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30 Nov 2018 description

Athens – IOM, the UN Migration Agency announced today (30/11) that it has provided a protective environment and tailored services for 1,114 unaccompanied migrant children in Greece since the beginning of the year.

30 Nov 2018 description

This week, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the United States is providing nearly $131 million in additional emergency food assistance to the people of Yemen, who are suffering from the world's largest humanitarian crisis and food-security emergency. This brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Yemen response to more than $697 million since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2018.

29 Nov 2018 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for 2019 will be launched in Geneva on 4 December. It is the most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of priority global humanitarian needs and how to respond to them.

Why does the GHO matter?

29 Nov 2018 description

RIYADH / 21 Rabi' I 1440 (29 November 2018) – The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) is delivering 18,000 tons of oil derivatives to the eastern Yemeni city of Mukalla today. The fuel is being distributed to 34 power plants in the 5 eastern and central Governorates of Hadhramaut, Shabwa, Al-Jawf, Marib and Al-Mahra. It is part of the first instalment of oil derivatives delivered to Yemen on 29 October 2018 under a Saudi royal decree, issued in August, to grant Yemen USD 60 million-worth of oil derivatives per month.

29 Nov 2018 description

Scale-up Plan 2019

• Improve capacity of existing ETC hubs to support increased humanitarian operation in Sana’a, Al Hudaydah, Aden, Sa’ada and Ibb, including:

  • Technical assessment and support - Hardware upgrade and/or replacement - Bandwidth upgrade

    • Establish new ETC hubs, to support increased humanitarian presence in Aden, Mukallah, Mukha, Tuba and Bajil

  • Enhance and expand security telecommunications coverage, including:

  • Purchase and deploy 11 repeaters (6 for the INGOs and 5 for expansion)

29 Nov 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

*Salem Jaffer Baobid, Islamic Relief’s Hodeida project coordinator, said: *

Last night there was fighting again, and I could hear bombing and heavy shelling in the direction of the port.

The last few days have been quieter, but no one here really thinks that this will last. No one has faith in the peace process or believes that it will succeed.

Islamic Relief has been using the lull to stockpile emergency supplies, mainly food rations, in the city.

28 Nov 2018 description

Vulnerable families in Yemen suffering from extreme hunger will receive emergency food through a new project of Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

The project is led by Foodgrains Bank member ADRA Canada, and supported financially by other members and the Government of Canada.

"We are devastated at the news coming out of Yemen. The people of Yemen are enduring atrocities that no human being should have to live through," says Foodgrains Bank executive director Jim Cornelius.

28 Nov 2018 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 27 November 2018

The European Union has adopted a €30 million programme in support of vulnerable communities suffering the effects of prolonged displacement in Yemen.

28 Nov 2018 description
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Sana’a, 28 November 2018 – United Nations Population Fund delivered life-saving reproductive health equipment and medicines to Hodeida city, leading to the opening an expanded maternity wing in Al Thawra Hospital; the only referral hospital in Hodeida.

28 Nov 2018 description
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WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to Yemen

WHEN: 29 November to 1 December 2018

WHERE: Sana’a and Aden

The UN humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, will visit Yemen from 29 November to 1 December.
During the mission, he will see first-hand the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and the response that aid workers are implementing to ease people’s suffering under extremely difficult conditions.

28 Nov 2018 description
report Oxfam

Commenting on the passing of the 30 day deadline for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen laid out by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Oxfam’s Yemen Country Director,
Muhsin Siddiquey said:

“More than 200 civilians are likely to have died in fighting in Yemen, with more killed by malnutrition and disease, in the 30 days since the US called for peace talks to start.

28 Nov 2018 description

Operational Updates

• Djibouti is hosting approximately 26,300 refugees from Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea and Ethiopia, of which 21,100 reside in settlements. WFP provides assistance to all registered refugees and asylum seekers living in Ali Addeh, Holl Holl and Markazi camps in form of general distributions, nutrition support and a cash transfer component as part of the general distribution.

28 Nov 2018 description

Tentative schedule for 2019

• The Logistics Cluster will facilitate fortnightly airlifts (every two weeks) from Djibouti to Sana’a, at no cost to users. Dates are subject to modification; the Logistics Cluster will communicate any change via the mailing list.

• In 2019, the Logistics Cluster will also facilitate airlifts from Djibouti to Aden once at month, at no cost to users; airlifts will only be carried out if the minimum payload is 20 mt. Dates are subject to modification; the Logistics Cluster will communicate any change via the mailing list.

28 Nov 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This document provides an overview of the logistics services to be made available through the Logistics Cluster, how humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in the Republic of Yemen may access these services, and the conditions under which these services are to be provided.

27 Nov 2018 description

Throughout the Middle East region last week, there was a significant decrease in both reported fatalities and remote violence events, the latter of which can be partly explained by the ceasefire along the Gazan border. Demonstrations have also decreased throughout the majority of the region, with the exception of in Bahrain, where both riots and protests increased as a result of opposition to the 24 November election. Elsewhere, battles continue along their respective fronts in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Turkey, while in Iran labour demonstrations continue with no end in sight.

27 Nov 2018 description

Current major event

Chikungunya update: Sudan

Sudan has had a major outbreak of Chikungunya since July 2018. A total of 20,110 cases have been reported since the outbreak began. No new cases of the disease were reported during the week ending 11th November 2018.

Editorial note

27 Nov 2018 description

The WASH Cluster has been providing Emergency and lifesaving WASH assistance to the most vulnerable populations, whilst restoring and maintaining sustainable water and sanitation systems to improve public health and resilience. In 2018, WASH agencies have scaled up to reach 10 million individuals, 5.2 million through repairing damages, fuel and treatment support to water systems.

27 Nov 2018 description

The Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster prioritized its response to focus on emergency lifesaving assistance to target newly displaced IDPs and more sustainable assistance to target IDPs who have been displaced for over a year. The aim is for uprooted IDP families to enjoy 'more than a shelter' in safe, sustainable, integrated communities through matching personal needs and circumstances with adapted shelter and Site Management solutions.