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22 Apr 2018 description

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General condemns the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Saturday in Yemen's Taizz Governorate. The aid worker died following an attack by unknown armed assaillants on an ICRC vehicle on the outskirts of Taizz.

22 Apr 2018 description

Executive summary

Key Trend

There was little change in the overall conflict during February and March.Fighting characterised by airstrikes and shelling continued on the major frontlines in Hajja,Al-Jawf,Nihm,Marib,Taiz,Al-Bayda and Lahj, including regular reports of civilian casualties, both on and away from frontline areas. Meanwhile, missiles continued to be launched across the border into Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh,which prompted retaliatory airstrikes on locations in Yemen,including civilian areas.

21 Apr 2018 description

Aden, Apr.21 (BNA): King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aid Center (KSRelief) distributed 2,000 bags of wheat to displaced people from the western coast of Hodeida Governorate to Aden.

“The drive is part of the humanitarian operations plan”, said Yemeni Minister of Local Administration, who is also the Chairman of the Higher Relief Committee Abdulraqeeb Fat'h.

He stressed the crucial role of the King Salman Relief Center for for relief works, not only for Yemen but also in all countries.

21 Apr 2018 description

02 : 10 PM - 21/04/2018

Riyadh, Apr. 21 (BNA): An agreement has been signed to build the Bahrain Cardiac Centre in Yemen, within the strategy and initiatives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to extend support to stricken brotherly countries to alleviate their sufferings, it was announced here.

21 Apr 2018 description

International Non-Government Organisations working in Yemen condemn in the strongest terms the abhorrent attack on an ICRC vehicle that resulted in the killing of an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross earlier today, 21 April 2018. We are deeply shocked by the death of Hanna Lahoud, a member of the humanitarian community who gave his life delivering assistance to people in dire need of aid. Our deepest condolences go to Hanna’s family, friends and colleagues at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

21 Apr 2018 description
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Sana’a, 21 April 2018 – The United Nations is deeply shocked by the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which occurred today in Taizz Governorate.

“We condemn this terrible and unjustified shooting,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen.

21 Apr 2018 description

Geneva / Sana'a (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross is deeply saddened by the fatal shooting today of one of its staff members in Yemen.

Hanna Lahoud, a Lebanese national, was in charge of the ICRC's detention programme in Yemen. He was on his way to visit a prison this morning when the ICRC vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by unknown armed men on the outskirts of Taiz. Mr Lahoud was rushed to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The colleagues he was traveling with were unharmed in the incident.

21 Apr 2018 description

Purpose

The aim of the mapping of social safety nets (SSN) was to explore the potential for alignment between humanitarian cash assistance and SSN in forced displacement situations. It considered various aspects of SSN, including programme design, targeting and the legal and regulatory framework. The mapping categorised 18 countries based on the opportunities and challenges with including refugees in the national social safety nets.

Rationale

21 Apr 2018 description

Friday, 20 April 2018 20:16 GMT

DUBAI, April 20 (Reuters) - Twenty people were killed in an air strike by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

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19 Apr 2018 description
report Pew Research Center

BY PHILLIP CONNOR AND JENS MANUEL KROGSTAD

More people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in at least a quarter-century, due in part to a spike in applications from Haitians entering the country from the United States, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Canadian government data.

18 Apr 2018 description

Baghdad, 18 April 2018 – Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa gather today in Baghdad to discuss the region’s escalating humanitarian crises.

More than 140 attendees, including representatives from 16 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, will attend the conference to explore a range of issues, including the shrinking of neutral and impartial humanitarian space, and the rising vulnerabilities of millions of migrants.

18 Apr 2018 description

18 April 2018 – Wanisa is sitting beside her 7-month-old child, Soraya, anxious that she will meet the same fate as her older sister who died of severe malnutrition just a few days ago.

Wanisa brought her weak child to the WHO-supported stabilization centre in Kamaran Hospital in Al-Marawia district, Al-Hudaydah governorate, seeking proper treatment. The newly established centre provides treatment to children in need, as many families used to travel a great distance to Hudaydah City to have their children treated.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context

  • On 31 March, Fire was erupted in one of WFP’s warehouses in Hudaydah port and destroyed over 3,420 MT of relief food items. WFP announced that investigations are underway to establish the cause of fire.

  • On 28 March, the UN Security Council issued a presidential statement on the situation in Yemen calling on all belligerents to respect their commitments to the IHL and to grant better and unhindered humanitarian access and set back to the negotiation table to reach a peace settlement.

18 Apr 2018 description

National statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Yemen, 17 April 2018, New York.

Thank you Mr President,

18 Apr 2018 description

SHABWA, Yemen, 18th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, distributed on Tuesday urgent food and relief aid to families fleeing conflict zones in the Yemeni Governorate of Hodeidah.

The war launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militates has brought destruction to many houses and public service facilities in the governorate, forcing many families to seek refuge in the district of Rudum in the Shabwa Governorate.

The ERC's relief efforts came in response to calls for help by the displaced, and are part of UAE efforts to relieve the suffering of Yemenis.

18 Apr 2018 description

ADEN, 18th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, and the Higher Relief Committee of Yemen, have agreed to enhance joint cooperation for relief, social and humanitarian efforts in Yemen.

The announcement was made during a meeting between Dr. Abdul Al-Raqeeb Fath, Yemeni Minister of Local Administration and Chairman of the Higher Relief Committee, and Saeed Al-Ali, Head of the ERC in Aden.

Dr. Fath hailed the substantial humanitarian, relief and social efforts made by the UAE and the ERC in his country.

18 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has signed a Service Lease Agreement (SLA) to extend its support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) cholera project.

• The ETC Coordinator went on mission to the World Food Programme (WFP) office in Dubai where he presented an overview of the ETC operation in Yemen.

• The ETC has opened a new ETC hub in Al Hudaydah.

Situation Overview