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19 Nov 2017 description

“In Pakistan, things fall out of the sky all the time,” said Pervez Musharraf, the country’s former president. He was talking about the very first drone strikes being initiated in his country by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, in 2004.

18 Nov 2017 description

The blockade by the Saudi-Led Coalition on Yemen’s Sana’a airport and the country’s main sea ports in Hudaydah and Saleef is now in its 12th day. It is hurting millions of Yemenis who require urgent humanitarian assistance to stave off starvation and disease.

Yesterday, the United Nations and 14 international non-governmental organizations in Yemen released a joint statement, expressing the humanitarian community’s outrage by the continued blockade. The statement warned that 7 million people are now on the brink of famine.

18 Nov 2017 description

SHABWAH, 17th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has continued its efforts to support and rehabilitate vital sectors in Yemen, especially supply of water in areas where the population are facing scarcity of tap water.

In this context, the ERC signed yesterday an agreement to implement water supply project in Mayfa'a District, in Shabwah Governorate for the benefit of 5,000 persons.

18 Nov 2017 description

HADRAMAUT, 14th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has signed an agreement to fund the rehabilitation of Rumah secondary school of Hadramaut Governorate in Yemen. The school remained closed for more than ten years and its students had to travel 80 km to attend another school in Thamud District.

The agreement is part of the UAE assistance programme to support education in the Governorate of Hadramaut.

Abdul Aziz Al Jabri, head of the ERC team in Hadramaut, said the agreement included maintenance works and fitting the school with internal equipment.

18 Nov 2017 description

SHABWAH, Yemen, 14th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has delivered urgent food assistance to the people of Mayfa'a District in the Yemeni Governorate of Shabwah.

Mohammed Al Muhairi, ERC Representative in Shabwah, said 4,000 food baskets were distributed to the needy people as part of the UAE humanitarian assistance programme in Yemen.

''The ERC will work to improve the living conditions in the most needy areas of the governorate,'' he added.

WAM/Tariq Alfaham

17 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 November 2017 – The United Nations relief wing on Friday, warned of famine-like conditions unfolding in Yemen, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day.

Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), sounded the alarm during the regular bi-weekly news briefing in Geneva.

17 Nov 2017 description

SANA'A, YEMEN/NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 —The Saudi-led coalition's continuing blockade of Yemen's ports and airports is significantly hindering the efforts of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other humanitarian organizations to provide lifesaving assistance to people in the war-torn country.

For the past 12 days, MSF has not received authorization from the Saudi-led coalition to fly into Yemen's capital, Sana'a, which is essential to bring medical supplies and staff to patients in need.

17 Nov 2017 description

Geneva/Sana'a (ICRC) – With imports of fuel and other essential goods at a standstill for the past ten days, three Yemeni cities had to stop providing clean water in recent days, putting close to one million people at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases.

17 Nov 2017 description

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• Given the deteriorating security situation and pressing needs on the ground, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) is planning to extend its existing Internet and security telecommunications services in five common operational areas until the end of 2018.

16 Nov 2017 description
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The humanitarian community in Yemen is outraged by the continued blockade by the Saudi-led coalition of humanitarian and commercial supplies desperately needed for the survival of the Yemeni population.

Now in its eleventh day, the blockade on almost all of Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings prevents the entry of food, fuel, medicines and supplies, exposing millions of people to disease, starvation and death. While the reopening of Aden port and airport is a positive development, it is insufficient to cover the needs of the entire Yemeni population.

16 Nov 2017 description

Statement by WFP Executive Director David Beasley, UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

ROME / GENEVA / NEW YORK - “While the Saudi-led military coalition has partially lifted the recent blockade of Yemen, closure of much of the country’s air, sea and land ports is making an already catastrophic situation far worse. The space and access we need to deliver humanitarian assistance is being choked off, threatening the lives of millions of vulnerable children and families.

16 Nov 2017 description

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Number of new arrivals - 927 new arrivals from Yemen
New enrolments - 515 students enrolled in school
Subsistence allowance - 1,703 households (5,477 persons) received subsistence allowance
Access to heath - 1,348 persons provided with health care assistance
Community-based projects - 656 beneficiaries of community-based projects

Update on achievements

New arrivals

16 Nov 2017 description

Political standoff between the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Member States, clan conflicts and floods impacted the humanitarian situation in Somalia.

Meanwhile, drought and armed conflicts and insecurity were among key drivers for continuing internal displacement Military offensives, political tensions and Deyr rains could further worsen the humanitarian situation and increase the vulnerability of persons of concern.

POPULATION OF CONCERN 1.69 M

FUNDING (AS OF 27 OCTOBER)
USD 118.7 M requested for Somalia

16 Nov 2017 description
report UNOPS

The World Bank and UNOPS signed an agreement today for a US$150 million project to restore basic services in some of Yemen’s cities hardest hit by the ongoing conflict.

Funded by a grant from IDA, the World Bank's fund for the world's poorest countries, the new project will target issues like uncollected trash and untreated sewage water, both of which are contributing directly to the current cholera epidemic. In addition, the project will address access to electricity for critical services and urgent needs for road repair to improve mobility and access.