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29 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The world’s worst Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD)/cholera outbreak continues spreading in Yemen. Between late-April and July, 436,625 suspected cases and 1,915 deaths had been reported in 21 of 22 governorates. Health, water and sanitation systems struggling to function as a result of the ongoing conflict, and lack of regular salary payments for many public sector workers have created the ideal conditions for the disease to spread.

29 Aug 2017 description

SANA’A – As efforts intensify to avert famine in Yemen, the United Kingdom has stepped up its support to the World Food Programme (WFP) by providing a contribution which will deliver life-saving food assistance for more than two million people in the country.

29 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children living in fragile situations are four times more likely to lack access to basic drinking water

NEW YORK/STOCKHOLM, 29 August 2017 – More than 180 million people do not have access to basic drinking water in countries affected by conflict, violence and instability* around the world, UNICEF warned today, as World Water Week gets under way.

28 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2017 – The World Bank announced today an emergency US$200 million grant to support Yemen as it struggles to contain one of the world’s largest cholera outbreaks. This will strengthen the country's health, water and sanitation systems, addressing the source of the epidemic and improving systems to prevent future outbreaks.

28 Aug 2017 description


20.7 million people in need [Source: OCHA 31 April 2017]

1,980,510 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

81 percentage of IDPs displaced for more than a year

946,044 IDP returnees

865,121 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

280,421 refugees and asylum seekers


USD 114.6 M requested in 2017

Operational Update

28 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Weekly number of reported new cases has declined by one third since June

AMMAN/SANA’A, 28 August, 2017 – The Yemeni people continue to be hit by an unprecedented and mostly man-made humanitarian crisis. Amid the suffering, ordinary Yemenis are leading a heroic daily fight against acute watery diarrhoea and cholera which is now paying off.

Thanks to an unparalleled response effort from local workers with the support of international NGOs and UN organisations, the weekly number of reported new cases has declined by one third since late June.

28 Aug 2017 description

Ongoing conflict has damaged critical water, sanitation, and health infrastructure and disrupted access to food, leading to increasing rates of malnutrition and also contributing to the outbreak of cholera in Yemen. Cholera - an acute diarrheal illness that can spread rapidly through contaminated food and water - is suspected to have infected more than 540,000 people in Yemen since late April 2017. Children suffering from acute malnutrition are especially susceptible to cholera; more than one million children in Yemen suffer from acute malnutrition, according to Save the Children.

25 Aug 2017 description

477 Cholera vaccines: WHO position paper – August 2017
498 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January-June 2017

477 Vaccins anticholériques: Note de synthèse de l’OMS – août 2017
498 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-juin 2017

24 Aug 2017 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to give rise to serious protection challenges in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Conflicts in all four countries have created humanitarian crises of monumental proportions. They have triggered wide scale displacement, civilian casualties, and severely eroded coping mechanisms of the civilian population as well as threatened the lives of more than 20 million people.