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05 Jul 2015 description

Aden, Yémen | AFP | dimanche 05/07/2015 - 07:07 GMT

De violents combats ont opposé dimanche les rebelles Houthis à des forces pro-gouvernementales dans le sud du pays, alors que l'émissaire de l'ONU doit arriver à Sanaa pour relancer son initiative de trêve humanitaire.

05 Jul 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Sunday 7/5/2015 - 12:02 GMT

Fighting gripped Yemen's second city Aden on Sunday as the UN envoy arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa to press efforts to broker a ceasefire.

Saudi-led warplanes bombed rebel positions, killing eight people, while rebel rocket fire killed six, including a child, officials said.

The dead from the Katyusha fire were Somali refugees who had sought shelter in a kindergarten, medics said.

04 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

SANAA, July 4 (Reuters) - Yemen's dominant Houthi movement said on Saturday a pause in fighting to last until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was under discussion with the United Nations to allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid.

Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam said in a post on his Facebook page he had met U.N. special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed on Friday to discuss the matter.

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04 Jul 2015 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected areas of destruction in a portion of the town of Taiz, Yemen, as seen by the WorldView-3 satellite on 26 June 2015. UNOSAT identified a total of 194 damaged buildings (34 destroyed, 52 severely damaged, 74 moderately damaged, 34 possibly damaged) as well as 257 areas with significant amounts of debris. This is a preliminary analysis & has not yet been validated in the field. Note that satellite imagery analysis will not capture all damage to buildings and instead only detects significant or catastrophic amounts of structural damage.

03 Jul 2015 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

In Yemen, UNHCR is continuing to deliver humanitarian aid despite the severe restrictions on access to displaced populations. In May and June, we were able to get basic relief to 56,369 people and plastic sheeting for emergency shelters to a further 7,000 families who have been staying in collective centres.

03 Jul 2015 description

Yemen - Airstrikes and mortars damaged an IOM office in Haradh as well as the Migrant Response Point (MRP) in Basateen, both incidents occurring two days ago, on July 1, 2015.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

SHABWA, Yemen – Three months after conflict erupted in Yemen, violence is intensifying across the country, according to United Nations reports. Over 2,800 people have been killed, and over a million people have been internally displaced, with many forced from their homes by armed clashes, shelling and airstrikes. Women have been disproportionately affected by the conflict.

03 Jul 2015 description

Sana'a/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross has today started a distribution of food across the front lines in the southern city of Aden. The consignment of more than 160 tons will cover the emergency needs of 17,500 people. Around half of Aden's population are displaced from their homes, seeking shelter in any available space in the town.

03 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

SUBMITTED BY SABRIA AL-THAWR

In the past, refugee issues in Yemen were centered on the hundreds of thousands of African refugees fleeing to Yemen. This refugee influx was a burden on an already impoverished country and taxed its fragile economic conditions over two decades.

02 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On July 1, the UN-led Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) declared Yemen an L3 crisis—the highest level emergency classification

  • On June 19, the UN released a revised Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP), which requests a total of $1.6 billion to address increased humanitarian needs in Yemen

  • Assessments indicate that at least 6 million people are food-insecure and require immediate assistance

02 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • IOM urges all parties to respect the integrity of civilian and humanitarian facilities in accordance with International Humanitarian Law, after airstrikes and mortars damaged its office in Haradh and Migrant Response Center in Basateen on 1 July.

  • The capacity of IOM’s Migrant Response Center in Obock (Djibouti) was reinforced, doubling accommodation capacity to 350 individuals. There are currently 194 Ethiopian migrants accommodated at the center.

02 Jul 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Thursday 7/2/2015 - 16:47 GMT

At least 22 people were killed Thursday in Yemen as fighting raged in the southern port of Aden and Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in the capital Sanaa, officials said.

The violence came a day after the UN declared its highest level of humanitarian emergency in the country, where it says some 3,000 people, half of them civilians, have been killed since March.

02 Jul 2015 description
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The Secretary-General repeats his call for an immediate end to the fighting in Yemen to help stem the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in the country.

He calls on the parties to agree, at the very minimum, on an immediate pause in hostilities until the end of the holy month of Ramadan so that humanitarian aid can be delivered into and across Yemen and reach people cut off from vital supplies for months.

02 Jul 2015 description

New research and weapons analysis by Amnesty International in Yemen bring into sharp focus the high price civilians continue to pay amid the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition’s airstrikes all over the country and demonstrate a failure to abide by the requirements of international humanitarian law.

02 Jul 2015 description

Al-Mujaliyya neighbourhood, Ta’iz (Ta’iz governorate), 16 June 2015

01 Jul 2015 description

Current major event

Suspected dengue fever cases rise in Yemen

Yemen is currently experiencing a significant surge of suspected dengue fever in six of its governorates-Hodeidah, Taiz, Aden, Lahj, Shabwa and Hadramount. According to some unconfirmed sources, a total of 3,026 suspected dengue fever cases including 3 related deaths were reported from these governorates. Owing to escalating conflict and war, this information could not be verified.

01 Jul 2015 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP |7/2/2015 - 01:59 GMT

by Fawaz al-Haidari

Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed more than 30 civilians Wednesday, as the UN declared its highest level humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country.

Meanwhile in the central city of Taez, pro-government forces launched a manhunt for 1,200 escaped prisoners, including Al-Qaeda members, allegedly freed by retreating rebel forces.

01 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • In June, over 137,000 people received almost 2,000 mt of emergency food assistance in six governorates.

  • Around 10,000 mt of food will be dispatched by end of June - enough to cover 939,000 people for one month.

  • The Memorandum of Understanding with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently under negotiation for the allocation of USD 142.8 million under the Flash Appeal.