Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Yemen: Diphtheria Outbreak - Nov 2017
- 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
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - June 2018)
- Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 9 - 15 August 2018 | Issue 24
- Now is the time to stand in solidarity with the people of Yemen [EN/AR]
- Yemen: Humanitarian Access Snapshot (1 June - 31 July 2018)
- Strikes at Hodeidah’s main hospital result in multiple deaths and injuries [EN/AR]
• Fighting is going on in Ad Durayhimi District, south of Al Hudaydah City, with a high number of casualties.
Families are trapped by shelling and airstrikes; ambulances are unable to enter the city.
• Over 50,800 households have been displaced from Al Hudaydah Governorate, of whom 50,100 (98 per cent) have received rapid response assistance including hygiene kits, transit kits and food rations.
• Violence in several governorates has killed tens of civilian, including children and women, and continues to displace thousands of other people.
• As of 05 August, 50,552 households have been displaced from Al Hudaydah and 47,400 households (93 per cent of caseload) have received assistance through the rapid response mechanism (RRM)
• More than 1.4 million people in need of assistance live in districts with high access constraints. Food and fuel imports declined by 18 and 20 per cent, respectively, in July
• The Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen warns that civilians are at extreme risk in Al Hudaydah Governorate.
• UNICEF condemns attacks on a water facility in Sa’ada which cut off 10,500 people from safe drinking water.
• Between January and May 2018, humanitarian partners reached over 7.5 million people monthly with some form of humanitarian assistance.
• As of 29 July, a total number of 48,574 displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate have been registered and 40,393 have been assisted with RRM kits.
• Displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate continue to be assisted through the rapid response mechanism.
• IOM organizes the voluntary return of 53 Ethiopian migrants from Yemen.
• UNHAS operated 177 flights and transported 4,837 passengers since January 2018.
UPDATES FROM THE HUBS
• Eleven people were killed by an airstrike in Sa’ada, including nine children, as violence continues in several governorates.
• The UN verified 842 cases of the recruitment and use of boys as young as 11 years old in 2017. Also verified was the killing and maiming of 1,316 children.
• Commodity imports improved in May, leading to better supply and availability in most local markets but prices remained high.
• The Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) has completed a reserve allocation for US$90m.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by the OCHA Yemen office. The next report will be issued when additional information on the emergency becomes available.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
• Humanitarian agencies are increasingly worried by the likely impact of a possible military assault on Al Hudaydah City which will impact hundreds of thousands of civilians.
• Prepositioning of aid supplies continues throughout the Governorate as aid organisations plan to stay and deliver • Forty-six migrants drown off the coast of Yemen
INCREASED CONCERNS AT A POSSIBLE MILITARY ASSAULT ON AL HUDAYDAH
• The inter-cluster assessment team completes its mission to Nowgd area in Socotra
• The humanitarian community prepares for a possible increase in displacement along the western coast
• The number of vessels that discharged cargo at Red Sea Ports has increased by 55 per cent in May compared to previous month
THE RESPONSE TO CYCLONE “MEKUNU” CONTINUES IN SOCOTRA
Almost a week after Cyclone “Mekunu” flooded the island of Socotra and parts of Yemen’s eastern mainland, initial indications are that food and WASH assistance remain critical priority needs. A UNOSAT rapid satellite assessment of the impact over Qalansiyah city shows that some areas along the wadis may be flooded and some roads potentially affected by water and mud as of 27 May.
• The humanitarian community is responding to needs following an escalation in fighting on the west coast.
• Humanitarian responses to the impact of Cyclone ‘Mekunu’ have been scaled up on Socotra Island.
• Deconfliction notifications submitted by OCHA on behalf of UN agencies to the Evacuation and Humanitarian Operations Committee (EHOC) have reached 10,000 since 2015.
• The first containerized cargo vessel to be granted access to Al Hudaydah port since November 2017 arrived on 26 May.
• Despite ongoing conflict, humanitarian access to parts of Al-Wazi’iyah and Mawza districts in Taizz Governorate has improved, including from Aden and Al-Turbah City.
• Hundreds of families have fled military operations in Altuhayat District, Al Hudaydah Governorate, with an estimated 705 arriving in Zabid and Al-Garrahi districts.
• Heavy rains affected several governorates in the southern coastal areas as Cyclone Sagar passed the Gulf of Aden, but minimal damage was reported.
• Health Cluster partners finalise cholera preparedness plans as rains could trigger another epidemic.
• The total number of households displaced by conflict to areas accessible by the Aden Hub has significantly increased to 15,600.
• A humanitarian organisation suspends activities inside Taizz City due to security concerns.
• April was the deadliest month for civilians in Yemen according to the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
• Six months of conflict have displaced over 100,000 people into areas covered by the Aden hub.
• Decline in food and fuel imports reported in April.
• UNHAS continues to provide critical air service, more than 1,000 aid workers were transported in the month of April
• Deconfliction requests increased in April compared to March.
100,000 PEOPLE DISPLACED TO SOUTHERN GOVERNORATES BY SIX MONTHS OF CONFLICT
• Humanitarian partners are concerned at the safety of more than 4,000 civilians near the frontlines in Al Hudaydah Governorate.
• Updated casualty figures compiled by WHO from health facilities indicate that nearly 9,500 people were killed and 55,000 more were injured over the last three years.
• The purchasing power of the Yemeni currency is now below half of what it used it to be.
CONCERNS AT THE SAFETY OF CIVILIANS LIVING NEAR FRONTLINES IN AL HUDAYDAH GOVERNORATE
• Continued fighting in Yemen’s western governorates of Al Hudaydah and Taizz has displaced more than 19,000 households.
• The losses caused by the fire in the WFP warehouse in Al Hudaydah on 31 March amount to USD 5 million. A fire reportedly broke out in a WFP mobile storage unit for non-food items in Al Hudaydah city on 16 April. Initial reports indicate that the fire has caused minimal damage.
• A WHO-chartered cargo plane delivered 19 tons of medical supplies to Sana’a Airport.
The US$2.01 billion that was pledged last week by donors, if fully disbursed, will account for almost 70 per cent of the 2018 YHRP funding requirements.
Humanitarian response activities are ongoing in northern governorates despite intensified airstrikes and fighting, especially in Sa’ada and Al Jawf.
Analysis shows that more than 57 per cent of all districts were impacted by conflict in 2017; the worst affected witnessed daily airstrikes or armed clashes.
• More than 1.2 million people in need are located in the most inaccessible parts of Yemen
• A fire at a WFP warehouse in Al Hudaydah destroyed over 3,420 MT of relief food items
• A sharp escalation in aerial attacks was reported in Sa’ada and Al Jawf governorates
• Donors at a high-level pledging conference pledged $2.01billion for the 2018 YHRP
More than 9.2 million people in need in areas with high access constraints
Cooking gas and fuel shortages
The shortage of cooking gas in several northern governorates has entered the second month. Available gas is retailing at about 8,000 YER per 20-litre cylinder, compared to about 5,000 YER three weeks ago.