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12 Nov 2017 description

On 6 November the Saudi led military coalition closed air, sea and land entry points to Yemen. This decision has caused major disruptions in the urgent delivery of life-saving activities and a sharp rise in the price of basic commodities, as confirmed by EU partners on the ground.

12 Nov 2017 description

The 24-month Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) aims to mitigate the impact of the current crisis on local households and communities and assist their recovery from the bottom-up using local systems, capacities and institutions to progressively resume and scale-up service delivery. The project will achieve specific results in: 1) Increasing sustainable employment and livelihoods opportunities, including health and education; 2) Reviving the agricultural sector through support to key value chains.

11 Nov 2017 description

Brussels, 11 November 2017

On 6 November the Saudi led military coalition closed air, sea and land entry points to Yemen. This decision has caused major disruptions in the urgent delivery of life-saving activities and a sharp rise in the price of basic commodities, as confirmed by EU partners on the ground.

11 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

• The Saudi-led coalition closed Yemen’s borders on 6 November.

• Humanitarian flights in and out of Yemen have been grounded for six days in a row.

• Critical humanitarian supplies cannot be transported to Yemen

• Humanitarian workers are unable to reach Yemen, while those inside Yemen who need to be rotated out cannot leave.

• Fuel prices haves increased by 60 per cent in Sana’a and trucked water by 133 per cent.

Situation Overview

11 Nov 2017 description

Abs, a desolate settlement in northern Yemen, has become the harsh home for thousands of people fleeing the country’s ongoing conflict. The people living there each have a different story, but their stories all share a tragic common thread: fear and loss, hunger and hopelessness.

In late October, Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Mark Lowcock travelled to Abs and other locations on both sides of the conflict’s front lines to meet with people affected by the crisis and to hold discussions with Government and opposition forces on how to alleviate the growing suffering.

11 Nov 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 10 November 2017 16:20 GMT

ADEN/GENEVA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement reopened a land border crossing, partly easing a blockade imposed earlier this week, but aid agencies warned of famine and a health catastrophe if other ports stay shut.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

10 Nov 2017 description

Almost a week after the Saudi-led Coalition imposed a complete blockade on Yemen, humanitarian movements into or out of the country remain stalled. On Monday, the coalition shut air, land and sea routes into Yemen in retaliation for a missile strike carried out near the Saudi capital, Riyadh, last week.

10 Nov 2017 description

Overview

The Logistics Cluster enables global, regional and local actors to meet humanitarian needs.

Before crises, we work with the stakeholders in high-risk countries and regions to strengthen local capacities working with governments and local actors on system-wide preparedness and contingency planning.

In crises, where local capacities have been exceeded, we provide leadership, coordination, information and operational services.

10 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

This is a summary of what was said by Meritxell Relano, UNICEF Representative in Yemen – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

10 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

Main achievements during the month of October

Number of returnees 1,086 Somalis returned to Somalia Core relief items 257 CRIs distributed to 216 households (605 persons)

Reinstallation grants 1,034 returnees provided with reinstallation grants Education 2,990 newly enrolled students Shelters 39 shelters and 28 latrines constructed Community-based projects 2,717 beneficiaries of community-based projects

09 Nov 2017 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 9 November 2017-- UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, is concerned about the effects of the total closure of air, sea and land access to Yemen on the people in the country, particularly the 2.2 million women of childbearing age, among whom some 352,000 are pregnant. Our estimates show that some 52,800 pregnant women risk complications with immediate danger to their lives if they do not get urgent life-saving maternal care and medicines.

09 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

Yemen will be gripped by famine – one the likes of which the world has not seen in years – if the blockade on basic supplies into the country imposed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition is not lifted immediately, the top United Nations humanitarian official has warned.

“It will be the largest famine the world has seen for many decades,” Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, told the media late Wednesday, after briefing the Security Council.

09 Nov 2017 description

Geneva, 9 November, 2017 - For the fourth consecutive day, the World Health Organization's operations in Yemen have been severely hampered due to the closure of all land, sea and air ports.

09 Nov 2017 description

As of 31 October, United Nations-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$24.1 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million particularly vulnerable people of an estimated 145 million crisis-affected people in 39 countries. The appeals are funded at $11.8 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.3 billion. This is $1.5 billion less than the gap reported at the end of September 2017.

09 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 9 November 2017 –“Yesterday, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, called on all parties to the conflict to provide safe, rapid, unhindered humanitarian access to people in need, through all ports and airports, including Hudaydah port and Sana’a airport.

09 Nov 2017 description

(Paris, November 8, 2017) – President Emmanuel Macron of France should take the opportunity of his first official visit to the United Arab Emirates on November 8, 2017, to make the voice of Yemeni civilians heard, six human rights and humanitarian organizations said today. President Macron, accompanied by the French ministers of foreign affairs and culture, visited the United Arab Emirates for the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.