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16 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen’s cholera caseload continues to increase rapidly, with more than 140,000 suspected cases and 989 related deaths in 20 governorates since late April

  • Approximately one-half of all cholera cases are among children 15 years of age and younger

  • The UN again emphasizes the need for Al Hudaydah Port to remain open due to concern for future imports

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Renewed outbreak of cholera spreads in 19 governorates, with more than 41,900 suspected cases recorded since late April

  • USG contributes an additional $77.1 million to support emergency relief operations in Yemen

  • Humanitarian agencies, including USG partners, provide life-saving assistance to approximately 4.8 million people from January to early May

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25

  • USG agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response

  • UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • March 2017 marks two years since the KSA-led Coalition began airstrikes on Al Houthi and allied forces in Yemen

  • An estimated 17 million people in Yemen are experiencing acute levels of food insecurity—an increase of 20 percent since June 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN declares Yemen the largest food security emergency in the world

  • Persistent fighting along the western coast displaces more than 48,000 people in Ta’izz Governorate

  • Insecurity at ports and overland transportation routes blocks medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict results in more than 10,000 civilian deaths and 40,000 injuries since March 2015

  • WHO reports more than 17,300 suspected cholera cases and 99 cholera-associated deaths; relief agencies continue response efforts

  • Food and fuel prices remain stable but elevated in December 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNVIM officially launches, begins inspecting and clearing commercial shipments to Yemeni ports

  • WFP distributes food to Al Jawf and Ad Dali’ governorates, previously unreachable due to insecurity

  • UN highlights deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Yemen, appeals for additional resources

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen peace talks commence in Kuwait on April 21 following a threeday delay

  • Parties to the conflict largely maintain a cessation of hostilities, which began on April 10

  • Response agencies address humanitarian needs following midApril floods in seven governorates

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Parties to the conflict in Yemen tentatively agree to recommence peace negotiations on April 18, implement a cessation of hostilities on April 10

  • USG contributes an additional $138.9 million to support relief activities in Yemen

  • Humanitarian organizations reach 4.4 million people with assistance in January and February

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Jun 2013 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On May 16, U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed warned that Yemen’s long-standing humanitarian crisis threatens to undermine recent moves toward political stability. RC/HC Ahmed called for increased support for humanitarian organizations, which continue to scale up efforts to meet the needs of IDPs, host communities, returnees, and other displaced populations.

10 May 2013 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • More than 87 percent of IDPs in southern Yemen have returned to areas of origin since July 2012 as a result of improved security conditions, according to the U.N. However, less than 11 percent of IDPs in northern Yemen have returned home due to protracted insecurity. A lack of basic services is an issue in both northern and southern areas.

08 Feb 2013 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On January 22, the U.N. formally launched the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) for 2013. The YHRP appeals for approximately $716 million to finance 190 projects through 89 implementing organizations—a funding increase of 22 percent from the 2012 appeal, which requested $585 million. Approximately 50 percent of the 2013 YHRP requests comprise activities that address food insecurity, the U.N. reports.