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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.

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.

03 Feb 2018 description

1.1 Diphtheria Highlights

• According to MoPHP (3 February 2018), there are 943 probable diphtheria cases, including 62 associated deaths, in 157 districts among 20 governorates.

• The most affected governorates are Ibb (384) and Al Hudaydah (124). Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is 6.5%. Children under the 5 years of age represent 19% of probable cases and 37% of deaths.

• Contacts traced by district RRTs in 10 governorates: 1303 (up to week 52), and 1,457 (weeks 1-4).

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.

27 Jan 2018 description

1.1 Diphtheria Highlights

• According to MoPHP (27 January 2018), there are 849 probable diphtheria cases, including 56 associated deaths, in 143 districts among 19 governorates.

• The most affected governorates are Ibb (371) and Al Hudaydah (116). Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) is 6.6%. Children under the 5 years of age represent 19% of probable cases and 36% of deaths.

• Contacts traced by district RRTs in 10 governorates: 1303 (up to week 52), and 796 (weeks 1-3). • Weekly admissions to DIUs: 560 (up to week 52), 89 (week 1), and 63 (week 2).

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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Erin Taylor 267.250.8829 (M)

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.