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30 May 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

22.2M People in need

2M IDPs 89% of IDPs displaced for more than a year

956K IDP returnees

CRI 1M recipients of CRIs since March 2015

279K refugees and asylum seekers

$198.7M requested in 2018

$107.6M received as of 30 May 2018

OPERATIONAL UPDATE

28 May 2018 description
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AMMAN/SANA’A, 28 May 2018 – Nearly 1.5 million of the most vulnerable families in Yemen – an estimated 9 million people - have received emergency cash transfers from the Emergency Cash Transfer Project implemented by UNICEF and funded and supported by the World Bank’s International Development Association.

The joint UNICEF-World Bank emergency cash transfer project was launched in mid-2017 and this week concluded its second payment to the most vulnerable Yemenis. A third payment is being planned for August 2018.

27 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights

  • The security situation in Yemen deteriorated in April with attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including a UNICEF constructed water system, and the tragic death of an international humanitarian aid worker. Further, this month 61 children were verified as killed and 67 children were maimed.

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
report UN Children's Fund
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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.