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05 Sep 2017 description

Operational Update

UNHCR is deeply saddened by reports of incidents resulting in loss of life, including that of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in the north of Sana’a. On 23 August, hostilities in the Arhab district, some 20km north of Yemen’s capital city, left an estimated 40 individuals dead.

05 Sep 2017 description


  • From 24-27 July, WFP Executive Director David Beasley visited Yemen on a joint mission together with the Executive Director of UNICEF Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus. The goal of the joint mission was to highlight the gravity of the situation, and the urgent need for greater response in Yemen, in order to deter the alarming levels of food insecurity, high levels of malnutrition and the unprecedented cholera outbreak.

02 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

An outbreak of cholera has spiked dramatically in several areas of Yemen, including its largest governorate of Hodeidah, Save the Children is warning.

Friday, 1 September 2017 - 10:05am

Recent health figures from the WHO reveal a far more mixed picture than reports of a nationwide slow-down have previously suggested.

01 Sep 2017 description
  • Heavy rains have caused flash floods in Ibb and Taiz governorates on 30 August, leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens unaccounted for. The UN has warned that heavy rains and floods could exacerbate the on-going cholera epidemic.

01 Sep 2017 description


• Following a Service Level Agreement between the World Health Organization (WHO) and, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) team on the ground is given the responsibility of setting up 26x Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) across the country in response to cholera outbreak.

• The ETC is assessing the technical and operational status of the telecommunications equipment deployed at the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) Communications Centres (COMCENs) in Yemen.

30 Aug 2017 description

What do coding, mobile applications and peace-building have in common? According to Hanane Abdo, a young programmer from Aden, more than one would think. After taking part in a two-week YouthMobile workshop launched by UNESCO and Internet Society Yemen during she built a mobile application to spread messages of peace and raise awareness on human rights, she says she has gained confidence in herself and in the fact that, through coding, she can be “part of the solution and not the problem” in her home country.

30 Aug 2017 description

Current major event

Meningitis in Yemen

The suspected bacterial meningitis cases continue to be monitored. From 01 January to 06 August 2017 (Epidemiological week 31), a total of 2,467 clinically diagnosed cases including 37 related deaths (Case fatality ratio- 1.5%) were reported through the Electronic Disease Early Warning System (eDEWS) in Yemen.

Editorial note

30 Aug 2017 description

Aid organisations have warned that the rainy season could exacerbate a cholera epidemic in Yemen

ADEN, Aug 30 (Reuters) - At least 18 people have been killed in southern Yemen in flooding caused by heavy rains, the government-run news agency Saba reported on Wednesday.

Monsoon rains on Tuesday night flooded the al-Maqatra Wadi in Lahij province, south-west of the city of Taiz, sweeping away dozens of cars and vehicles, local officials were cited as saying.

Read more on Reuters.