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04 Dec 2018 description

TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (IRCS) _ Under-Secretary General of International Affairs and International Humanitarian Law of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Davood Bagheri said the Society’s food and medicine supplies would be sent to Yemeni people through the United Nations (UN).

03 Dec 2018 description
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A United Nations chartered aircraft has transported some fifty badly injured Yemenis from the capital Sana’a to hospitals in Muscat, the capital of Oman, for treatment, the UN envoy for the war-torn country has announced.

In a tweet posted on Monday, UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, confirmed the evacuation and thanked parties for making the “humanitarian gesture” possible.

03 Dec 2018 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 2 December 2018 13:03 GMT

Some 1.2 million suspected cholera cases have been reported in Yemen since 2017, with 2,515 deaths

SANAA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks and houses to help stem the world's worst outbreak of cholera.

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03 Dec 2018 description

As part of The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center's on going efforts to reduce risks associated with landmines that have been indiscriminately planted in Yemen by the Iran-backed Houthi militia, the Masam project for landmine clearance announced on Friday that during the third week of November, it has cleared 21,784 mines and other improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in Marib and the western coast of Yemen.

03 Dec 2018 description

General situation during November 2018 Forecast until mid-January 2019

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during November

03 Dec 2018 description

According to the NGO PAX, investments in cluster munitions have fallen from $31 billion to $9 billion in the past three years, reflective of a huge drop in support for the use of these internationally banned weapons.

03 Dec 2018 description

Since the beginning of this year Ethiopia has more new conflict-driven Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) than any other country in the world, with over 1.4 million in 2018. Of the approximately 2.8 million total IDPs in Ethiopia, over 2.2 million are displaced due to conflict with the over 500,000 remaining displaced by climatic shocks, including drought- and flood-induced food insecurity. An estimated 7.9 million people in Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance, with those internally displaced being some of the most affected.

02 Dec 2018 description

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, Dec 2, 2018 - Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), and Sir Mark Lowcock, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA), held a joint press conference on Sunday at the KSrelief headquarters in Riyadh on the humanitarian situation in Yemen. The press conference was held in the presence of a number of media representatives and other interested parties.

Dr. Al Rabeeah’s statement follows:

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

Funding

USD 198.7 M required for 2018

USD 137.5 M received as of 26 November 2018

Highlights

01 Dec 2018 description

RIYADH, Dec 1, 2018 - The Yemen Quartet grouping Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom, on Saturday discussed in the Saudi capital with senior United Nations officials the humanitarian situation and the mechanisms of humanitarian aid in Yemen.

Held at the headquarters of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) in Riyadh, the meeting was chaired by the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohamed Bin Said Al Jaber.

01 Dec 2018 description

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Yemen: food stocks

Hervé Verhoosel, for the World Food Programme (WFP), read the following statement:

““Over the past two weeks, operations at Hudaydah port have decreased by nearly half. Shipping companies appear to be reluctant to call at Hudaydah port because of the high levels of insecurity in the city.

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December 1 st, 2018 ― Doha: Under the emergency response to the humanitarian crisis in Al-Hudaydah, western Yemen, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently implemented a series of activities to support the governorate's medical sector.

With $700,000 funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), three primary health care centers and two rural hospitals are operated and supplied with medicines, consumables, and medical staff.

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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.”

30 Nov 2018 description

On 4 December, the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018 report, focusing on humanitarian data over a five-year period, will be launched in Geneva as a companion to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 – the authoritative, evidence-based assessment of global humanitarian needs and how best to respond to them. Here are highlights from the Data and Trends report.

Crises in numbers

30 Nov 2018 description

GENEVA/NEW YORK/SANAA (30 November 2018) – Ten days before the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a senior UN official has been telling leaders on all sides of the Yemen conflict that “virtually every article in that noble document is being flagrantly and brutally disregarded.”

30 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

The Educate A Child (EAC) multi-year programme continues to make a real difference in the lives of out of school refugee children (OOSC). In 2017, 355,839 formerly OOSC were enrolled in primary education thanks to the programme.