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31 Oct 2017 description
report CARE

THE SITUATION:

• Suspected Cases: 872,415

• Associated Deaths: 2,180

• Affected Gov. : 22/23

• Affected Districts: 304/333

Yemen is facing a acute and fast spreading cholera outbreak that threatens to worsen the already dire humanitarian crisis in the country. The lack of a functioning health system and limited access to safe water and hygiene posses a threat to effectively controlling the spread of the disease.

31 Oct 2017 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2017. It is also available online here: www. internal-displacement.org.

Feature article

More than nine million new displacements in the first half of 2017

Our mid-year figures, published in August, show that conflict, violence and disasters caused 9.1 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017.

31 Oct 2017 description

ICRC President's speech on the protection of medical and humanitarian personnel in conflict

Since my last briefing, brutal attacks have continued, unabated, against the wounded and sick, medical care providers, ambulances and health care facilities.

We are at risk of creating a 'new normal': too many actors are legitimizing attacks as "collateral damage" rather than outrageous violations.

The question we need to be asking today is 'where is the urgency to bring attacks to an end?'

31 Oct 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview presents available information on the reported perpetrators of incidents where the use of explosive weapons affected the delivery of aid. It is based on 195 reported events that were identified by Insecurity Insight in open sources or confidentially provided by aid agencies to the Security in Numbers Database (SiND) during the first six months of 2017.

31 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting on-the-job training on vascular trauma emergency care to increase access to such care in Hudaydah. The training targets 15 professional medical staff, including surgeons, general physicians and nurses from Al Thawra Hospital in Hudaydah Governorate for a period of 6 months.

31 Oct 2017 description

ADEN, 30th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE presented ten vehicles carrying pharmaceutical supplies to the health sector in the Aden governorate via the World Health Organisation, WHO, today.

The move came in response to the calls of the Yemeni Ministry of Health and the WHO, demonstrating the nation's keenness to support and assist the Yemeni people.

31 Oct 2017 description

ADEN, 30th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, on Monday delivered supplies of medicines to a hospital in Rumah District of Yemeni Governorate of Hadramaut as part of the UAE's humanitarian efforts to improve health services provided by hospitals and health clinics.

ERC Representative in Hadramaut, Abdul Azizi Al Jabri, said the medical assistance aims to alleviate the suffering of citizens by providing them with free medicines.

31 Oct 2017 description

Le Haut Commissaire assistant du HCR chargé de la protection remercie le Maroc pour ses efforts visant à protéger les réfugiés.

Par Malgorzata Bratkrajc | 26 octobre 2017

RABAT, Maroc - Au cours de sa visite à Rabat, la capitale du Maroc, Volker Türk, Haut Commissaire assistant du HCR chargé de la protection, a félicité le Maroc pour ses efforts visant à protéger les réfugiés.

30 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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SITUATION IN NUMBERS

11.3 million
# of children in need of humanitarian assistance (estimated)

20.7 million
# of people in need (Periodic Monitoring Review HCT, Apr 2017)

1.6 million
# of children internally displaced (IDPs) and returnees out of
2.9 million
# of IDPs and returnees (Task Force on Population Movement 14th report, Protection Cluster, July 2017)

385,000
children under 5 suffering Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

30 Oct 2017 description

The number of cholera cases reported in MSF treatment centres has significantly decreased since the peak of the outbreak. As a result, the medical organisation is closing the majority of its cholera treatment centres or reducing their capacity.

The weekly number of admissions in MSF cholera treatment centres in Yemen shrank from 11,139 in the third week of June – at the peak of the outbreak – to 567 in the second week of October.

30 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

20.7 MILLION People in need
9.8 MILLION People in acute need
14.8 MILLION People lack access to basic health services
11.3 MILLION People in need of protection
2.9 MILLION Internally displaced and returnees
2.2 MILLION Women of girls of reproductive age
1.1 MILLION Malnourished pregnant women
2.6 MILLION Women at risk of gender-based violence

CHALLENGES

30 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

INTERVENTIONS

• Provision of emergency SGBV kits and supplies: Medical supplies including post-rape treatment kits are distributed to selected health government and NGO facilities to be used for GBV survivors in the clinical management of rape and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

• GBV services: Services to respond to GBV include psycho-social support, legal aid, access to safe houses and referrals to health and other services are being provided.

30 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

INTERVENTIONS

• Providing emergency reproductive health kits and life-saving emergency obstetric care medicines and equipment to health facilities: These supplies help in saving lives of women and new-borns during deliveries, managing miscarriages, and treating infections and rape. A total of 133 heath facilities have been supported so far. Reproductive health kits are also available in cholera treatment centres.