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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.

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Djibouti

25 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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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
report UN Children's Fund
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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

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.

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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