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03 Sep 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian programmes shut down as donors neglect funding pledges

  • Severe acute food insecurity persists despite improvement in worst affected districts

  • Rapid response mechanism strives to overcomes obstacles while under funding threat

  • Mass casualty incidents follow mid-year fall in civilian casualty numbers

  • Number of migrant and refugee arrivals spike regardless of conflict and risks

11 Aug 2019 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Across Yemen, rains intensified in recent weeks leading to a sharp increase in the number of families affected by flash floods and damage to infrastructure. On 6 August, the National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Response (NAMCHA) appealed to the humanitarian community for assistance to respond to most pressing needs in the most affected Governorates. Throughout Eid, humanitarian partners have continued to provide assistance to hundreds of people affected by the floods.

25 Jul 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

Lack of funding threatens the Yemen humanitarian response P01

Conflict in Al Dhaleie increases civilian casualties and obstructs the humanitarian response P02

Cholera stalks Yemen two years after 2017 outbreak P03

7,508 Children killed or maimed since 2013 P04

Delays in approving humanitarian projects leave 2.6 Million people at risk P05

Security Council briefed on threats to the Yemen humanitarian response

20 Jun 2019 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• Humanitarian response and preparedness plan in process in Hajjah, where 33,949 families have been displaced in four months.

• Torrential rain and flooding affect 70,000 people across Yemen, partners have scaled up responses to meet the needs of those affected.

• UN increases its footprint with a new humanitarian hub in Marib City.

• 2,315 of 3,000 migrants detained in Aden have registered for voluntary return – 896 have already returned home.

• Increased import volumes reported in May

11 Jun 2019 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Heavy rains and flooding have affected close to 70,000 people, including internally displaced people, in over 10 governorates; worst affected is Hajjah.

• Rains intensified in recent weeks leading to a sharp increase in the number of families affected by flash floods and in damage to infrastructure.

• Concerns that floods may escalate the spread of disease across the country; 293 out of Yemen’s 333 districts are already choleraaffected.

• Casualties have been reported, including deaths, numbers are yet to be confirmed.

02 Jun 2019 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• Closure of the Aden-Sana’a route due to fighting strains humanitarian operations.

• Concerns have risen over high casualty numbers as more civilians are killed in hostilities.

• Rapid Response Mechanism assistance has reached more than 1.5 million people since June 2018.

• UNDP plans to upgrade the facilities at Al Hudaydah, As Saleef and Ras Isa sea ports.

• Humanitarian agencies face severe funding shortfall despite increasing needs.

14 May 2019 description
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KEY ISSUES:

  • Increased displacement and civilian casualties amid escalating violence; heaviest fighting reported in Al Dhale’e Governorate.

  • Humanitarian response to displacement continues; 10,000 Rapid Response Mechanism kits are prepositioned in Hajjah and 3,000 in Al Hudaydah governorates.

  • WFP technical team accesses the Red Sea Mills in Al Hudaydah Governorate after eight months to try to salvage 51,000 metric tons of wheat flour.

  • Up to 5,000 migrants detained in Aden, Lahj and Abyan governorates.

25 Apr 2019 description
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KEY ISSUES

• Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General, Mark Lowcock, urges donors to convert pledges into cash as the Yemen humanitarian response faces funding crisis.

• Humanitarian partners continue to scale up to meet the needs of 68,000 families displaced in Hajjah Governorate.

• Rising numbers of displaced people endure alarming conditions while partners face supply and funding shortfall.

• Rapid Response Mechanism assisted 213,589 families between June 2018 and March 2019.

24 Mar 2019 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• Suspected cholera and acute watery diarrhea cases increased; 108,889 suspected cases were reported between 1 January and 17 March.

• According to local authorities, more than 9,700 families were recently displaced to 18 districts in Hajjah Governorate; most live in open spaces and public buildings.

• Yemen’s economic situation continues to disintegrate due to the ongoing conflict; GDP has contracted by an estimated 39 per cent since 2014.

10 Mar 2019 description
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Key Issues
• Donors pledge US$2.62 billion for humanitarian response in 2019.
• 2019 YHRP seeks $4.2 billion to deliver assistance to 21.4 million people in dire need.
• Humanitarian partners are scaling up responses to escalated needs in Hajjah Governorate.
• WFP accesses Red Sea Mills in Al Hudaydah City for the first time in six months.
• Increased efforts to contain the spread of communicable diseases.

Donors pledge US$2.6 billion for 2019 humanitarian response

28 Feb 2019 description

KEY ISSUES:

• The Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview indicates 24 million Yemenis will need some form of humanitarian assistance in 2019.

• Scale-up of the humanitarian operation in 2018 saved millions of lives.

• 2019 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan released - humanitarian partners aim to assist over 21.4 million people this year.

• Weekly trend of suspected cholera cases remains stable at the country level.

THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN YEMEN REMAINS THE WORST IN THE WORLD

03 Feb 2019 description

Key Issues
- WFP is scaling up to reach 12 million people with life-saving food rations and commodity vouchers in January; 10 million severely food insecure people will receive in-kind food rations and 2 million will receive commodity vouchers.
- Humanitarian partners continue to provide rapid response assistance to people displaced by conflict in Al Hudaydah Governorate, reaching 105,846 displaced families with rapid response assistance as of 16 January.

17 Jan 2019 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• Humanitarian partners assisted about 1 million people displaced by conflict in Al Hudaydah Governorate in the last six months. Partners are preparing to assist about 342,000 people who are projected to return to Al Hudaydah City if the situation improves.

• The assisted displaced people include 127,644 in Hajjah Governorate where about 140,000 displaced people have been registered since June 2018.

19 Dec 2018 description
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Key Issues

  • Recent IPC analysis indicates that over 20 million face severe food insecurity in Yemen.
  • The upsurge in Yemen’s migrant arrivals exceeds 2018 arrivals to Europe via the Mediterranean Seaw.
  • Polio campaign reaches 4.6 million children, 84 per cent of target.
  • The trend of suspected cholera cases remains stable.

UN URGES ACTION TO AVERT HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE IN YEMEN

11 Dec 2018 description

KEY ISSUES:

• The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, reiterates call for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen.

• The Yemen Humanitarian Fund allocates USD4 million to support 105,000 people displaced by conflict in Al Hudaydah with winterization assistance.

• Polio campaign targets 5.5 million children under age 5 across Yemen.

EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR, MARK LOWCOCK CONCLUDES HIS VISIT TO YEMEN

23 Nov 2018 description

Key Issues
- The exchange rate of the Yemeni Rial rose significantly during the reporting period, up to about 520 YER per dollar, indicating that steps to stabilize the exchange rate are beginning to take effect.
- Humanitarian partners continue to preposition and deliver life-saving assistance to people in need and support vital installations in Al Hudaydah City.
- As of 19 November, partners identified more than 132,000 displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate; of whom more than 123,000 households have received rapid response assistance.

25 Oct 2018 description

KEY ISSUES:

• Up to 14 million people at risk of severe food insecurity

• Civilians bear the brunt of the conflict; Al Hudaydah Governorate records 78 civilian casualties in just one week

• Suspected cases of cholera increase while access issues continue to obstruct response efforts

• Logistics Cluster airlifts 447 metric tons of humanitarian cargo in October

MILLIONS MORE COULD SUFFER FROM HUNGER AS YEMEN SLIPS CLOSER TO FAMINE

11 Oct 2018 description

Key Issues:

  • The rapid depreciation of the Yemeni Rial has further increased the vulnerability of food insecure households.

  • Economic output has contracted by about 50 per cent since 2015. About 52 per cent of Yemenis now live on less than US$1.90 a day.

  • Fighting continues in Al Hudaydah City. A civilian was killed and others were injured when an IDP site was shelled on 6 October.

30 Sep 2018 description
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Key Issues
- Food and fuel prices have skyrocketed following a sharp depreciation of the Yemeni Rial against the US dollar. Crippling fuel queues are reported in Sana’a.
- Food security has further deteriorated, which could add another 3.5 million people to the 8.4 million people who currently need emergency food assistance in Yemen.
- The main Al Hudaydah-Sana’a road remains inaccessible due to fighting; access to the city is only from the north, on the Al Hudaydah-Hajjah road.