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11 Dec 2018 description


• The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, reiterates call for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen.

• The Yemen Humanitarian Fund allocates USD4 million to support 105,000 people displaced by conflict in Al Hudaydah with winterization assistance.

• Polio campaign targets 5.5 million children under age 5 across Yemen.


09 Dec 2018 description


22.2 M people in need

2M internally displaced persons (IDP

89% of IDPs displaced for more than one year

1M IDP returnees

1.2M IDPs given in-kind or cash assistance in 2018

322K IDPs assisted as part of the Al Hudaydah response since June 2018


USD 198.7 M required for 2018

USD 137.3 M received as of 4 December 2018

07 Dec 2018 description

Yemen: Acute Food Insecurity Situation December 2018 - January 2019

Yemen's Food Insecurity Situation Remains Dire Despite Substantial Humanitarian Assistance


04 Dec 2018 description

Situation Overview

During the reporting period, humanitarian partners continued to pre-position life-saving supplies in Al Hudaydah City where a reduction in hostilities since 12 November provided a much-needed respite to the population.

02 Dec 2018 description

Key figures:

22.2M people in need

2M internally displaced persons (IDP)

89% of IDPs displaced for more than one year

1M IDP returnees


USD 198.7 M required for 2018

USD 137.5 M received as of 26 November 2018


01 Dec 2018 description
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Aden, Sana’a, 1 December 2018: At the end of his mission to Yemen, Under-SecretaryGeneral for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock warned that conditions had deteriorated alarmingly since his last visit.

“Yemen is on the brink of a major catastrophe,” said Mr. Lowcock. “But it is not too late. In my meetings with officials of the internationally recognized Government of Yemen in Aden and the de facto authorities in Sana’a, I was encouraged to hear strong support for relief operations.”

27 Nov 2018 description


• The increased conflict in Hodeidah governorate between the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) backed forces and Ansar Allah (Houthis) caused the displacement of some 700,000 people since its outbreak in June 2018. WFP has been providing support to the displaced, though the conflict could hamper assistance to some 4 million people living in northern and western Yemen.

26 Nov 2018 description

Yemen is facing the world’s largest food security crisis. Ongoing conflict escalated dramatically, which severely disrupted the economy, including the agriculture sector. It also collapsed essential services and caused large-scale displacement and high rates of malnutrition.

23 Nov 2018 description

Key Issues
- The exchange rate of the Yemeni Rial rose significantly during the reporting period, up to about 520 YER per dollar, indicating that steps to stabilize the exchange rate are beginning to take effect.
- Humanitarian partners continue to preposition and deliver life-saving assistance to people in need and support vital installations in Al Hudaydah City.
- As of 19 November, partners identified more than 132,000 displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate; of whom more than 123,000 households have received rapid response assistance.

22 Nov 2018 description

“The recent de-escalation in fighting in Hudaydah is providing a desperately needed respite to hundreds of thousands of civilians who remain in the city. We urge all parties to maintain it.

“At the same time, we remain deeply concerned for the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure. Hostilities over the last several weeks in Hudaydah have taken a steep toll, including on health facilities directly damaged in crossfire or occupied by armed groups.

22 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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  • UNICEF together with all United Nations agencies in Yemen is calling for urgent action on five key issues to avert a human catastrophe, in particular on: cessation of hostilities in Al Hudaydah and the rest of the country, addressing the massive malnutrition rates and underlying causes of food insecurity, intervening on essential infrastructure damages, tackling the ongoing depreciation of the Yemeni Rial (YER) and restoring payments of civil servants.

21 Nov 2018 description

A Saudi-led coalition attack on the city of Hodeida risks plunging millions of Yemenis into famine and will meet fierce resistance from Huthi rebels. The U.S. should stop enabling coalition offensives and international stakeholders must quickly place Hodeida under UN control.

What’s new? At the end of October, fighting reached the outer edges of the city of Hodeida, a gateway on Yemen’s Red Sea coast for trade that is a lifeline for some two thirds of the country’s population. It has subsided for now but could resume at any moment.

21 Nov 2018 description
report World Bank

An overview of the World Bank projects and results in Yemen- November 2018

The World Bank has supported development in Yemen for over 45 years. The long history and close working relationship has helped the World Bank to continue supporting the Yemeni people and key institutions during the current crisis. This update offers an overview of our projects in Yemen until November 2018.

16 Nov 2018 description

As delivered

Thank you, Mr. President.

On 23 October, I warned the Security Council that a grave economic crisis and escalating conflict had pushed Yemen closer to famine than ever before.

Shortly after that briefing, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWSNet, released a new alert. FEWSNet, which is supported by the United States, is one of the leading providers of early warning and analysis on acute food insecurity.

15 Nov 2018 description


Heavy fighting erupted in Al Dhale'e governorates and new waves of displacement expected to be generated towards An Nadirah, Ar Radmah, As Saddah and Yarim districts in Ibb governorate. ACTED is currently conducting needs assessments in new IDP hosting sites located in At Ta'iziyah, Dimnat Khadir and Sabir Al Mawadim districts.


13 Nov 2018 description

I. Situation Overview


During the first 10 days of November, there was a marked increase in airstrikes, artillery fire and clashes in Al Hudaydah Governorate, especially around Al Hudaydah City. Hotspots included the airport area to the south of the city, and the areas around Kilo 10 and Kilo 16 to the east, the university and Al Thawrah Hospital towards the coast. Clashes were reported close to 90 Street and at the airport junction in the Alrabasa area to the northeast.

12 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Child Protection
- 6,639 children were killed or injured (2,575 killed and 4,064 injured)
- 2,706 children recruited into the fighting
- 323 attacks and military use of schools
- 133 attacks and military use of hospitals
- Child marriage has increased, with two thirds of girls under 18 marrying in 2017 against 52 per cent in 2016
- More than 570,000 people were displaced since violence escalated in Hodayda in June this year

10 Nov 2018 description


  • The Yemeni Riyal further weakened in September 2018, and continued to go down sharply in the first two weeks of October 2018, losing over 200% of its precrisis purchasing power.

10 Nov 2018 description


22.2M People in need
2M Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)
89% of IDPs displaced for more than a year
1M IDP returnees
236K IDPs were assisted through the Al-Hudaydah response
280K refugees and asylum seekers
$198.7M requested in 2018
$131.5M received as of 23 October 2018

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