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05 Oct 2018 description
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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.

05 Oct 2018 description

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 572,000 IDPs, of whom over 84,000 were reached during the 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.

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.

20 Jul 2018 description

KEY ISSUES:

• 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.

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Sana’a

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

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

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

19 Dec 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

20.7 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

09 Oct 2017 description

Against a backdrop of hostilities and access challenges, UNHCR continued to assist and support refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons during September.

Missions took place across Yemen, responding to an increase in protection and shelter needs of IDP families, 84% of whom have been displaced for over one year.

The first UNHCR-assisted return movement for Somali refugees in Yemen to Somalia took place in September.

FACTS AND FIGURES

20.7 million people in need

18 Sep 2017 description

UNHCR remains deeply concerned by the significant impact the escalating hostilities are having on the protection of civilians and on the increase of newly displaced persons.

The war in Yemen, now in its third year, is exacting an unacceptably high toll on civilians, including on refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons.

Despite the challenging operational environment, UNHCR continues to reach populations with much needed lifesaving assistance countrywide.

FACTS AND FIGURES

20.7 million people in need

13 Jun 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 18.8 million people in need
  • 1,988,946 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
  • 81 Percentage of IDPs displaced for more than a year
  • 900,258 IDP returnees
  • 858,549 recipients of NFIs since March 2015
  • 280,096 registered refugees and asylum seekers
  • 21,698 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

Funding

USD 114.6 million requested for IDPs and refugees in Yemen for 2017

Operational Update

19 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

2,007,216 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) *

1,027,674 IDP returnees

724,846 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

18.8 million people in need

263,432 people reached by the Protection cluster led by UNHCR in 2016

279,211 registered refugees and asylum seekers

1,839 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

20 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

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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01 Sep 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

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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27 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Yemen:
 On 13 June, the Humanitarian Country Team adopted its strategy on the centrality of protection, underlining that protection of affected populations is the responsibility of all humanitarian actors.

Djibouti:
 According to Yemeni refugees in Markazi camp, refugees return to Yemen only to attend urgent family matters. In general, refugees are fully aware that conditions in Yemen are not suitable for sustainable return.

14 Jul 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • SG condemns attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure in Taizz.

  • 14.1M people are food insecure.

  • 2.8M displaced people require assistance.

  • $25M allocated to NGOs from the Yemen Pooled Fund

04 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

2,499,429 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.

2,053,093 Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

178,001 Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.

14 Jun 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

24 May 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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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