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21 Dec 2016 description

December 15, 2016. Written by: Bram Frouws/RMMS

A record number of arrivals in Yemen

With one more month until the end of the year and despite the ongoing war in Yemen, a record number of migrants and asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa have arrived in Yemen in 2016. Never, since monthly monitoring of migrant arrivals started in 2006, have so many migrants arrived in Yemen in one year.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

363,611 IDPs provided with NFIs since January 2016

151,649 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016

116,515 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016

26,907 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016

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03 Dec 2016 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016.

Funding level

RRP requirements: $94,130,731

Funding received: $34,817,230

% funded: 37%

03 Dec 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
75.0 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
97.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

02 Dec 2016 description
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General Situation during November 2016
Forecast until mid-January 2017

01 Dec 2016 description

Conflict and drought to drive severe acute food insecurity through at least May 2017

Key Messages

29 Nov 2016 description

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

Despite conflict and rapidly deteriorating humanitarian conditions, more than 100,000 people have so far this year risked their lives on the high seas to reach Yemen from the Horn of Africa by boat. This underscores the need for urgent support in countries of origin and transit to discourage people from attempting this deadly crossing.

22 Nov 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for October 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

14 Nov 2016 description

Regional Refugee and Migrant Response: Arrivals from Yemen into the Horn of Africa

YEMEN SITUATION

31 October 2016

Since conflict erupted in Yemen in March 2015, Yemenis, Somalis, national returnees and people of other nationalities have fled Yemen into the Horn of Africa, namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.

90,112 arrivals from Yemen to the Horn of Africa

An additional 90,880 people have fled Yemen into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman

11 Nov 2016 description

Yemen - IOM evacuation operations are resuming in Yemen, after a pause imposed by airstrikes and ground fights in the country.

Reception capacity for the large influx of migrants from Ethiopia and other Horn of Africa countries returning migrants are over-stretched in Djibouti.

The resulting insanitary conditions are a cause for concern for the health and safety of the returning migrants.

09 Nov 2016 description

172.2 required for 2016
75.0 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
97.2 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

03 Nov 2016 description
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General Situation during October 2016
Forecast until mid-December 2016

02 Nov 2016 description
  • 172.2 required for 2016

  • 70.6 M contributions received, representing 41% of requirements

  • 101.6 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are displayed in USD

02 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • IOM is providing psychosocial support activities to children and their parents in the Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) in Sana’a and Aden.

  • IOM continued providing healthcare assistance to Third Country National (TCN) migrants in Sana’a, Al-Hodaidah, Aden, Lahj, and Shabwah governorates. Health assistance to TCNs included; primary health care, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), and health promotion services.

31 Oct 2016 description

Yemen - Conflict (WHO, Health cluster, IOM, Media)

  • The cholera outbreak is spreading rapidly. On 27 October, WHO reported 51 confirmed cases of cholera from nine governorates with more than 1 180 suspected cases. The humanitarian response continues to provide people with medical treatment and water supply in the affected areas.

28 Oct 2016 description

Yemen - IOM has launched a regional appeal for USD149.96 million as the situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate since fighting escalated in late March 2015.

The recent escalation has exacerbated an already precarious humanitarian crisis characterized by widespread poverty, indiscriminate violence, human rights violations and open conflict. As recently as July 2016, 82 percent (21.2 million individuals) of the population in Yemen, including 2.2 million internally displaced people (IDPs), were in need of humanitarian assistance.

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.