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21 Mar 2018 description
report CARE

AMMAN, Jordan (March 21, 2018) – After three years of brutal conflict, Yemeni people have been left sick, starving, and in the dark, warns international aid organization CARE. An analysis of satellite images by Prof. Xi Li and Prof. Deren Li of China’s Wuhan University shows that Yemen’s cities have lost more than half of their electricity since the escalation of the conflict. Twelve of Yemen’s 21 provinces have lost more than 70 percent of their light compared to before the war, with some losing as much as 95%.

19 Mar 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

22.2 million people in need

2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

956,076 IDP returnees

1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

280,692 refugees and asylum seekers

Funding

USD 198.7 M requested in 2018

Operational Update

18 Mar 2018 description

SANA’A, YEMEN, 16 March 2018 -- The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and national health authorities have completed a large-scale vaccination campaign to control the spread of diphtheria in Yemen.

The campaign targeted nearly 2.7 million children aged 6 weeks to 15 years in 11 governorates. It focused on locations reporting suspected cases of diphtheria and areas at high risk of spread of the infectious respiratory disease. More than 6000 health workers were mobilized during the campaign, including for community engagement and the administration of the vaccine.

14 Mar 2018 description

1. Highlights

Diphtheria

  • As of 10 March 2018, the local health authorities reported a total of 1,294 suspected diphtheria cases including 73 associated deaths (CFR=5.6%).

  • 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 40% of associated deaths.

12 Mar 2018 description

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

Country Profiles

Djibouti

09 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Al Hudaydah Port remains open to humanitarian and commercial shipments

• Violence displaces more than 4,100 households within and from Al Hudaydah

• Risk of Famine persists amid ongoing conflict, limited food and fuel imports

• KSA and GoUAE pledge $930 million to UN response plan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Feb 2018 description

1.1 Diphtheria Highlights

• According to MoPHP (24 February 2018), there are 1,172 probable diphtheria cases, including 72 associated deaths, in 168 districts among 20 governorates.

• The most affected governorates are Ibb (433 cases) and Al Hudaydah (145) Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is 6.1 %. Children under the 5 years of age represent 20 % of probable cases and 36% of deaths.

• Contacts traced by district RRTs in 10 governorates: 517 (up to week 52), and 2,882 (weeks 1-7).

27 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13227

SECURITY COUNCIL
8191ST MEETING (AM)

As catastrophic levels of starvation, disease and violence continued to ravage Yemen, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy told the Security Council today that a peace agreement had nearly been reached and only the country’s decision makers could stop the war and bloodshed.

27 Feb 2018 description

New York, 27 February 2018

Mr. President,

I provide this update to the Security Council today on behalf of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock.

After three years of conflict, conditions in Yemen are catastrophic. A record 22.2 million people need humanitarian assistance or protection – including 8.4 million people who are severely food insecure.

27 Feb 2018 description
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Access constraints in the northern governorates

Humanitarian organisations continue to confront obstacles to reaching people in need across the northern governorates. In Hajjah and Raymah governorates, in recent weeks, implementing partners have been held up on three separate occasions at checkpoints after returning from humanitarian missions.

27 Feb 2018 description

RIYADH, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a cholera epidemic in Yemen that killed more than 2,000 people could flare up again in the rainy season.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

25 Feb 2018 description

1.1 Diphtheria Highlights

• According to MoPHP (10 February 2018), there are 1,032 probable diphtheria cases, including 64 associated deaths, in 161 districts among 20 governorates.

• The most affected governorates are Ibb (407) and Al Hudaydah (133) Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is 6.1%. Children under the 5 years of age represent 30 % of probable cases and 47 % of deaths.

22 Feb 2018 description
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IMPACT ON WOMEN AND GIRLS

Yemeni civilians have been bearing the brunt of a conflict that led to the collapse of the economy and social services, and to the severe disruption of livelihoods in the three years since its escalation, making Yemen the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Yemen
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Introduction

Yemenis have bid farewell to 2017 with sad memories of crises and tragedies that happened throughout the year and affected lands and people in Yemen. However, we are receiving 2018 with a glimmer of hope in our hearts that peace will be achieved and all Yemenis will smile again.

22 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam
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Humanitarian Context

20 Feb 2018 description
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UPDATE FROM THE HUMANITARIAN HUBS

Aden: Protracted hostilities on Yemen’s west coast are leading an increasing number of people fleeing their homes towards southern governorates. As of 12 February, humanitarian partners in Aden have recorded over 7,100 households displaced since December 2017.
Approximately 500 newly displaced households were reported having arrived within the last week. Most IDPs originate from the governorates of Al Hudaydah, Taizz and Al Bayda.