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Sana’a hospitals fight to stay open after orders to shut down

Report
Yemen Times

Amal al Yarisi (author)

Several of the hospitals ordered to be shut down by the Ministry of Pubic Health and Population last August remain in operation.

The Women and Children’s Hospital, located on Khawlan Street in Sana’a, is a three-story building housing about 50 beds and several units, including an operations unit, intensive care and emergency.

The hospital appears to be clean and organized and the manager says he has recently introduced a host of reforms.

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Yemen takes a major first step in reaching marginalized communities

SANA”A, April 15 - UNICEF in collaboration with the Social Welfare Fund (SWF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MoSAL), today launched the mapping of muhamasheen communities (locally known as Akhdam) in Taiz Governorate. This survey, which is expected to reach some 10,000 households, is the first of its kind in Yemen, specifically targeting the most marginalized population.

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MERS claims first victim in Yemen

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Yemen Times

Published on 15 April 2014 in News
Sina Khalid (author)

SANA’A, April 14—A Yemeni citizen died in Sana’a on Monday, one day after he was diagnosed with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to Deputy Health Minsiter Nasser Ba’awn.

“Medical staff have recorded a case infected with the coronavirus in Sana’a. The victim is a Yemeni aeronautics engineer,” the state-run Al-Thawra Newspaper quoted Health Minister Ahmed Al-Ansi as saying on Sunday.

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Aid groups tackle rising drug use among young people

Drug abuse by young people is a growing problem in Yemen. With a US$100,000 grant from the Emergency Response Fund (ERF), a Danish Refugee Council (DRC) project is reducing the incidence of drug use among young people in the southern Yemeni governorate of Aden.

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Families displaced in Shabwa violence

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Yemen Times

SHABWA, April 14—Fifty families have been displaced from Al-Ain district of Shabwa over the past week in clashes between two local tribes.

Violent clashes broke out between the Al-Ahwal and Al-Aslm tribes last Tuesday, leaving six people dead including two women. Four others were injured.

Zabin Atia, a journalist in Shabwa, said that there are humanitarian concerns as the displaced families have no access to food supplies.

The fighting was sparked by the killing of an Al-Aslm tribal sheikh by members of the rival tribe in Huraib market, according to Atia.

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OFID attends high-level meetings in Washington, DC

Loan agreements signed with four partner countries

Vienna, Austria, April 14, 2014. A delegation from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), headed by Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish, has concluded a high-level mission to Washington, DC, to attend the 2014 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as a number of other important meetings. Highlights of the mission include the following:

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 28 February 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (March 2014)

In Amran, tensions continue despite relative calm that has allowed humanitarian assistance to be scaled up. On 22 March, clashes forced 400-500 families to flee their homes.

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Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 25 | 06 March – 04 April

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Serious rights violations have been reported in Al Dhale'e during recent conflict.

  • A temporary truce is holding in Amran as tensions persist.

  • Land and water security account for many conflicts in Yemen.

  • The number of new migrant arrivals in Yemen rose slightly in February.

  • Food security has reportedly deteriorated markedly in Abyan, Lahj, Hajjah and Al Dhale'e governorates.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report - Reporting period: March 2014

Highlights:

  • 9,500 people are benefitting from the newly renovated water network in Haidan—Sa’ada, an area heavily affected by the conflict.

  • An inter-agency mission managed to access Al-Dhale on March 26 after several months of advocacy with na-tional authorities.

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Humanitarian Coordinator concerned over situation in Amran Governorate

Sana’a, 10 April 2014 – The Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen has called on parties to the situation in Amran Governorate to avoid further escalation of the conflict and allow humanitarian partners full and unfettered access to people affected, to ensure the delivery of assistance and effective protection of civilians.

The call comes amid reports of high tension in the northern Yemeni governorate, where tens of thousands of people displaced by conflict in recent months remain in need of humanitarian assistance.

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OCHA Yemen Flash Update 4: Clashes in Amran Governorate

Today is the final day of the temporary 15-day truce between the Al Houthis and the Government in Amran Governorate. There are reports of a troop build-up at entry and exit points (mainly at checkpoints) in the outskirts to Amran City, particularly the exit to towards Sana'a. The general situation in the city remains calm and humanitarian operations are continuing. But it is still unclear what will happen when the temporary truce expires. On 9 April, a clash was reported at a checkpoint near Qaren village, 8 km from Amran City, on the main road to Hajjah Governorate.

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Attack on security checkpoint leaves four dead in Mukalla

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Yemen Times

Nasser Al-Sakkaf (author)

HARAMOUT, April 8—Three soldiers and one civilian were killed on Monday at a security checkpoint at the western entrance to Mukalla city in Hadramout governorate.

Colonel Sheikh Al-Hami, the security manager of Mukalla, said unidentified gunmen attacked the security checkpoint using light weaponry. They then went on to attack the Broom security department in the Broom district of Mukalla, where they opened fire and wounded two soldiers.

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Responding to growing needs amidst deteriorating security

Operational Update

As the security situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, access to communities fleeing from armed conflict and in need of humanitarian assistance has become increasingly difficult. In this complex environment, the ICRC strives to strike a balance between security and responding to the needs of those affected.

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Yemen, Abyan Governorate: Ahwar District (as of 28 May 2013)

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The Enemy Within: Tackling Schistosomiasis in Yemen

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World Bank

SUBMITTED BY ALAA HAMED ON MON, 04/07/2014

In the unsettling horror movie Alien, an alien invades and hides within the human body, eventually causing great devastation. This is like the real story of the parasitic worm that, within minutes, invades the human body, using its forked tails to burrow into skin. Once inside the human body, it travels through the bloodstream and lives off its nutrients.