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04 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict intensifies in northern and western Yemen, resulting in civilian casualties, water infrastructure destruction, and additional displacement

  • Low commercial imports contribute to high prices and shortages, hindering access to basic items and services

  • Health actors identify seven laboratoryconfirmed cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Apr 2018 description
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Highlights

  • The 26 March 2018 saw the third anniversary of the Yemen conflict, which continues to heavily impact the lives of children. As fighting continued this month, 16 children were reportedly killed and 39 were injured.

  • UNICEF launched a report highlighting the negative effects of conflict on children's education. It also appealed to warring parties to put an end to the war and all grave violations against children.

25 Apr 2018 description

1. Highlights

Diphtheria

  • As of 14 April 2018, the local health authorities reported a total of 1,584 suspected diphtheria cases including 85 associated deaths (CFR=5.4%).

• The diphtheria outbreak has affected 195 districts from 20 governorates. At governorate level, Ibb and Sana'a are the most affected governorates.

• Children (<5 years of age) represent 20% of suspected diphtheria cases and 38% of associated deaths. The most affected age group is 5-15 years old representing 44 % of the cases.

17 Apr 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13301

SECURITY COUNCIL
8235TH MEETING (AM)

With three quarters of Yemen’s population in need of international assistance and hostilities on the rise, senior officials briefing the Security Council this morning urged parties to the conflict to promptly resume peace talks or risk further escalating the world’s worst humanitarian emergency.

17 Apr 2018 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• Continued fighting in Yemen’s western governorates of Al Hudaydah and Taizz has displaced more than 19,000 households.

• The losses caused by the fire in the WFP warehouse in Al Hudaydah on 31 March amount to USD 5 million. A fire reportedly broke out in a WFP mobile storage unit for non-food items in Al Hudaydah city on 16 April. Initial reports indicate that the fire has caused minimal damage.

• A WHO-chartered cargo plane delivered 19 tons of medical supplies to Sana’a Airport.

10 Apr 2018 description
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Key issues:

  • The US$2.01 billion that was pledged last week by donors, if fully disbursed, will account for almost 70 per cent of the 2018 YHRP funding requirements.

  • Humanitarian response activities are ongoing in northern governorates despite intensified airstrikes and fighting, especially in Sa’ada and Al Jawf.

  • Analysis shows that more than 57 per cent of all districts were impacted by conflict in 2017; the worst affected witnessed daily airstrikes or armed clashes.

03 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces nearly $87 million in humanitarian funding for Yemen

  • Conflict displaces more than 94,400 people from and within Al Hudaydah and Ta’izz governorates

  • WFP vessel carrying 30,000 MT of wheat arrives in Aden

  • Vaccination campaign against diphtheria targets nearly 2.7 million children

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Apr 2018 description
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Key issues:

• More than 1.2 million people in need are located in the most inaccessible parts of Yemen

• A fire at a WFP warehouse in Al Hudaydah destroyed over 3,420 MT of relief food items

• A sharp escalation in aerial attacks was reported in Sa’ada and Al Jawf governorates

• Donors at a high-level pledging conference pledged $2.01billion for the 2018 YHRP

More than 9.2 million people in need in areas with high access constraints

03 Apr 2018 description

Today I announce that Australia will provide further humanitarian assistance to support communities in Yemen facing starvation and disease due to ongoing conflict.

The humanitarian situation in Yemen has been described by the UN as the world's worst man-made humanitarian crisis. Over 10,000 civilians have died since 2011, and more than 22 million people — 80 per cent of the population — need humanitarian assistance.

29 Mar 2018 description

Watch the MSF Field Report

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) head of mission Djoen Besselink recently returned from Yemen, where he witnessed how the country’s pervasive conflict has affected nearly every aspect of Yemeni life. Here he describes the situation.

29 Mar 2018 description

Increased fighting in Taizz and Al Hudaydah governorates has led to the displacement of more than 80,000 people between December 2017 and mid-March 2018. The Saudi-led coalition launched the offensive following the death on 4 December of former president Saleh, with the aim of advancing north along the Red Sea coastline and capturing new territories from the Houthis including Al Hudaydah port. After some advancement, frontlines have remained stalled since January, with conflict parties largely consolidating their positions. Spikes in violence have driven further displacement.

28 Mar 2018 description

Executive Summary

The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the health response, ensuring access to life-saving health services. This report covers the WHO and health partners’ response to this humanitarian crisis from January to December 2017, and spans five crucial parts: the Health Cluster, the Minimum Service Package (MSP), the cholera and diphtheria outbreaks, managing the treatment of endemic and noncommunicable diseases and financial priority needs and gaps.

Part 1: WHO supports health authorities and the Health Cluster

27 Mar 2018 description

WHAT: High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen hosted by the United Nations and the Governments of Switzerland and Sweden.

WHO: Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Mr. Ueli Maurer, Vice President of Switzerland and Minister of the Federal Department of Finance

Ms. Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate

WHEN: 3 April 2018 from 10.00 a.m. Media stakeout at 1.00 p.m.

27 Mar 2018 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for February 2018 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

Country Profiles

Djibouti

25 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

As delivered

Thank you - a warm welcome to all of you this morning.

I’ve just come out of Yemen. I’ve spent the last week both in the South and in the North of the country and wanted to share some hard-hitting observations. I wanted to also share with you the impact that three years of brutal war and decades of chronic underdevelopment is having on 11 million Yemeni boys and girls.

25 Mar 2018 description

1. Highlights

Diphtheria

  • As of 17 March 2018, the local health authorities reported a total of 1,368 suspected diphtheria cases including 76 associated deaths (CFR=5.5%).

  • The diphtheria outbreak has affected 179 districts from 20 governorates. Ibb and Al Hudaydah governorates are the most affected governorates.

  • Children (<5 years of age) represent 20 % of probable diphtheria cases and 41% of associated deaths. The most affected age group is 5-15 years old representing 45 % of the cases.

25 Mar 2018 description
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Highlights

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on the 16 February that former British diplomat Martin Griffiths would be the new UN Envoy for Yemen. Griffiths previously served as an adviser to three special envoys to Syria.

  • The killing and maiming of 53 and 92 children respectively, was documented and verified this month, in 12 governorates. Child casualties have also increased by three-fold in Al Hudaydah since previous month.

23 Mar 2018 description

Humanitarian intervention remains critical to mitigating more extreme levels of food insecurity in 2018

KEY MESSAGES