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31 Dec 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

Highlights

  • During the month of November 2017, the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported a total 73,086 cholera cases including 33 associated deaths (CFR-0.05%).

31 Dec 2017 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for November 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia/Somaliland and Yemen.

30 Dec 2017 description

Red Sea ports re-open, but sustained imports needed to mitigate Famine risk

Key Messages

  • Large populations in Yemen continue to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, the latter of which is associated with increased acute malnutrition and an increased risk of excess mortality. IDP populations, poor households in conflict zones, and poor households in areas with very high levels of acute malnutrition are likely facing the most severe outcomes.

29 Dec 2017 description

Joint Statement on Yemen

WHO, WFP and UNICEF appeal for humanitarian access and an end to conflict, as 75 per cent of population now in need of urgent assistance

NEW YORK, 29 December 2017 – “We have passed the grim milestone of 1,000 days of war in Yemen. As violence has escalated in recent days, children and families are yet again being killed in attacks and bombardments.

27 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam

Crisis Figures
- Population of Yemen: 27.4 million
- People in need of WASH assistance: 15.7 million
- People in need of food assistance: 17 million
- People in need of health care: 14.8 million
- IDPs & returnees: 2.9 million
- People in need of humanitarian aid: 20.7 million
- People in acute need: 9.8 million
- People in need of protection: 11.3 million
- Women in need of protection: 5.54 million
- Oxfam funding aim: £28 million
- Secured funding: £26.6 million
- Targeted beneficiaries: 1.2 million

26 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

26 December 2017 – Children in Yemen could not have a worse year than 2017, according to a senior official from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

“2017 was a horrible year for the children of Yemen,” UNICEF Representative in the country, Meritxell Relaño, told UN News by telephone from the capital, Sana’a.

More than 80 children were killed or injured in December alone, while millions face a cholera epidemic, looming famine, a disruption in health services and a blockade hampering delivery of much-needed supplies.

26 Dec 2017 description

As host to some of the world’s biggest emergencies, the Eastern Mediterranean Region carries the largest burden of people in need of aid, with more than 76 million people directly or indirectly affected by political conflict, environmental threats, and natural disasters.

26 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights

  • A blockade of Yemen’s ports since 6 November has been preventing the import of much needed commercial and humanitarian supplies. The humanitarian situation is further compounded by a price inflation of basic commodities, impacting the purchasing power and increasing food insecurity.

  • Further escalation of the conflict during the reporting month has resulted in a worsening situation for children with 31 cases of children (27 boys; 4 girls) killed and 56 children (41 boys; 15 girls) maimed, both verified.

26 Dec 2017 description

2017 was unprecedented in terms of the scale of events that affected millions of people

January: Record number of people in need

At the beginning of 2017, more than 128 million people needed humanitarian assistance in 33 countries. OCHA appealed for US$22.2 billion – the largest humanitarian appeal ever launched.