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21 Jul 2017 description
  • According to WHO, of 20 July, 368 207 suspected cholera cases and 1 828 deaths have been reported. More than 50% of cases are concentrated in five governorates: Sana'a city, Hodeida, Hajjah, Amran and Ibb.

  • The UN confirmed that on 18 July an airstrike killed at least 20 internally displaced people and injured six more west of Taiz. Over the last week, renewed fighting has broken out in Taiz, reportedly resulting in troops loyal to president Hadi taking over several villages and the main road connecting Taiz/Mokha and Hodeida.

21 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam

Massive aid effort and cease-fire needed as rainy season approaches

The number of people with cholera in Yemen is now the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year since records began, Oxfam said today. At over 360,000 suspected cholera cases in just three months since the outbreak started, it is now already the largest number of cases in a year, topping the previous annual record of 340,311 in Haiti in 2011.

20 Jul 2017 description

AUDI-LED COALITION IN YEMEN COMMITTED 23 “GRAVE VIOLATIONS” AGAINST CHILDREN LAST YEAR

As the UN prepares to release its annual report on child rights violations in conflict, a new briefing lays out the pattern of grave violations against children committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 7:52am

The briefing – by Save the Children and Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict – details a series of 23 attacks in 2016, each confirmed by independent international organisations.

20 Jul 2017 description

Following the order of the Russian Government, an Ilyushin Il-76 plane owned by the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has taken off today from the Ramenskoye airport to deliver more than 23 tons of relief goods to Yemen. The plane flying to Aswan (Egypt) and then to Aden (Yemen) are tents and food for the people affected by an armed conflict.

Another Emergency Ministry’s Il-76 landed at Domodedovo airport the day before after it delivered to Yemen more than 20 tons of relief goods and brought in Moscow 62 citizens of Russia and CIS countries by a return flight.

20 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

From 27 April to 19 July 2017, 368 207 suspected cholera cases and 1 828 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88.6% (295/333) of the districts.

Geographical distribution of cases

  • The five most affected governorates were Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Amran and Ibb with 53.8% (198 227/368 207) of the cases reported since 27 April 2017.

19 Jul 2017 description

362 545
SUSPECTED CHOLERA CASES

659
LAB CONFIRMED CASES

1817
RELATED DEATHS

21
GOVERNORATES AFFECTED

HIGHLIGHTS

  • National Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) in Aden and Sana'a have now been redesigned and strengthened to harness the full capacity of United Nations agencies and partners to support the cholera response.

19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

by Rajat Madhok

ALHESN, Sana’a, Yemen, 18 July 2017 – A whirl of dust and wind sweeps through Alhesn, a village perched atop Sana’a’s highest hill. A young girl and her little brother slowly climb up the steep stony path leading to the village, carrying half-filled jerry cans of water. Nearby, a shepherd herds his cattle through the walled entrance of this hamlet, which is home to 70 families.

19 Jul 2017 description
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By: William Spindler

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply shocked and saddened at reports of the deaths and injuries of a number of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen’s Taizz governorate.

19 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

From 27 April to 18 July 2017, 362 545 suspected cholera cases and 1817 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88% (293/333) of the districts.

Geographical distribution of cases

  • The five most affected governorates were Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Amran and Ibb with 53.7% (194 835/362 545) of the cases reported since 27 April 2017.

19 Jul 2017 description

Through May 2017 the TFPM has observed a overall decrease in the conflict-related displacement of 8,436 individuals (-0.12%). In addition, there has been an overall increase in the conflict-affected return population by 45,786 individuals (+4.8%). Food was reported as the top priority need among 75% of identified IDP locations and 51% of returnee locations.

Population figures

  • 2 million IDPs

  • 0.9 million Returnees

Key Findings

19 Jul 2017 description
  • 79.8 M required for 2017

  • 36.5 M contributions received, representing 46% of requirements

  • 43.3 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

WASHINGTON D.C., 18 July 2017 – This is a summary of a prepared statement by Justin Forsyth, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director – to whom quoted text may be attributed – today to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutional Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy.

The statement came as UNICEF released its annual Humanitarian Action Study, highlighting UNICEF’s global response in 2016. Last year, UNICEF responded to 344 humanitarian situations in 108 countries, more than ever before.

18 Jul 2017 description
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Yemen + 2 others
Access Denied

In multiple situations of armed conflict throughout the world, parties to the conflict routinely deny civilians access to humanitarian aid as a tactic of war. For example, in Yemen, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has maintained a de facto aerial and naval blockade since March 2015. Because Yemen imported 90 percent of its food and medicine and 70 percent of its fuel before the start of the conflict, the impacts of the blockade have been devastating.

18 Jul 2017 description

Yemen Red Crescent volunteers are rushing to provide health and hygiene support to communities unable to access immediate medical care in an effort to stem the rapid spread of cholera across the country.

There have been more than 313,000 suspected cases since the outbreak began in April 2017 with more than 5,000 new suspected cases reported each day, according to the World Health Organization. More than half of all Yemeni hospitals and health facilities are no longer operational and health care staff have not been paid their salaries for over 9 months.

18 Jul 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In June 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population recorded 184 767 suspected cholera cases and 967 associated deaths (CFR- 0.52%).

  • Since the beginning of the second wave on 27 April 2017, the cumulative number of suspected cases of cholera reported stands at 259 897 including 1 594 deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.6%. However, since October 2016, the cumulative number of suspected cases reported in Yemen is 291 554 including 1 678 deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.6%.

18 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

From 27 April to 17 July 2017, 356,591 suspected cholera cases and 1,802 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88% (293/333) of the districts.

Geographical distribution of cases

18 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

From 27 April to 16 July 2017, 351,045 suspected cholera cases and 1,790 deaths (CFR: 0.5%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88% (293/333) of the districts.

Geographical distribution of cases

  • The five most affected governorates were Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Amran and Ibb with 53.9% (189,375/351,045) of the cases reported since 27 April 2017.