On 5 February, the UNSG Ban Ki-moon raised strong concerns over continued Coalition airstrikes on schools, hospitals, mosques and civilian infrastructure in Yemen. He also urged States that are parties to the Arms Trade Treaty to control arms flows to actors that may use them in breach of international humanitarian law.
Human Rights Violations Suffered During Migration in Yemen
Victims of Extortion: 152
Victims of Abduction: 127
Victims of Torture: 123
Other Factors Contributing to a Migrant's Vulnerability Level
Unaccompanied Minors: 141
Verbally Abused: 294
Psychologically Abused: 359
Robbed (of material items): 232
SANA'A, Yemen, Feb 5 (UNHCR) – Fleeing airstrikes near his home in Haradh, near the border with Saudi Arabia, Yemeni father of 10 Ahmed* sought shelter in the capital Sana'a – where he found help was only a phone call away.
"We lost everything and wherever I go I am humiliated," he told an operator he called at Tawasul, an innovative new call centre set up to link Yemenis in need with those in those in the humanitarian community who are there to assist.
- Fighting in Sana’a governorate continues with pro-Hadi forces claiming to have taken control of the strategic Nihm area amid intensified Saudi airstrikes. With forces advancing towards the capital, president Hadi has reportedly vowed that military operations will continue until Sana’a is liberated.
- On 3 February, an airstrike targeted a cement factory in Amran, reportedly killing 15 civilian workers in neighboring businesses.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Tuesday 2/2/2016 - 15:28 GMT
Yemeni rebels and their allies have killed or wounded 375 civilians in Saudi border regions since a Saudi-led military operation began against the rebels last March, the coalition said Wednesday.
Its spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri told AFP that "375 (civilians) were killed and injured," including 63 children, adding that a detailed breakdown will be issued soon.
A total of USD 172.2 million* in financial requirements for the Yemen Situation, including USD 115.5 million in additional requirements, for the period January - December 2016:
- USD 12.8 million for Djibouti
- USD 10.4 million for Ethiopia
- USD 18.3 million for Somalia
- USD 1.4 million for Sudan
- USD 126 million for Yemen
USD 3.2 million for Regional and global activities
This total includes support costs (7%).
ABU DHABI, 1st February, 2016 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has intensified its response to the critical humanitarian conditions in Yemen through provision of more food aid to the victims of the unfolding developments in Yemen.
In a press statement, the ERC said that the assistance is part of the authority's continued efforts to provide basic humanitarian needs and enhance food security in the most affected areas by the current crises.
In this issue
Response reaches Yemenis in need P.1
Fiscal and economic crisis P.3
Access monitoring and reporting P.4
Reaching people in Taizz P.5
Over 8.8 million people reached with humanitarian assistance in in 2015.
106 Humanitarian partners delivering assistance in Yemen.
The Humanitarian Coordinator led a humanitarian mission to Taizz on 21 January.
Humanitarian response reaches millions
The humanitarian situation remains volatile with continued multiple internal displacement in addition to a prolonged emergency which has deepened existing vulnerabilities, and depleted the coping mechanisms of both IDP and host community households whereas 2.8 million people are in critical need for Shelter, CCCM and NFIs interventions.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Sunday 1/31/2016 - 17:40 GMT
The Saudi-led Arab coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen announced Sunday the creation of an independent commission of inquiry to examine charges of possible abuses against civilians in the conflict.
The coalition command, in a brief statement published by the official Saudi SPA news agency, said it had formed "an independent team of experts in international humanitarian law and weapons to assess the incidents and investigate the rules of engagement".
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works has provided aid to more than 3,000 families in Al-Jawf Governorate in Yemen. The Center distributed over 6,000 food baskets and blankets and 500 tents.
For 17,850 Beneficiaries under Warm Winter
January 31st, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) Office in Yemen has completed the winterization project in the coldest parts of the country, with a total budget of $160,000 (QR 582,000), under the Warm Winter Program for the year 2015-2016.
As temperature went below zero in many mountainous parts of Yemen, QRCS personnel worked over three months to distribute 5,100 blankets and 2,550 bags of children's clothes to as many as 2,550 families (17,850 people).