Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- UNHCR Ethiopia Fact Sheet December 2018
- Operational Plan for Rapid Response: Internal Displacement around Kamashi and Assosa (Benishangul Gumuz) and East and West Wollega (Oromia), 26 December 2018
- UNHCR Ethiopia - Operational Update (December 2018)
- Ethiopia: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Tigray Region, Round 14: November – December 2018 - Summary of Key Findings
- Ethiopia: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Somali Region, Round 14: November/December 2018 - Summary of Key Findings
Despite increasing hostilities and access challenges, UNHCR continued to provide life-saving assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons during the first half of 2018.
Protection and shelter needs of IDP families have increased. In 2018, UNHCR has so far assisted over 608,000 IDPs, of whom some 100,000 were reached during the Al Hudaydah response.
UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return for Somali refugees in Yemen to Somalia continued in 2018, bringing the total number of Somalis voluntarily returning to 2,270 persons.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by the OCHA Yemen office. The next report will be issued when additional information on the emergency becomes available.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
• Armed clashes reached Al Hudaydah airport on the southern outskirts of the city.
• IDPs arriving to Al Hudaydah City from the frontlines.
• The Yemen Red Crescent evacuated injured civilians from Al Mandhar to hospitals in Al Hudaydah City.
• The humanitarian community is responding to needs following an escalation in fighting on the west coast.
• Humanitarian responses to the impact of Cyclone ‘Mekunu’ have been scaled up on Socotra Island.
• Deconfliction notifications submitted by OCHA on behalf of UN agencies to the Evacuation and Humanitarian Operations Committee (EHOC) have reached 10,000 since 2015.
• The first containerized cargo vessel to be granted access to Al Hudaydah port since November 2017 arrived on 26 May.
• Despite ongoing conflict, humanitarian access to parts of Al-Wazi’iyah and Mawza districts in Taizz Governorate has improved, including from Aden and Al-Turbah City.
• Hundreds of families have fled military operations in Altuhayat District, Al Hudaydah Governorate, with an estimated 705 arriving in Zabid and Al-Garrahi districts.
• Heavy rains affected several governorates in the southern coastal areas as Cyclone Sagar passed the Gulf of Aden, but minimal damage was reported.
Two years of conflict puts future of coming generations at great risk
First UN cross-line medical aid delivery to Taizz city in months
117,107 people migrate to Yemen from the Horn of Africa in 2016
Cholera response gives promising results
Yemenis bear the brunt of almost two years of conflict
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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100,345 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016
24,350 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016
261,736 IDPs provided with NFIs since January 2016
91,833 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016
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In the absence of a political solution, the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. In search of safety and livelihoods, over 2.8 million people continue to be on the move in Yemen. With their safety nets depleted, as savings dwindle and remittances from abroad dry up, more people are moving to makeshift and spontaneous settlements and are turning to negative coping strategies for survival. This includes increased child labour and early marriage. The added stresses on host communities are also increasing as the economy collapses.
Protection of civilians remains a concern
Erosion of the health system and deteriorating food insecurity
3.6 m people reached by direct assistance by end of April
Refugees continue to arrive in Yemen
Total population 26 m
# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m
# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.6 m
# of people targeted by food assistance 8.9 m
# of people displaced 2.8 m
# of deaths (WHO) 6,494
- 39,962 Persons arrived at Yemeni coasts since January 2016
- 4,165 Refugee families provided with cash assistance since January 2016
- 1,283 Refugee children provided with child protection services since January 2016
- 154,811 Persons provided with NFIs since January 2016
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