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09 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Aden clashes result in 39 deaths, halt humanitarian activities

• 2018 Yemen HRP requests nearly $3 billion • KSA-led Coalition launches relief and development plan for Yemen, pledges $1.5 billion in support

• Four mobile cranes arrive at Al Hudaydah Port to bolster port capacity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Feb 2018 description

6 February, 2018, Sana’a, Yemen – The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to use US$9.1 million from a new UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) grant to provide urgent health assistance to 630,000 vulnerable people in districts around Sana’a and al-Hudayda, including 189,000 internally displaced persons and 441,000 people from host communities.

31 Jan 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22.2 million people in Yemen need assistance in 2018 – one million more than in June 2017.

  • The 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan seeks US$2.96 billion to assist 13.1 million people.

  • Diphtheria has killed 48 Yemenis in 19 governorates.

  • In 2017, the YHF allocated $129 m to 53 partners to implement 111 projects.

The world’s worst man-made humanitarian crisis

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Yemen is experiencing one of the world's largest, most complex humanitarian crises. Almost the entire population—22.2 million people—requires humanitarian assistance. Conflict has led to the internal displacement of over 2 million people, left 1.25 million public sector workers without pay for a year, and undermined access to ports and airports, obstructing essential humanitarian and commercial deliveries. In addition, 16 million people lack access to safe water and there are over 1 million suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) and cholera.

29 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights

  • A partial blockade of Yemen’s ports continued for much of December, limiting the import of much needed commercial and humanitarian supplies.

  • On 20 December, the Saudi-led coalition announced a 30-day window to allow food and fuel into the country via all ports including Al Hudaydah.

23 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The scarcity of food and fuel commodities further worsened in December 2017 mainly due to the blockade and escalated conflicts and airstrikes. Governorates such as Taiz, Sa’ada, Sana’a, Al Hodieda,
    Sana’a City, Hajja, Al Baidha, and Shabwa suffered the most from scarcity of essential commodities.

22 Jan 2018 description
report Save the Children

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (January 22, 2018)— The death toll from Yemen’s diphtheria outbreak is likely to rise if a Saudi-led naval blockade continues to prevent vital supplies from entering the country, Save the Children is warning.

20 Jan 2018 description
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THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1
Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2
Ensure that all assistance promotes the protection, safety & dignity of affected people, and is provided equitably to men, women, boys and girls

16 Jan 2018 description

Seventeen aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel. A thirty-day concession period enabling the delivery of commercial supplies has brought only brief reprieve within the context of a sustained blockade on Yemen’s Red Sea Ports. Parties to Yemen’s conflict have a responsibility to minimise the impact of war on civilians in Yemen by mitigating all factors that exacerbate death and suffering, as over 8 million people are already on the verge of starvation.

12 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• First commercial ships arrive at Al Hudaydah Port since November 6 port closures

• Diphtheria outbreak nears 600 suspected cases as of December 31

• Escalated violence in December results in at least 245 civilian deaths, displaces 25,000 people in western Yemen

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Jan 2018 description

Current major event

Health threats reported in 2017

In 2017, a variety of emerging and reemerging infectious disease threats were reported in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Most of the threats began in 2016, including chikungunya in Pakistan, or were already endemic in the country, for example, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in Afghanistan. However, new threats, such as diphtheria in Yemen, have also been observed this year.

Editorial note

07 Jan 2018 description
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Cholera Situation Update:

The cumulative total of suspected cholera cases reported since 27th April 2017, reached 1,005,207 as of 24 December 2017, with 2,229 associated deaths reported across the country, the overall case fatality rate is 0.22%.

05 Jan 2018 description
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In the past month, there has been progress in opening Yemen’s critical Red Sea ports to commercial fuel and food shipments as well as the resumption of humanitarian shipments and flights. However, I remain deeply concerned by the deterioration in the humanitarian situation – a catastrophe made worse by recent increases in fighting and airstrikes.

04 Jan 2018 description

The spread of diphtheria - which can be prevented by vaccine - compounds widespread hunger and one of the worst cholera outbreaks ever recorded

By Stephanie Nebehay

GENEVA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

04 Jan 2018 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

02 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

IRIN’s editors sketch out the gloomy-looking horizon for next year

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.

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.

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.