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20 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Nearly 700,000 suspected cholera cases and over 2,000 associated deaths have been reported since 27 April.

• 1.7 million people in acute need live in districts with highest access constraints.

• 78 per cent of households are economically worse off than they were two years ago.

• 8,530 people have been killed since March 2015, and 48,848 injured. More than 1,500 schools are damaged or destroyed.

Cholera cases still rising

Nearly 700,000 suspected cases reported in less than six months

20 Sep 2017 description

DISPLACEMENT OF 2 MILLION IDPs AMID CONTINUED RETURN MOVEMENTS

The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM), co-led by IOM and UNHCR is a Technical Working Group of the Yemen Protection Cluster. The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data and location of displaced persons across Yemen.

20 Sep 2017 description

SANA’A – In an ongoing struggle to avert famine in Yemen, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to provide food assistance to a record seven million people across the country during the month of August 2017.

The past two and a half years of fighting have devastated Yemen’s infrastructure and undermined livelihoods, forcing more than two-thirds of the population – 17 million people – into hunger with seven million people on the brink of starvation and depending entirely on assistance to meet their most basic food needs.

20 Sep 2017 description

1. SUMMARY

During this quarter, the TDRP made progress in supporting implementation for the next phase of the African Union DDR Program (DDRCP), maintains its technical and financial assistance provided at the country level in CAR, Mali, DRC, Yemen and continues to monitor events in South Sudan. This report contains brief updates of work undertaken at country level over this second quarter and covers progress made and the key partnership agreements reached with the African Union (AU).

20 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-sixth session
11-29 September 2017
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Note by the Secretariat

20 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 10 September 2017 is 692,030 suspected cholera cases and 2,091 associated deaths (CFR 0.30%). 30,606 suspected cases and 17 associated deaths were reported in W37.

  • The national attack rate is 243.18 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (609.14), Al Mahwit (558.88), Al Dhale’e (538.35), Abyan (436.40) and Hajjah (330.48).

20 Sep 2017 description

Low access constraints: No or very few access constraints. Armed groups, checkpoints, air strikes or other impediments may be present, but these rarely result in travel restrictions. Humanitarian organisations can operate, and with adequate resources could reach all or nearly all targeted people in need.

Medium access constraints: Armed groups, checkpoints, air strikes, and other impediments are present and often result in restrictions on humanitarian movements and operations. Operations continue in these areas with regular restrictions.

19 Sep 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 19 September 2017
Subject: Yemen

Yemen

We are very disturbed that civilians, including children, continue to be killed in attacks carried out by both the Popular Committees affiliated with the Houthis and army units loyal to the former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, as well as by the Saudi-led coalition.

19 Sep 2017 description

Key Indicators
- 190,212 internally displaced persons received NFI kits since January 2017
- 49,668 internally displaced persons received shelter materials, including the emergency shelter kit this year
- 17,600 Individuals from refugee and Yemeni host communities accessed essential health care services this year

Operational Context

19 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

19 September 2017

19 Sep 2017 description

18 septembre 2017 – L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a annoncé lundi qu'elle allait lancer une nouvelle stratégie début octobre avec pour objectif de réduire de 90% le nombre de morts dus au choléra d'ici à 2030 dans le monde.

Selon les dernières estimations de l'OMS, il y a près de 95.000 décès liés au choléra dans le monde, pour environ 2,9 millions de cas suspects. La plupart de ces cas sont enregistrés en Inde et au Bangladesh.