23 January 2017 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, today concluded a mission to Yemen with a call for a comprehensive political settlement of the crisis and the restoration of the cessation of hostilities, and underlined the need allow access of civilian commercial aircrafts to and from Sana’a airport.
23 January 2017 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen released additional figure for the ongoing outbreak of cholera. Since the last update on 10 January 2017, 1866 new suspected cases of cholera have been reported; no additional deaths were reported. The weekly trend of reported cholera cases remains unchanged although a decrease in the reported cases have been observed in a number of the affected governorates.
Yemen - IOM has distributed a total of 2,625 winter kits to the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Taizz governorate, Yemen.
The kits will help alleviate the suffering of up to 16,000 IDPs during the harsh winter weather in the districts of Al Mudhaffar, Al Qahira, Salah, Jabal Habashi, Thubab, and Ashamayatain.
Some information is difficult to share, such as advising your dialysis patient that you must stop their life-sustaining treatment because you no longer have sufficient resources or medical supplies. This is the daily predicament of Dr. Jamal Al-Shami, Head of Dhamar’s general hospital in Yemen. The hospital currently treats about 200 patients suffering from kidney failure, all of whom require dialysis treatment. They include 46 people who were displaced from their homes by the conflict in Yemen. Dhamar is a relatively stable governorate that is not on the front lines of conflict.
US$450 Million in IDA grants to fund the critical health and nutrition needs and expand support for key social service institutions
As Yemen approaches marking two years since the start of the conflict, the country faces one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world. Around three million people -ten percent of the population- have been displaced, and ten million are uncertain of how they will provide food for themselves.
As of 11 January 2017, 15,658 suspected cholera cases have been reported in 156 districts.
A total of 180 out of 841 cases have tested positive for Vibrio Cholera, serotype Ogawa.
Overall, the epidemic curve shows a declining trend from week 51 onwards, while the attack rate remains high in some high risk districts.
Health response is underway through 26 Diarrhea Treatment Centres (DTC) in 24 districts; while WASH partners are undertaking response in 29 districts.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since 2015.
Yemen - The humanitarian crisis in Yemen caused by the ongoing conflict over the past 22 months has led to the internal displacement of over 2.1 million Yemenis. It is also complicating an already difficult situation for thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa attempting to cross the country on the way to Saudi Arabia.
A high-ranking delegation from IOM earlier this month visited Sana’a, Yemen to assess and support IOM Yemen’s efforts to aid displaced Yemenis and migrants in the country.
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s investigative mechanism, the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT), published a series of legal conclusions in August, October and December 2016 surrounding specific air strike incidents where concerns have been raised that international humanitarian law (IHL) may have been breached.
16 January 2017 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is today in Aden, highlighting the need for a truce to allow in humanitarian aid and move along the peace process.
“We are encouraging the parties to commit to restoring the 10 April Cessation of Hostilities and take immediate measures which will prevent further deterioration of the economic and humanitarian situation,” the Special Envoy said referring to an agreement by Yemeni parties in 2016, but whose terms and conditions have since been violated.
The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has published the latest figures on cases and deaths in the ongoing cholera outbreak in the country. Since the last update on 28 December 2016, 3335 new suspected cases of cholera and two additional deaths have been reported.
As of 10 January, a total of 15 468 suspected cases of cholera, including 99 associated deaths have been reported, with a case–fatality rate of 0.64%. Of these cases, 180 cases were laboratory-confirmed for Vibrio cholerae 01.
To support Clusters, agencies and organizations attain and monitor collective commitments to accountability to affected people and communities.
Accountability to affected people (AAP) is an active commitment of humanitarian workers to use power responsibly by taking account of, giving account to, and being held to account by the people humanitarian organizations seek to assist. It is the responsibility of each humanitarian agency to engage communities ￼and be accountable to the population is serves.
Saudi-Led Coalition, Houthi-Saleh Forces Abuses Persist
(Beirut) – Parties to Yemen’s armed conflict violated the laws of war with impunity in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. Concerned governments should seek accountability for past and ongoing violations and immediately suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia.