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14 Aug 2018 description

Kharaz camp was opened in 2001 and remains the only refugee camp in Yemen. The vast majority of the population are Somali refugees.
The camp is located in Lahj Governorate, where average temperatures in summer exceed 40° Celsius. UNHCR maintains a Field Office in Kharaz.
Since August 2017, UNHCR has been supporting Yemeni authorities to conduct a verification exercise of refugees living in Kharaz camp.

08 Jul 2018 description

Background

In early 2017, UNHCR launched the Dangerous Crossings campaign to spread awareness among the tens of thousands of refugees and migrants who risk their lives crossing the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea from the Horn of Africa to war-stricken Yemen.

With the help of prominent musicians from Ethiopia, Somalia, and Egypt, UNHCR produced the Dangerous Crossings song to help raise awareness and break the business model of people trafficking and smuggling.

08 Jul 2018 description

Despite increasing hostilities and access challenges, UNHCR provided life-saving assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons during the first half of 2018.

An estimated 112,000 individuals have been newly displaced since December 2017, with an increase in protection and shelter needs of IDP families fleeing frontline hostilities.

UNHCR-assisted return for Somali refugees in Yemen to Somalia continued in 2018 bringing the total number of Somalis voluntarily returning to over 2,000 persons.

FACTS AND FIGURES

14 Jun 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 22.2M People in need 2M IDPs

  • 89% of IDPs displaced for more than a year

  • 956K IDP returnees

  • CRIs 1M recipients of CRIs since March 2015

  • 279K refugees and asylum seekers

  • $198.7M requested in 2018

  • $108.6M received as of June 2018

  • 55% funded

OPERATIONAL UPDATE

30 May 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

22.2M People in need

2M IDPs 89% of IDPs displaced for more than a year

956K IDP returnees

CRI 1M recipients of CRIs since March 2015

279K refugees and asylum seekers

$198.7M requested in 2018

$107.6M received as of 30 May 2018

OPERATIONAL UPDATE

25 Apr 2018 description

Despite increasing hostilities and access challenges, UNHCR provided life-saving assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons during the first quarter of 2018.

An estimated 100,000 individuals have been newly displaced in the past four months, with an increase in protection and shelter needs of IDP families fleeing frontline hostilities.

UNHCR-assisted return for Somali refugees in Yemen to Somalia continued in 2018 bringing the total number of Somalis voluntarily returning to 1,630.

FACTS AND FIGURES

17 Apr 2018 description

On arrival in war-torn country, refugees and migrants are routinely subjected to detention and abuse as UNHCR calls for unhindered access to detainees.

By Shabia Mantoo | 17 April 2018

ADEN, Yemen – In excruciating pain from weeks of beatings and now suffering from gangrene and facing a leg amputation, 30-year-old Ethiopian refugee Jon* never imagined his quest for safety would result in such a horrific ordeal.

21 Feb 2018 description

163.1 M required for 2018

6.8 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

156.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

07 Feb 2018 description

163.1 M required for 2018

6.8 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

156.3 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

07 Feb 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 22.2 million people in need

  • 2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

  • 89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

  • 956,076 IDP returnees

  • 1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

  • 280,539 refugees and asylum seekers

Funding

USD 198.7 M requested in 2018

Operational Update

26 Jan 2018 description

Geneva - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are outraged and saddened at the drownings of at least 30 refugees and migrants off the coast of Aden, Yemen earlier this week.

21 Jan 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 22.2 million people in need

  • 2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

  • 89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

  • 956,076 IDP returnees

  • 1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

  • 280,539 refugees and asylum seekers

Funding

  • USD 198.7 M requested in 2018

Operational Update

08 Jan 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

22.2 million people in need

2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

956,076 IDP returnees

1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

280,539 refugees and asylum seekers

Funding

USD 114.6 M requested in 2017

Operational Update