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28 Feb 2018 description

1.1 Diphtheria Highlights

• According to MoPHP (24 February 2018), there are 1,172 probable diphtheria cases, including 72 associated deaths, in 168 districts among 20 governorates.

• The most affected governorates are Ibb (433 cases) and Al Hudaydah (145) Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is 6.1 %. Children under the 5 years of age represent 20 % of probable cases and 36% of deaths.

• Contacts traced by district RRTs in 10 governorates: 517 (up to week 52), and 2,882 (weeks 1-7).

28 Feb 2018 description

From 2007 to Feb 2017, Asian countries received a total of $21 billion, while Yemen topped recipient countries receiving $13 billion

RIYADH, February 28 (CIC) - Saudi Arabia has donated nearly USD $33billion in global aid in the past 10 years, according to data provided by the Electronic Platform for Saudi International Aid, which was inaugurated by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the opening of the Kingdom’s first International Humanitarian Forum in Riyadh on Monday.

28 Feb 2018 description

ROME – Continuing its impressive progression from one-time recipient to major donor, the Government of the Republic of Korea today made a historic KRW 46 billion (US$42.5 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), its largest contribution to date. WFP will use the funds to purchase 50,000 metric tons of Korean rice and provide life-saving food assistance in Syria, Yemen, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

28 Feb 2018 description

Human Rights Council AFTERNOON

27 February 2018

The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard statements from dignitaries of 11 countries and two organizations and closed the second day of its high-level segment.

Edward Nalbandian, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Armenia, said Armenia continued to implement the national plan of action for human rights protection, had a good record of submission of national and follow-up reports to the treaty bodies, and would submit the Universal Periodic Review second mid-term report on a voluntary basis.

28 Feb 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 February 2018 and includes updates on cholera, influenza, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus, Hepatits A and yellow fever.

28 Feb 2018 description

Along the Eastern Route (between the Horn of Africa and Yemen)

At the beginning of 2017, movement from Yemen was primarily influenced by the ongoing conflict that left approximately 2 million internally displaced people. However, the numbers of migrants arriving into Yemen from the Horn of Africa via the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, were slightly lower than in 2016 particularly along the Red Sea route due to reports of deportations from Yemen.

28 Feb 2018 description

RMMS launched Phase 2 of the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) in June 2017.
This snapshot presents an overview of findings from June through December 2017, focussing on how gender influences migration experiences.

This snapshot examines what 4Mi Phase 2 data reveals about why and how women migrate and how gender impacts on conditions along the route. The data draws on interviews with 165 women and 340 men on the move from Horn of Africa.

27 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council



As catastrophic levels of starvation, disease and violence continued to ravage Yemen, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy told the Security Council today that a peace agreement had nearly been reached and only the country’s decision makers could stop the war and bloodshed.

27 Feb 2018 description

Statement by YCHO Support Center Following NGO Workshop at Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum

Within the framework of the Riyadh International Humanitarian Forum held from 26-27 February 2018, the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) Support Center hosted a workshop attended by numerous representatives of UN agencies and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) from the humanitarian community.

27 Feb 2018 description

King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre

RIYADH / 11 Jumada II 1439H (27 February 2018)

A convoy of 50 trucks is hauling 926 metric tons of aid to Yemen from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSrelief). The aid is being supplied as part of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), launched on January 22, and comes against the backdrop of the February 23 statement of the White House Press Secretary welcoming the Saudi-led Coalition’s efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

27 Feb 2018 description

New York, 27 February 2018

Mr. President,

I provide this update to the Security Council today on behalf of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock.

After three years of conflict, conditions in Yemen are catastrophic. A record 22.2 million people need humanitarian assistance or protection – including 8.4 million people who are severely food insecure.

27 Feb 2018 description

Mr. President,

This is my last briefing to this Council before the end of my assignment as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen.

I began my assignment in April 2015, with Yemen already embroiled in a conflict that has gradually destroyed the economy, healthcare services, housing, roads and schools – everything that Yemenis need in order to live and prosper.

27 Feb 2018 description

Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Acting Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Yemen

Delivered on: 27 February 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)

Thank you Mr President.

And first I’d like to thank our briefers for their updates on the situation in Yemen.

27 Feb 2018 description

As of 31 December 2017, Ethiopia hosted 892,555 refugees, including new arrivals and those who have lived in the country for a long time.

Ethiopia is taking a number of measures to address the problems of refugees, including a pledge to grant local integration to those who have lived in the country for 20 years and above.

Resettlement remains the primary durable solution for refugees in Ethiopia but a limited quota from countries offering the opportunity means that only 2,000 can have the chance in 2017


27 Feb 2018 description

Children were used to fight in at least 18 conflicts since 2016 - including as ‘human bombs’ - despite a global ban on the use of children in war, a database showed on Wednesday.

Child soldiers were used in Syria, Libya, Nigeria and Colombia - all of which have ratified a United Nations treaty outlawing the conscription of under 18s and their participation in hostilities, the campaign group behind the index said.

27 Feb 2018 description

- Despite a highly volatile security situation, WFP succeeded in providing emergency food assistance, in-kind and commodity vouchers, to just under 7 million Yemenis across 19 governorates during January. Due to funding shortfalls, only 3.69 million people of the total received the full entitlement, while the remaining 3.29 million received a reduced entitlement (60 percent).

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Access constraints in the northern governorates

Humanitarian organisations continue to confront obstacles to reaching people in need across the northern governorates. In Hajjah and Raymah governorates, in recent weeks, implementing partners have been held up on three separate occasions at checkpoints after returning from humanitarian missions.

27 Feb 2018 description
report UN News Service

M. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme, a vivement salué l’adoption très récente d’observer un cessez-le-feu de trente jours en Syrie. Mais le Haut-Commissaire Zeid a jugé qu’il fallait « rester prudent » sur la situation en Syrie « car les raids aériens se poursuivent ». Cette résolution, a-t-il poursuivi, doit donc être prise en compte dans le cadre de sept années d’échec dans la cessation de la violence, sept années « tueries de masse continues et effroyables ».