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20 May 2019 description

19 May 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 16,704 suspected cases of cholera with 12 associated deaths during epidemiological week 19 (6 –12 May) of 2019. Sixteen percent of cases were severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 12 May 2019 is 686,722 with 1093 associated deaths (CFR 0.16%). Children under five represent 22.7% of total suspected cases during 2019. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 290 of 333 districts in Yemen.

16 May 2019 description

The United States Congress plays an essential role in both financial support and legislative action that makes a lifesaving difference to millions every day. By responding to the world’s worst crises, members of Congress not only uphold humanitarian values through direct and immediate action, but also set global expectations about the involvement and assistance of other governments. These efforts have only been strengthened by a strong tradition of bipartisanship in the provision of international humanitarian aid.

16 May 2019 description
report CARE

It is two years since Yemen witnessed the world’s largest outbreak of cholera, which saw over a million suspected cases and 3000 associated deaths. Now, after more than four years of conflict, Yemen is experiencing a renewed outbreak of cholera.

15 May 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13809
15 MAY 2019
SECURITY COUNCIL
8525TH MEETING (AM)

Permanent Representative Decries ‘Unilateral Actions’ of Rival Fighters, as UNICEF Chief Warns ‘Time Is Running Out’ for Children

With Yemen “at the crossroads between war and peace”, both sides of the conflict in that country must set aside their differences and move towards a lasting political settlement, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today.

15 May 2019 description

As delivered

Thank you very much, Mr. President.

I will, complementing but not repeating what Martin has just said:

• First update you on the overall humanitarian situation,
• Second, summarize the current challenges we face in the response,
• Third, briefly review what the world’s largest humanitarian operation – which is what have in Yemen – has achieved and is achieving,
• and, fourth, set out where, at this stage, we are again seeking your help.

15 May 2019 description

FAST FACTS

24.1M In need of some form of assistance

14.3M In acute need

19.7M Lack access to basic health services

14.4M In need of protection

3.3M Internally displaced

6.0M Women of reproductive age (15-49 yrs)

1.0M Pregnant women malnourished

120,000 Women and girls at risk of violence

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

15 May 2019 description

Washington, May 15, 2019 – There were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports and patients in 23 countries in conflict in 2018, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition reported today. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. This marks an increase in the number of documented attacks compared to 2017, when the coalition reported 701 such instances.

14 May 2019 description
report World Bank
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New grants accompany announcement of new World Bank Group engagement strategy for Yemen

14 May 2019 description
  • Since the beginning of 2019, there have been 278,584 suspected cholera cases (2,915 of those confirmed) with 561 associated deaths; children under five represent 22.7% of total suspected cases during 2019. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 294 of 333 districts in Yemen.

  • Over the last two years, DG ECHO has been supporting both the response to cholera outbreaks and prevention, integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in WaSH Emergency Humanitarian response, with more than 7 MEUR, funding both NG and UN agencies.

13 May 2019 description
report Protection Cluster

The new centrality of protection in humanitarian action 2018 review is out. The five country case studies selected for the 2018 GPC Review (Afghanistan, South Sudan, Ukraine, Whole of Syria and Yemen) allow for more context specific reflection and highlight particular issues around accountability, shrinking humanitarian space, localisation and the humanitarian-peace-development nexus. The country studies also highlight innovative practice in overcoming the challenges faced by protection clusters in leading the development and implementation of many protection activities.

12 May 2019 description

12 May 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 18,171 suspected cases of cholera with 13 associated deaths during epidemiological week 18 (29 April – 5 May) of 2019. Fifteen percent of cases were severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 28 April 2019 is 668,891 with 1,081 associated deaths (CFR 0.16%). Children under five represent 22.7% of total suspected cases during 2019. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 294 of 333 districts in Yemen.

09 May 2019 description

Will a warming planet lead to a more violent world? Or will it inflict more suffering on those living through conflict?

By Malcolm Lucard, Editor, Red Cross Red Crescent magazine

Well before Yemen descended into conflict and into what many have called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the country’s capital, Sana’a, was already on track to run out of water.

07 May 2019 description

07 May 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 22,502 suspected cases of cholera with 25 associated deaths during epidemiological week 17 (21 – 28 April) of 2019, of which 18% were severe. From 1 January 2018 to 28 April 2019, Yemen saw 649,910, cases and 1,066 deaths (CFR 0.16%). In 2019, 22.6% of suspected cases are children under five. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 290 of 333 districts in Yemen.

05 May 2019 description

In Numbers

10.6 m people assisted in March 2019

109,518 mt of general food assistance dispatched

US$ 20.5 m cash-based and commodity transfers made

US$ 609 m six months (April - September 2019) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

03 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • April 7 explosions kills at least 12 civilians, including children, in Sana’a

  • Number of suspected cholera cases recorded continues to grow; relief actors report nearly 278,600 cases as of April 28

  • WFP reaches more than 10.5 million people with food assistance in March

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 May 2019 description

Quote from 30-year-old Fatima who was recently displaced from Bani Hassan, area of Abs District, in Hajjah Governorate:

01 May 2019 description

Staple food prices remain generally stable, but increased conflict reported in Hajjah and Ad-Dali

KEY MESSAGES

30 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

The conflict-driven humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the largest emergency globally, with more than 24.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Conflict has led to internal displacement of 3.6 million people, including 2 million children, left millions of public sector workers without salaries for years and undermined humanitarian access to many vulnerable populations. An estimated 12 million Yemenis, including 7 million children, will depend on food assistance in 2019.

30 Apr 2019 description

FAST FACTS

24.1M In need of some form of assistance

14.3M In acute need

19.7M Lack access to basic health services

14.4M In need of protection

3.3M Internally displaced

6.0M Women of reproductive age (15-49 yrs)

1.0M Pregnant women malnourished

120,000 Women and girls at risk of violence

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH