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21 Jan 2016 description
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  • On 10 December, the Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM), led by UNHCR and IOM, validated in its 6th report that there are 2,509,062 internally displaced persons in Yemen.

  • UNHCR participated in a mission to Ibb from 14 to 31 December, which focused on developing the capacity of partners in Ibb, including trainings on needs assessment, vulnerability criteria, distribution methodologies and post distribution monitoring.

31 Dec 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

2,946,098 People affected by the conflict (in Yemen and adjacent countries), including refugees and internally displaced persons prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

2,509,062 Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

169,863 Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.

29 Dec 2015 description
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Humanitarian actors involved in the response to the outflow of civilians from Yemen due to the current conflict are committed to providing life-saving assistance and protection to those fleeing Yemen, pending durable solutions.

KEY FIGURES AS OF AS OF 1 DECEMBER 2015

168,129 Total out of Yemen

77,249 Arrivals in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan.

23,741 Total evacuated (as of 29 October, IOM)

Recent developments:

11 Dec 2015 description

Situation Overview

Airstrikes, shelling and armed clashes continue in the country particularly in Al Bayda, Dhamar, Ibb, Al Jawf Marib, Sana’a, Sadah, and Taizz.

On 8 December, Yemen's government said the country's warring sides are preparing to observe a week-long truce from 15 December while UN-mediated peace talks take place in Switzerland.

09 Dec 2015 description
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Nairobi, 9 December 2015 – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) launched an interagency appeal for USD 94,130,731 to provide protection and assistance, in 2016, to refugees, returnees and migrants fleeing the conflict in Yemen.

The appeal was launched at a donors meeting held in Nairobi today. Mr Mohamed Abdulkarim A. Assad, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Yemen in Kenya, was the guest of honour at the event that brought together ambassadors, donors and representatives from various organizations.

08 Dec 2015 description

A combination of new and renewed conflict, endemic poverty, and poor protection, among others, continued to drive complex population movements from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region this quarter. Governments in the region, and in transit countries along the various migratory routes, endorsed more restrictive measures in efforts to curb irregular migration through their territories. Migrants and asylum seekers alike continued to face significant protection risks, ranging from abuse to abduction and death at sea.

04 Dec 2015 description
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  • Since April, 53,269 IDPs and conflicict- affected persons in Abyan, Aden, Al Dhale’e, Hajjah, Al Hudaydah, Sana’a, Shabwah and Socotra Island have been provided with health assistance including emergency and primary health care.

  • IOM continues to provide life-saving assistance in response to Cyclones Chapala and Megh. Distribu on of shelter and non-food items kits, and provision of health assistance and water trucking services to IDPs and affected communities in Socotra Island, Abyan and Shabwah continues.

01 Dec 2015 description
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265,833 Registered refugees as of 31 October

9,146 Registered asylum seekers as of 31 October

2,305,048 Internally Displaced People as of 14 October

71,780 New arrivals to Yemen in 2015 as of 31 October

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

27 Nov 2015 description

Highlights

  • As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign IOM’s Protection and Assistance Unit will be distributing brochures and conduct awareness-raising sessions, targeting 100 college students throughout the 16 day period.

  • To date, IOM in Djibouti has assisted over 4,500 migrants with emergency shelter, food, NFIs, medical assistance and Onward Transportation Assistance (OTA).