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12 Oct 2017 description

Current Major Event

Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

The WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) has progressed towards establishing an Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN). The main purpose of the network is to enhance laboratory diagnostic capacity of Regional laboratories and to timely respond to health emergencies in the Region.

11 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH CLUSTER

• Health Cluster partners continue to provide health services to the people of Yemen, supporting 485 health facilities and mobile medical teams, paying incentives to health workers and supporting the local health authorities.

• A cumulative total of 615,037 suspected cholera cases and 2,050 associated deaths have been reported across the country between 27 April and 31 August. The case-fatality rate has dropped to 0.33%.

• Health Cluster partners are operational in 22 Governorates in Yemen.

11 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

The violent conflict in Yemen has caused a dramatic deterioration of the economic and social conditions in the country. Output has contracted sharply. FAO estimates that over 7 million people are at risk of famine in 2017, and cholera outbreaks are ravaging the country with nearly 450,000 suspected cases having resulted in nearly 2,000 deaths per end of August.

Recent Developments

11 Oct 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

20.7 million people in need

1,980,510 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

84 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

946,044 IDP returnees

931,846 recipients of core relief items since March 2015

280,623 refugees and asylum seekers

Funding

USD 114.6 M requested in 2017

Operational Update

10 Oct 2017 description

i. Background

The climate in Yemen varies greatly depending on the geographical region. During the winter season, the country experiences coolness, with frequent frost. The range of temperature can go from 22°C (72°F) during the highest temperature in winter, into below 0°C (32.0 °F) at its coldest. Rain is brought in by the southwest winds. Rainfall, which comes in irregular heavy torrents, averages 130 millimetres (5.12 in) annually.

10 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13021

Security Council 8066th Meeting (AM)

With parties to the conflict in Yemen pursuing a futile and cruel military conflict of benefit only to a few of the powerful, millions of citizens were enduring the worst suffering in the nation’s history, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for that country told the Security Council today.

10 Oct 2017 description

Two and a half years of war have sapped Yemen of the money and medical facilities it needs to battle the contagion

By Abduljabbar Zeyad

HODEIDAH, Yemen, Oct 9 (Reuters) - One of the latest victims of the cholera epidemic that has killed more than 2,000 people in Yemen had yet to even take her first breath.

Read more on Reuters.

10 Oct 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

RIYADH, Oct 9 (KUNA) -- The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Supervisor General Dr. Samer Al-Jelati announced that the center has successful treated 740,000 out of the 750,000 cholera-infected Yemenis.

The patients have recovered and the remaining 10,000 are receiving treatment now, Al-Jelati told reporters in a press conference held in Riyadh Monday about the center's activities in Yemen.

09 Oct 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

20.7 million people in need

1,980,510 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

84 percent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

946,044 IDP returnees

931,846 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

280,623 refugees and asylum seekers

Funding

USD 114.6 M requested in 2017

Operational Update

09 Oct 2017 description

Against a backdrop of hostilities and access challenges, UNHCR continued to assist and support refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons during September.

Missions took place across Yemen, responding to an increase in protection and shelter needs of IDP families, 84% of whom have been displaced for over one year.

The first UNHCR-assisted return movement for Somali refugees in Yemen to Somalia took place in September.

FACTS AND FIGURES

20.7 million people in need

08 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Context Update

20.7 million people (including 11.3 million children) within Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

Yemen is experiencing a second wave cholera/acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak, with a significantly higher level of spread. The number of suspected cases has increased dramatically and the outbreak has now expanded to 22 out of 23 governorates. There have been 663,451 suspected cases of cholera and 2,074 related deaths in 22 governorates across the country.

06 Oct 2017 description

3 DE OCTUBRE 2017 | GINEBRA - Mañana, el Grupo Especial Mundial de Lucha contra el Cólera (GEMLC) presentará una ambiciosa estrategia para reducir las muertes por cólera en un 90% de aquí a 2030. El GEMLC es una red que presta apoyo a los países afectados por la enfermedad y en la que participan más de 50 organismos internacionales de las Naciones Unidas, instituciones académicas y ONG.

06 Oct 2017 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

05 Oct 2017 description
  • Since 2 April, 791 551 suspected cholera cases and 2 142 associated deaths have been reported across the country (as of 4 October). 119 020 suspected cholera cases were reported in the last 4 weeks, representing an average of 4 250 notifications per day. In addition to being the fastest-growing cholera outbreak, it is now also the largest-ever (the Haiti 2010 cholera outbreak recorded 754 373 cases). The ICRC fears that suspected cholera cases could reach 1 million by the end of 2017. WHO emergencies chief, Dr.

04 Oct 2017 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of Japan to provide much-needed food and nutrition assistance in Yemen over the coming months. With these funds, WFP will be able to assist more than 130,000 people, including some 47,000 nursing mothers and pregnant women in areas hardest hit by cholera.