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23 Oct 2016 description

Sana'a, 20 October 2016 – In cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Humanitarian Forum Yemen (YHF) has concluded a two-week training course on Humanitarian Competencies, Conflict Resolution, and Early Recovery to build the capacity of local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs).

23 Oct 2016 description

ADEN, 22nd October, 2016 (WAM)--Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has dispatched urgent medical supplies to a number of hospitals in Aden to prevent the spread of cholera following monitoring a number of cases in several districts that caused the death of some patients there.

The central laboratory at Al Jumhouriya hospital received the oral rehydration solution (ORS) to help examine suspected cases of cholera. The ERC also delivered to competent authority in Aden 20 barrels of chlorine as part of a contribution to fight against the spread of cholera.

23 Oct 2016 description

ABYAN, 22nd October 2016 (WAM) - The Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) is continuing its programmes to distribute aid to the Yemeni citizens affected by current events.

The ERC sent today a land convoy of 12 trucks, carrying food aid to Lawdar District in Abyan province, carrying 4,500 food parcels for distribution among the residents of the city and neighbouring areas.

Director of Lawdar District Abdullah Al Wahidi, thanked the UAE and ERC for aiding the Yemeni citizens.

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23 Oct 2016 description

New York

With the 72 hour Cessation of Hostilities in Yemen coming to an end, the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail OuldCheikh Ahmed, urges all parties to agree to its extension for at least another renewable 72 hours.

22 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Saturday, 22 October 2016 20:59 GMT

By Mohammed Ghobari and Katie Paul

SANAA/NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A supposed ceasefire in the Yemen conflict expired a minute before midnight on Saturday after a day of heavy fighting between Saudi-backed forces and the Iran-allied Houthi movement.

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22 Oct 2016 description

The ETC is establishing security and data telecommunications services for the humanitarian community operating in Yemen. WFP is leading ETC activities in Yemen with responsibility for coordination, implementation and overall operational support for common ICT services.
Provision of the services included on this map are dependent on the availability of funding.
Locations are proposed only and subject to final confirmation with humanitarian partners.

21 Oct 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: Adrian Edwards

In a new aid push, UNHCR is delivering emergency supplies to more than 125,000 displaced people, including in the embattled southern town of Taizz.

21 Oct 2016 description
report CARE, Oxfam

Conflicts and humanitarian crises affect men, women, girls, and boys differently due to their different societal roles and the deep-rooted socio-cultural and economic inequalities which become exacerbated during crises. Men and boys form the vast majority of direct victims of armed conflict and associated impacts like forced recruitment or arbitrary detention. Women bear the burdens of running the households under extreme stress and are often exposed to different forms of gender-based violence.

21 Oct 2016 description

ADEN: Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has moved quickly to save lives in Yemen by delivering oral rehydration solution (ORS), which is used to treat diarrhoea, as well as cholera.

The ERC delivered the rehydration solution to the coordinator of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Yemen, Dr. Mohammed Cleese.

The move is part of the UAE efforts to improve the performance of vital sectors, including the medical sector.

20 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

"We hope this war ends soon, because people are tired. We want to live, not to die"

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A 72-hour truce in Yemen came under pressure on Thursday when missiles fired from Yemen killed two civilians in Saudi Arabia, the United States said, while a Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes that Iran-allied Houthi fighters said killed three people.

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19 Oct 2016 description

How ACTED’s OCHA-funded WASH programming has improved the immediate quality of life for 40,000 beneficiaries in Al Dhale’e and Al Jawf.

To mark the close of two OCHA-funded ACTED water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in Yemen, ACTED talks to beneficiaries in Al Dhale’e and Al Jawf about their experiences and highlights some of the project’s key successes.

19 Oct 2016 description
report UN News Service

Following a month that saw civilians continuing to bear the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, a 72-hour halt to fighting set to take effect later today is welcome, but not nearly enough time, according to a senior United Nations relief official, who appealed for more predictable access to be able deliver aid to hard-to-reach communities caught up in the crisis.

19 Oct 2016 description

SOCOTRA, 19th October, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, has sent its 31st aid plane, with two tonnes of medications on board, to the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital on Socotra Island, along with one tonne of mixed content stationery to be distributed to students.

The aid shipments are in implementation of directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

19 Oct 2016 description
report Save the Children


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 21.2 million – or 82 per cent of the population, including 9.9 million children.

• 6,787 people including 3,704 civilians have now been killed, and over 33,857 injured of whom 6,566 are civilians.

18 Oct 2016 description

15/10/2016 08:18:01 PM

RIYADH, 15th October, 2016 (WAM)-- The Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen has accepted the findings of an investigation launched by the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) into the 8th October incident involving a ceremony hall in Sana'a.

The Command, in a statement, said that it has begun carrying out the necessary procedures to comply with official recommendations.

18 Oct 2016 description

15/10/2016 06:54:02 PM

RIYADH, 15th October 2016 (WAM) - The Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) has issued a press statement on the incident of bombing of a ceremony hall in Sana'a, which took place on October 8th and reiterated that the Coalition Forces Command have fully cooperated with this investigation.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), JIAT examined all related documents, and assessed evidence, including the rules of engagement (ROEs) and the testimonies of concerned personnel and those involved in the incident.