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10 Aug 2018 description
report Save the Children

A country at war

Despite so much natural beauty in Yemen there are always reminders that this is a country at war – a war which has been so devastating to 22 million people. There are regular reminders of the conflict at different points in the journey and, while our minds are focused very much on Hodeidah and a potential impending ground attack, it is also with the millions of children directly and indirectly affected by the horrendous conflict across Yemen.

09 Aug 2018 description

KEY ISSUES:

• Violence in several governorates has killed tens of civilian, including children and women, and continues to displace thousands of other people.

• As of 05 August, 50,552 households have been displaced from Al Hudaydah and 47,400 households (93 per cent of caseload) have received assistance through the rapid response mechanism (RRM)

• More than 1.4 million people in need of assistance live in districts with high access constraints. Food and fuel imports declined by 18 and 20 per cent, respectively, in July

09 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

Lisa Schlein

GENEVA — More than one-quarter million people in Yemen have been immunized against cholera. But, the three-day oral cholera vaccination campaign, held by the World Health Organization and U.N. children's fund between August 4 and 6, has fallen short of its mark by half.

The World Health Organization reports more than 3,000 local health workers have reached 266,000 people above the age of one with oral cholera vaccine. This is about half of the one-half million people WHO and partners had hoped to immunize against this deadly disease.

08 Aug 2018 description

Current major event

Emergency risk communication in outbreaks

To provide WHO Member States, partners and stakeholders involved in emergency preparedness and response with the most up-to-date best practices on Emergency Risk Communication, this year WHO published “Communicating risk in public health emergencies - A WHO guideline for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice”.

Editorial note

08 Aug 2018 description

22.2 million People are in need of humanitarian assistance

2 million People are internally displaced

2.2 million People are aimed to be supported by IOM

Key Highlights

  • IOM initiated kitchens in four schools in Hudaydah where displaced people are currently residing. Through these kitchens and other facilities, over 20,400 hot meals have been served since the current crisis began.

08 Aug 2018 description

HODEIDAH, Yemen – Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls, UNFPA has announced. Some 14,000 of these women and girls are likely to encounter pregnancy-related complications requiring emergency care, but access to health services has been severely limited by the ongoing crisis.

07 Aug 2018 description

IOM: USD 45 Million Needed for 2018-2020 Migrant Response in Horn of Africa, Yemen

Nairobi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its partners launched, on 6 August, a Regional Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for the Horn of Africa and Yemen through which they are appealing to the international community for USD 45 million. The plan details support to migrants on the move in the Horn of Africa and Yemen from 2018 to 2020.

06 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Over a year after cholera broke out in Yemen, killing more than 2,000 people, the disease is back and spreading fast in the Houthi-held port city of Hudaydah; a target of continued air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition to regain control of the city.

05 Aug 2018 description

Highlights

• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) Information Management and Communications mission was conducted to Sana’a.

• The ETC is recruiting a second IT assistant to be based in the UN Common Accommodation Facility (UNCAF) in Sana’a to cope with the increasing demand for the ETC Internet connectivity service and support.

03 Aug 2018 description
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Sana’a, 03 August 2018 – Yemen’s largest hospital, Al Thawra, was struck in Hodeidah on 2 August. Preliminary reports from authorities and humanitarian staff on the ground confirm multiple deaths and injuries caused by strikes at the hospital and near-by locations.

“This is shocking,” said Ms. Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. “Hospitals are protected under international humanitarian law. Nothing can justify this loss of life.”

02 Aug 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13442

SECURITY COUNCIL
8323RD MEETING (PM)

Permanent Representative Decries Houthi Attacks on Oil Tankers, Efforts to Impose Sectarian Agenda

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Yemen told the Security Council today that he plans to invite parties to the conflict in that country to Geneva on 6 September for consultations on a potential framework for talks, confidence‑building measures and plans for moving the peace process forward.

02 Aug 2018 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam's response to today's horrific bombing of the fish market and hospital in the city of Hudaydah

Oxfam condemned today's attacks and called on all parties to the conflict to respect international law and protect civilians from harm.

The attack came as the UN Security Council met to discuss the situation in Yemen, during which the UN Special Envoy announced that parties would meet in Geneva in September. This is a welcome step towards revitalising peace efforts.

01 Aug 2018 description

Quote from Mohamed Abdi, NRC's Country Director in Yemen:

"People fleeing now are utterly desperate - desperate for somewhere safe to sleep, desperate for something to eat, desperate for a situation that will allow them to go home."

People who have fled are taking shelter wherever they can - in highly-congested houses, repurposed schools, damaged buildings and empty markets. If we can't get enough food and clean water to these families each day, the risk of a major disease outbreak like cholera grows exponentially.

01 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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UNICEF calls for immediate halt to attacks on water facilities and civilian infrastructure in Yemen

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore

SANA’A/NEW YORK, 1 August 2018 - “Attacks against civilian facilities and services are unacceptable, inhumane and in breach of the basic laws of war.

“Ongoing violence and repeated attacks on lifesaving civilian infrastructure in Hodeida are a direct threat to the survival of hundreds of thousands of children and their families.

29 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights

• In June, the security situation in Al Hudaydah deteriorated as clashes erupted, leading to the displacement of more than 121,000 people. UNICEF continues to express its concern around child protection and the safety of civilians.

29 Jul 2018 description
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Sana’a, 29 July 2018 – On 26, 27 and 28 July, airstrikes occurred near a reproductive health centre and public laboratory in Hodeidah and hit and damaged a sanitation facility in Zabid and a water station, which supplies the majority of the water to Hodeidah City.

“For weeks, we’ve been doing everything possible to help hundreds of thousands of people living in and near Hodeidah” said Ms. Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. “These airstrikes are putting innocent civilians at extreme risk.”