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24 Sep 2017 description
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Availability of essential food commodities improved in many governorates in August. However, the contraction of the overall economy and price increases of basic commodities have resulted in a reduction of the purchasing power of Yemeni households. Fuel imports are still below half the level of the country’s needs. As access to clean water in Yemen mostly depends on fuel-powered pumps, fuel shortages are a contributing factor to the humanitarian crisis.

22 Sep 2017 description

Co-Chairs’ summary issued by Ms. Margot Walström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden; Mr. Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands; and Mr. Mark Lowcock,
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

22 Sep 2017 description

North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing devastating humanitarian crises. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and our partners have dramatically scaled up operations.

Together with the World Bank, the UN is also stepping up cooperation between humanitarian and development partners. By strengthening such links, we aim to not only save lives, but to build people’s resilience to withstand future shocks. But ending conflicts is vital to assure protection of civilians and access to people in need.

22 Sep 2017 description

As delivered

Ministers, Distinguished Representatives,

Thank you for coming this morning to discuss the critical humanitarian situation in Yemen. I especially want to thank the Foreign Minister of Sweden, Margot Wallström, and the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Bert Koenders, for co-chairing today’s event, as well as our keynote speakers, the President of the International Committee for the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, and the Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick.

20 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Nearly 700,000 suspected cholera cases and over 2,000 associated deaths have been reported since 27 April.

• 1.7 million people in acute need live in districts with highest access constraints.

• 78 per cent of households are economically worse off than they were two years ago.

• 8,530 people have been killed since March 2015, and 48,848 injured. More than 1,500 schools are damaged or destroyed.

Cholera cases still rising

Nearly 700,000 suspected cases reported in less than six months

20 Sep 2017 description

Low access constraints: No or very few access constraints. Armed groups, checkpoints, air strikes or other impediments may be present, but these rarely result in travel restrictions. Humanitarian organisations can operate, and with adequate resources could reach all or nearly all targeted people in need.

Medium access constraints: Armed groups, checkpoints, air strikes, and other impediments are present and often result in restrictions on humanitarian movements and operations. Operations continue in these areas with regular restrictions.

15 Sep 2017 description

In 2017, CERF was one of the first responders to warning signs in North-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen where more than 20 million people were near famine. By end-August, CERF had released nearly US$128 million in grants and loan to support the most critical early action and life-saving activities prioritized by the humanitarian team in each country, making it one of the largest funding sources in the early stages of the response.

05 Sep 2017 description
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  1. In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7.4 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.9 billion (39%), which leaves a shortfall of $4.5 billion (61%).

  2. The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $2.17 billion (39%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.40 billion (61%).

18 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 979 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

17 Aug 2017 description
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Sana’a, 17 August 2017: I am deeply concerned by the shrinking humanitarian space in Yemen where parties to the conflict continue to obstruct the timely provision of humanitarian aid to people in need.

15 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 863 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

13 Aug 2017 description
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Original 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

The 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) released in February 2017 sought US$2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with life-saving and protection services across the country. The strategic focus of the YHRP revolved around the following strategic objectives:

  1. Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response.

13 Aug 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 494,000 suspected cholera cases and 1,966 deaths were reported in under four months.

• Two million Yemenis are displaced; one million have returned to their homes.

• In two separate incidents, 280 migrants were forced off boats near the Yemeni coast, killing scores of them.

• An airstrike in Sa’ada killed 12 people, including women and children, on 4 August.

Cholera crisis far from over

Over 494,000 suspected cases and 1,966 deaths in less than four months