- Statement by the humanitarian community on the blockade in Yemen [EN/AR], 16 Nov 2017
- OCHA: Yemen: Impact of the closure of seaports and airports on the humanitarian situation - Situation Update 2 | 16 Nov 2017
- UN leaders appeal for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen – lives of millions are at risk, 16 Nov 2017
- RW Topic: Fighting Famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017 Interactive HNO site
- 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (Jan 2017) Interactive HRP site
- Yemen Periodic Monitoring Review, Jan - Apr 2017
- FAO Yemen Emergency Livelihoods Response Plan: Support to agriculture-based livelihoods in Yemen, 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Yemen
- **Yemen: Joint Cholera Response Plan - July 2017*
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- UNHCR Global Focus
- UNHCR Yemen Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan data portal
- IDMC (Internally Displacement Monitoring Centre)
- Human Rights Watch World Report 2017: Yemen Country Chapter
- Yemen Spatial Food Security Monitoring Tool
- UN: Geneva Consultations on Yemen
- Food Security Cluster: Yemen
- Logistics Cluster: Yemen
- Yemen: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2016
- Yemen: Flash Floods - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Yemen: Dengue Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Yemen: Floods - Aug 2013
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Yemen: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2012
- Yemen: Floods - Jul 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
Almost Three Quarters of Yemen Population Face Starvation as Food Security Continues to Worsen
Large-scale acute food insecurity continues worsening. October/November harvest will most likely not offset the local food production deficits. According to FAO cereal production thematic study conducted in seven governorates1 , the cultivated land under rain fed condition decreased by 11%, while irrigated land under cereals decreased by 40% compared with pre - crisis period.
With two million still displaced after years of conflict, UNHCR assistance helps the most vulnerable keep a roof over their heads and children out of work.
By Shabia Mantoo
AMRAN, Yemen – After narrowly escaping death when her house was bombed twice and fleeing her home city Sana’a, the last thing 35-year-old Dhawla Jarady was prepared for was eviction from her current home and the prospect of life on the streets with her family.
The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.
Hello everybody. Thanks very much for coming.
I’ve just briefed the Council in closed session on recent developments in Yemen. I’ve made a number of statements on this topic in recent days, including a Member States briefing on Monday. I’m not going to repeat all that. I’m just going to give you an update on recent developments.
War crimes, starvation and the Yemen blockade
Following the firing of a ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia by Houthi forces, on 5 November the Saudi-led international military coalition intensified its blockade of Yemen, closing all air and sea ports. These severe measures were accompanied by the heaviest aerial bombardment by coalition forces of Sana’a governorate in over a year.
With more than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing or at risk of famine, US$379 million in coordinated allocations from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) were critical to the scale up of humanitarian action in those countries in the first half of 2017.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 — Over the last three days, the Saudi-led coalition has not allowed MSF flights into Yemen, directly hindering the organisation’s ability to provide life-saving medical and humanitarian assistance to a population already in dire need. As such, MSF is calling on the Saudi-led coalition to immediately allow unhindered access to and within Yemen so that humanitarian assistance can reach those most in need.
The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 5 Nov 2017 is 908,400 suspected cholera cases and 2,192 associated deaths, (CFR 0.24%). 991 have been confirmed by culture.
The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 19% - The national attack rate is 329.84 per 10,000. The fivspected cases.
Saudi-Led Coalition’s ‘Temporary’ Blockade Puts Millions at Risk
Today, the United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen. Their discussion comes days after the Saudi-led coalition announced it would “temporarily” close all sea, land, and air entry into the country.
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233 residents living in the site of Veria, as of 31 October.
34 new arrivals were received throughout October from Lesvos and Evros border crossing. All welcomed and briefed about site services and amenities by NRC SMS team and provided with food and non-food items by NRC Shelter team and Bridge2.
1 UAM was transferred to Alexandria site, and 24 residents departed spontaneously by own means.
Current major event
EQAP Results for NICs in 2017
Geneva/Sana'a (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urgently calling for Yemen's air, sea and land borders to be kept open to allow vital humanitarian supplies to enter the country.
"Humanitarian supply lines to Yemen must remain open," said ICRC's regional director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini. "Food, medicine and other essential supplies are critical for the survival of 27 million Yemenis already weakened by a conflict now in its third year."
Thank you, Mr. Vice-President.
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is an honour to present the annual report of the Human Rights Council to this General Assembly. I would like to begin by congratulating the fifteen recently elected Members of the Human Rights Council. I have full confidence that all Members will work hard to uphold the promotion and protection of human rights.
In response to the recent missile attack on the international airport in Riyadh on 5 November, the Saudi-led coalition announced a temporary air, land and sea embargo on Yemen. The coalition also stated that it would protect the entry and exit of humanitarian personnel. Since 6 November, United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) flights to Aden and Sana’a have not been authorised, leaving more than 90 humanitarian staff blocked in and out of the country. Clearances for sea vessels were also temporarily suspended.
The flight of the Rohingya has caught the world’s attention. Since 25 August, more than half a million men, women and children fled from one country to another in search of safety and respite.
The conditions of those now living in Bangladesh, having crossed from Myanmar, are dire. Many have arrived with just the clothes they happened to be wearing; they arrive scarred, wounded, traumatised.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Date: 7 November 2017
Subject: (1) Yemen
We are deeply concerned by a series of attacks in Yemen over the past week that have killed dozens of civilians -- including several children -- and we appeal to all parties to respect international law governing armed conflict.