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15 Mar 2018 description
  • The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

14 Mar 2018 description

1. Highlights


  • As of 10 March 2018, the local health authorities reported a total of 1,294 suspected diphtheria cases including 73 associated deaths (CFR=5.6%).

  • The diphtheria outbreak has affected 179 districts from 20 governorates. Ibb and Al Hudaydah governorates are the most affected governorates.

  • Children (<5 years of age) represent 20 % of probable diphtheria cases and 40% of associated deaths.

14 Mar 2018 description

Since July 2014 it has been my privilege to hold the position of Executive Director with MSF in the UAE. As I reach the end of my tenure, I find myself reflecting on our work in recent months and years – on the projects that may come to define us as a medical humanitarian movement.

13 Mar 2018 description
report Save the Children

Ali Alashwal

Last year, I was on a mission to Hajjah in northern Yemen where Save the Children is providing healthcare, water and food to the most vulnerable families.

I accompanied one of our health teams who travel to remote areas to provide life-saving services where people have no access to doctors.

As Yemen is in the throes of the world’s worst cholera outbreak, children are paying the highest price of a health system in ruins.

Our mobile clinics are a life-line to the most vulnerable children.


12 Mar 2018 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS ) summary for January 2018 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

Country Profiles


09 Mar 2018 description


• Al Hudaydah Port remains open to humanitarian and commercial shipments

• Violence displaces more than 4,100 households within and from Al Hudaydah

• Risk of Famine persists amid ongoing conflict, limited food and fuel imports

• KSA and GoUAE pledge $930 million to UN response plan