions of people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance or protection across Yemen. This has been accomplished despite continued conflict and access constraints into and throughout the country, imposed by the parties to the conflict.
Prolonged conflict is causing food insecurity to increase across Yemen. Besides reduced import levels of food and fuel, diminishing purchasing power is further putting lives at risk as those who most need food are unable to buy what they require for themselves and their families. The conflict has displaced people to areas where food insecurity is the highest and the lack of food has turned into their number one concern. Increased conflict will only make matters worse.
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.
The Governorate Dashboards present information on the humanitarian situation and action taking place per governorate and cluster in humanitarian hubs across the country, in response to the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).
The suffering inflicted upon the people of Yemen by warring parties continues to escalate. Institutions are collapsing and the economy is in tatters. Social safety nets are depleted and the most vulnerable are bearing the brunt, including women and children.
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.