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
- ‘Wind of hope’ blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #8 – Reporting Period: August 2018
- WFP Ethiopia: Food and Nutrition Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in East and West Hararghe zones - September 2018
- Ethiopia - New episode of ethnic violence (DG ECHO, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 19 September 2018)
- Ethiopia Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 63 | 3 - 16 September 2018
• Displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate continue to be assisted through the rapid response mechanism.
• IOM organizes the voluntary return of 53 Ethiopian migrants from Yemen.
• UNHAS operated 177 flights and transported 4,837 passengers since January 2018.
UPDATES FROM THE HUBS
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.
• Humanitarian agencies are increasingly worried by the likely impact of a possible military assault on Al Hudaydah City which will impact hundreds of thousands of civilians.
• Prepositioning of aid supplies continues throughout the Governorate as aid organisations plan to stay and deliver • Forty-six migrants drown off the coast of Yemen
INCREASED CONCERNS AT A POSSIBLE MILITARY ASSAULT ON AL HUDAYDAH
• 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
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
Almost 6,000 families across six governorates have been displaced by the impact of the two cyclones.
The majority are located in the governorates of Socotra, Hadramaut and Shabwah.
Socotra Island is still facing electricity and water shortages, with many displaced families still sheltering in public buildings and tents. Local authorities are calling for additional assistance.
SITUATION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS
Fighting has intensified throughout Yemen, with more than 1,100 casualties reported since last week.
The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Yemen has grown to almost 1.3 million, an increase of 25 per cent since figures were last verified in May.
Of the 5,148 schools in Yemen, 70 per cent were closed before the end of the school year due to insecurity, affecting the education and well-being of 1.84 million children.
A Level 3 emergency response declaration has been issued for Yemen.
Violence continues to spread across Yemen with offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) being attacked, 54 health facilities directly damaged due to the conflict and 462 schools affected since the escalation of the conflict.
There are now 1,267,590 internally displaced people, a 24 per cent increase since mid-June.
Since 26 March, 4.4 million people have received humanitarian assistance.
The national health-care system has reached a breaking point. Dengue fever cases are rising, chronic diseases lack treatment, and vital medical supplies and personnel cannot reach targeted people.
Commercial imports of food, medicine and fuel are at a virtual standstill. Seaports and airports are operating at minimal capacity and road networks are non-functional.
• The revised Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) was launched in Geneva on Friday 19 June calling for US$1.6 billion and within that prioritizing $758 million to meet the most critical needs.
• The collapse of the food and health sectors continues while the number of deaths and injuries is increasing.
• Ten out of the 22 governorates are now rated at emergency level (Level 4) - one level short of “famine.”
21 million people need humanitarian assistance. A 33 per cent increase since December 2014 according to the updated Humanitarian Needs Overview.
Casualties are increasing rapidly. Over 2,500 people have been killed and 11,000 injured in the conflict.
Increased humanitarian needs are being driven by conflict, impediments to humanitarian access, and severe restrictions on commercial imports.
Daily Key messages
Attacks on hospitals must stop. All parties to the conflict are legally obligated under International Humanitarian Law to respect and protect civilians and to spare them from the effects of the fighting.