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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.

06 Sep 2018 description

The following trends analysis is put together on the basis of available secondary data at the time of publication. It is representative of the available information and therefore indicative of mixed migratory trends in East Africa & Yemen.

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.

07 Aug 2018 description

Yemen – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, continues to help migrants, including refugees, stranded in Yemen return home, with its latest voluntary humanitarian return support taking place this week (04-05/08). One movement left from Hudaydah with 132 Ethiopian migrants and the second from Aden with 116 Somali refugees.

07 Aug 2018 description

IOM: USD 45 Million Needed for 2018-2020 Migrant Response in Horn of Africa, Yemen

Nairobi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its partners launched, on 6 August, a Regional Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for the Horn of Africa and Yemen through which they are appealing to the international community for USD 45 million. The plan details support to migrants on the move in the Horn of Africa and Yemen from 2018 to 2020.

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.

UPDATES FROM THE HUBS

Sana’a

13 Jul 2018 description

Sana’a – After a careful assessment of the current situation in Hudaydah by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and through high-level coordination with stakeholders, a voluntary humanitarian return of 53 Ethiopian migrants was organized from Yemen.

On Thursday (12/07), utilizing IOM expertise in such complicated situations, a safe corridor was charted to move the migrants from Hudaydah Seaport; a ship with proper clearances transported the 53 migrants (48 men, 5 boys) out of war-torn Yemen to Djibouti, where IOM staff will receive them and coordinate their onward journeys.

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

19 Jun 2018 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for May 2018 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

17 Jun 2018 description
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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.

14 Jun 2018 description

Sana’a – The military offensive on Yemen’s busy port city of Hodeidah, which began yesterday (13/08), is putting the lives of 600,000 people at risk. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, warns of the drastic impacts that the military operation is having on migrants and humanitarian access to all affected communities. With its UN and other partners, IOM urges restraint and calls for respect of International Humanitarian Law, especially the protection of civilians, including migrants.

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

13 Jun 2018 description

KEY ISSUES:

• 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

06 Jun 2018 description

Tragedy struck migrants trying to cross from the Horn of Africa to find employment in Yemen and the Gulf, when their vessel capsized in high waves as it approached its destination in the early hours of 6 June.

UN Migration Agency staff were on the scene providing assistance to the traumatized survivors. IOM staff reported that 46 migrants had drowned, 37 men and 9 women. A further 16 remain missing, presumed dead.

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

30 May 2018 description

Hudaydah – Yesterday (29/05), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, helped some 101 Ethiopian migrants leave Yemen through Hudaydah Port as clashes grew closer to the area. The migrants are currently travelling via the Gulf of Aden to Djibouti, which they will transit through on their way home to Ethiopia. IOM is providing transport assistance at all stages of the journey in cooperation with its Government partners.

29 May 2018 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• 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.