Hostilities in Yemen’s Ma'rib governorate have led to the displacement of at least 9,000 people in recent weeks, bringing the total number in that part of the country to more than 117,000.
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit the country on February 17 resulting in more than 400 houses seriously damaged. The urgent needs of the quake-affected people are tents, blankets, and ground sheets.
More than 200 community members will receive skill development and livelihoods support; it will encourage the trained beneficiaries to conduct their own training sessions for other community members.
The people displaced in and around Ag Geneina are using public buildings, including 32 schools, which has disrupted learning for 58,000 children. An urgent solution is needed to decongest the sites.
The fire broke out during a family gathering among displaced Syrian camp residents. At least 20 people remain in hospital, with six reported to be in critical condition.
An Oxygen Emergency Taskforce has been launched to secure oxygen supplies and technical support. It requires US$90 million in immediate funding to meet urgent needs in up to 20 countries.
At least 26 schools across the country are still occupied by armed groups and 999 are non-operational as a result of fighting. Half the country’s children are out of school because of conflict.
“We are past the stage of early warning - this emergency demands urgent action. An increased humanitarian response will be needed ... to prevent another wave of displacement and death," said NRC.
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