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31 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12570

Security Council
7797th Meeting (AM)

The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen told the Security Council today that he had presented the parties with a comprehensive road map to end the conflict, consistent with Security Council resolution 2216 (2015), the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism, and the Outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference.

31 Oct 2016 description
report Save the Children

Health system ravaged by war has collapsed, unable to cope with contagious diseases

Millions of Yemeni children are at risk from a triple threat of malnutrition which has left their immune systems low, a spiralling cholera epidemic, and a new outbreak of the highly infectious measles virus.

The warning comes as fighting between the Saudi Arabia-led coalition and Houthi opposition group has raged all week, since a 72-hour ceasefire ended and failed to secure lasting peace.

31 Oct 2016 description

Yemen - Conflict (WHO, Health cluster, IOM, Media)

  • The cholera outbreak is spreading rapidly. On 27 October, WHO reported 51 confirmed cases of cholera from nine governorates with more than 1 180 suspected cases. The humanitarian response continues to provide people with medical treatment and water supply in the affected areas.

31 Oct 2016 description

Mr. President,

There can be no humanitarian solution to the conflict in Yemen. There needs to be a political solution, beginning with an immediate cessation of hostilities. I echo the Special Envoy’s call. All parties and all with influence over them must work towards peace. Each day that this war continues, it is civilians who suffer. Each day that the conflict drags on, we inexorably are propelled ever closer to an entire generation of Yemenis whose formative years are spent in the chaos of combat.

31 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures

21.2 million People in need

15.2 million People lack access to basic health services

12.6 million People targeted for life-saving interventions

3.1 million People displaced by conflict

3.15 million Women of girls of reproductive age

504,000 Pregnant women

61,000 Women of reproductive age at risk of sexual violence, including rape

Situation Overview

28 Oct 2016 description

Yemen - IOM has launched a regional appeal for USD149.96 million as the situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate since fighting escalated in late March 2015.

The recent escalation has exacerbated an already precarious humanitarian crisis characterized by widespread poverty, indiscriminate violence, human rights violations and open conflict. As recently as July 2016, 82 percent (21.2 million individuals) of the population in Yemen, including 2.2 million internally displaced people (IDPs), were in need of humanitarian assistance.

26 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rajat Madhok

A cholera outbreak in Yemen has put an even greater strain on the country’s already fractured health system. UNICEF is on the ground in the hardest hit areas chlorinating water sources, distributing hygiene kits and teaching families about prevention.

25 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As of 23 October, 31 cases of cholera have been confirmed, in Amant Al Asimah, Aden, Lahj, Al Bayda, Sana’a and Hajjah governorates. Including 15 children under 15 years.

• According to preliminary information, 32 deaths related to Acute Watery Diarrhoea have been reported in six governorates.

25 Oct 2016 description

IRAQ

As the offensive on Mosul unfolds, the number of displaced has surpassed 7,000 and protection needs are increasing. Use of human shields by IS reported in Mosul as counter-measure to the current military assault on the city US-led coalition has been associated with an airstrike on a Daquq Mosque which killed at least 13 women and children.

YEMEN

23 Oct 2016 description

ADEN, 22nd October, 2016 (WAM)--Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has dispatched urgent medical supplies to a number of hospitals in Aden to prevent the spread of cholera following monitoring a number of cases in several districts that caused the death of some patients there.

The central laboratory at Al Jumhouriya hospital received the oral rehydration solution (ORS) to help examine suspected cases of cholera. The ERC also delivered to competent authority in Aden 20 barrels of chlorine as part of a contribution to fight against the spread of cholera.

23 Oct 2016 description

23 October 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health and Population in Yemen has confirmed additional cases of cholera and cholera-related deaths in the country.

As of today, a total of 644 suspected cases of cholera, including 3 deaths, have been reported. 31 cases have been laboratory-confirmed so far. Among the deaths, 2 occurred in Sanaa and 1 death occurred in Aden governorate.

19 Oct 2016 description
report UN News Service

Following a month that saw civilians continuing to bear the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, a 72-hour halt to fighting set to take effect later today is welcome, but not nearly enough time, according to a senior United Nations relief official, who appealed for more predictable access to be able deliver aid to hard-to-reach communities caught up in the crisis.

18 Oct 2016 description

18 October 2016 – The World Health Organization and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in Yemen. A total of US$ 22.35 million is required by the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene clusters, of which US$ 16.6 million is immediately required.

18 Oct 2016 description

Yemen - Yemen’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) has officially announced eight cholera cases in Sana'a city. Three more confirmed cases of cholera were reported on 9 October 2016, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11.

IOM Yemen’s health team has drawn up plans to control such an outbreak. It targets migrants in the three main cities (Sana’a, Aden and Hodeidah) where they commonly stranded and where IOM has facilities to provide the most vulnerable with humanitarian assistance, including emergency health care.

18 Oct 2016 description

Yemen

The World Health Organization ( WHO) and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of Acute Watery Diarrhea/Cholera in Yemen. A total of US$22.35 million is required, of which US$16.6 million is required for an immediate response.

18 Oct 2016 description

The World Health Organization and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in Yemen. A total of US$ 22.35 million is required by the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene clusters, of which US$ 16.6 million is immediately required.

14 Oct 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM is preparing an urgent appeal to donors in response to a migration/refugee emergency unfolding in Yemen and Djibouti, impacting across the Horn of Africa region, including Ethiopia. The initial amount of the appeal will be in excess of USD 10 million, according to IOM Director for Operations and Emergencies Mohammed Abdiker.