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24 Mar 2019 description
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23 March 2019 - I have just returned from Yemen, where I witnessed firsthand the suffering, illness and death of innocent civilians caught up in this crisis.

In my visits to hospitals in Aden and Sana’a, I saw newborn babies and children, sometimes 2-3 to a bed, suffering from severe acute malnutrition, heart and renal failure, pneumonia and other life-threatening conditions. Doctors told me that some would not survive the week.

23 Mar 2019 description

Continued conflict expected to prolong Famine risk in Yemen in 2019

KEY MESSAGES

23 Mar 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Les enfants pris dans des conflits prolongés sont trois fois plus susceptibles de mourir d’une maladie transmise par l’eau que de la violence

NEW YORK, le 22 mars 2019 – Les enfants de moins de 15 ans vivant dans des pays touchés par des conflits prolongés sont, en moyenne, près de trois fois plus susceptibles de mourir d’une maladie diarrhéique provoquée par un manque d’eau salubre, d’assainissement et d’hygiène que des effets directs de la violence, affirme l’UNICEF dans un nouveau rapport paru aujourd’hui.

22 Mar 2019 description
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Children living in protracted conflicts are three times more likely to die from water-related diseases than from violence – UNICEF

NEW YORK, 22 March 2019 – Children under the age of 15 living in countries affected by protracted conflict are, on average, almost three times more likely to die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene than by direct violence, UNICEF said in a new report today.

21 Mar 2019 description

Opening Remarks
Mourad Wahba
UN Assistant Secretary General
UNDP Regional Director for Arab States
General Assembly of the Arab Water Council
Opening Plenary - 14:00-15:00 March 16, 2019
Intercontinental Hotel, City Star, Heliopolis, Cairo

20 Mar 2019 description
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Many health facilities are running at reduced capacity because of the conflict in Yemen. Groups like Yemen Aid are working to provide healthcare where patients are.

By Dan Hovey

Armed conflict continues in Yemen, where more than half of the country’s healthcare facilities are running at reduced capacity due to a shortage of staff and medical supplies. That means that front line and mobile providers are a critical source of healthcare for many Yemenis.

18 Mar 2019 description

Yemeni civilians across the country are facing the threat of intensive attacks with some areas claiming more than double the amount of victims compared to the pre-ceasefire average.

Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) analysis of attacks on civilians over the last three months reveals that civilian casualties in Hajjah and Taiz alone have more than doubled since the Hodeidah ceasefire and Stockholm Agreement came into effect, with 164 and 184 people killed respectively.

14 Mar 2019 description

International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen strongly condemn the horrific attacks in Hajjah governorate on Sunday which according to the UN killed 22 people – twelve women and ten children – and injured many more. Hajjah has seen an increase in tensions and fighting in recent weeks; thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are in need of humanitarian aid and many more are reportedly trapped by the fighting and cannot flee to safety or reach help.

13 Mar 2019 description
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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

SANA'A/NEW YORK, 13 March 2019 - "The most recent attack in Hajjah, north of Hudaydah, on 9 March, took yet another devastating toll on the children of Yemen: 12 were killed while at home and another 14 injured.

11 Mar 2019 description
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Sana’a, 11 March 2019 – Reports from Hajjah Governorate indicate that scores of civilians have been killed by strikes on houses in Kushar District during the past two days. Medical sources report that 22 people have died, including 12 children and 10 women. As many as 30 people have been reportedly injured, including 14 children aged between 1 and 18. Many of the injured children have been sent to hospitals in Abs district and in Sana’a for treatment and several require possible evacuation to survive.

11 Mar 2019 description
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The World Bank has supported development in Yemen for over 45 years. The long history and close working relationship has helped the World Bank to continue supporting the Yemeni people and key institutions during the current crisis. This update offers an overview of our projects in Yemen until March 2019.

10 Mar 2019 description
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Key Issues
• Donors pledge US$2.62 billion for humanitarian response in 2019.
• 2019 YHRP seeks $4.2 billion to deliver assistance to 21.4 million people in dire need.
• Humanitarian partners are scaling up responses to escalated needs in Hajjah Governorate.
• WFP accesses Red Sea Mills in Al Hudaydah City for the first time in six months.
• Increased efforts to contain the spread of communicable diseases.

Donors pledge US$2.6 billion for 2019 humanitarian response

07 Mar 2019 description

1. Executive Summary

This needs assessment was designed to be impartial, unbiased, comprehensive, context-sensitive, timely, and up-to-date. It provides sound evidence based on the existing WASH situation in Wusab Al Ali district of Dhamar Governorate in order to plan and prioritize the needs and adopt the appropriate and suitable methodology of intervention.

07 Mar 2019 description

7 March 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 6718 suspected cases of cholera with eight associated deaths during epidemiological week 7 (11 – 17 February ) of 2019. Severe cases constitute 12 percent the total. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 17 February 2019 is 428 317, with 560 associated deaths (CFR 0.13%). Children under five represent 31.0% of total suspected cases. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 311 of 333 districts in Yemen.

03 Mar 2019 description

28 February 2019 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen reported 7419 suspected cases of cholera with eight associated deaths during epidemiological week 5 (28 January – 3 February ) of 2019. Ten percent of cases are severe. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 1 January 2018 to 3 February 2019 is 413 770, with 543 associated deaths (CFR 0.13%). Children under five represent 32.0% of all suspected cases. The outbreak has affected 22 of 23 governorates and 311 of 333 districts in Yemen.

28 Feb 2019 description

KEY ISSUES:

• The Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview indicates 24 million Yemenis will need some form of humanitarian assistance in 2019.

• Scale-up of the humanitarian operation in 2018 saved millions of lives.

• 2019 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan released - humanitarian partners aim to assist over 21.4 million people this year.

• Weekly trend of suspected cholera cases remains stable at the country level.

THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN YEMEN REMAINS THE WORST IN THE WORLD

28 Feb 2019 description

Highlights

• The Global ETC Coordinator conducted a high-level mission to Yemen where he met with ETC partners locally and visited Al Hudaydah, the port city where a UNbrokered ceasefire is currently in process.

• The ETC in Yemen is looking to recruit four new national staff to support the scale-up activities that are planned in various locations across the country.

Situation Overview

27 Feb 2019 description
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Situation Overview

In 2018, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen hit a new low. The man-made food security crisis, pushed many communities to the brink of famine. At the end of 2018, it was estimated that 80%of the population is in need of humanitarian response.