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14 Jan 2020 description
report Save the Children

Save the children warns of an epidemic, as 52,000 suspected cases are recorded in the country.

Seventy-eight children under 16 have already died in the outbreak of Dengue related illness in Yemen[i], with more than 52,000 suspected cases being recorded across the country. Save the Children warned this could signal the start of an epidemic.

11 Jan 2020 description
report IHH

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation delivered humanitarian aid to almost 11 thousand victims and deprived people in Yemen where the humanitarian crisis is continuing.

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation is continuing its aid operations in Yemen where the humanitarian crisis has reach fatal dimensions. IHH delivered aid to 10.918 victims and deprived individuals in Yemen’s Hadhramaut , Marib and Al-Jawf regions. The operations carried out with a team of four people are as follows:

01 Jan 2020 description

In Numbers

  • 12.73 million people assisted in November

  • 124,504 mt of general food assistance dispatched

  • USD 5.3 million cash-based transfers made. USD 19 million value of redeemed food vouchers

  • USD 559 million six months net funding requirements (January 2020 - June 2020)

Operational Updates

01 Jan 2020 description

SHABWA, 1st January, 2020 (WAM) -- The UAE, represented by the Zakat Fund and through its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has sent a medical aid shipment to combat a dengue fever epidemic in Bayhan District, Shabwa Governorate, in response to the calls of relevant authorities and Yemeni citizens.

Mohammed Salem Hady, Director of the Health and Population Office of Bayhan District, stated that the ERC responded promptly to the calls and provided the required medical supplies to combat dengue fever.

29 Dec 2019 description

In Numbers

  • 24.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance*
  • 3.65 million people internally displaced
  • 20.1 million people are food insecure

*According to the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

Highlights

• WFP provided general food assistance to 12.73 million Yemeni people in November. This is the highest number of people reached with general food assistance to date.

• WFP-led UNHAS established a new air route between Aden and Mukalla.

26 Dec 2019 description
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• According to the United Nations Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting, 7 children were killed, 29 children were injured, and 2 boys were recruited by parties to the conflict in November.

• In November, there have been 43,831 suspected Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera cases and 12 associated deaths. Over 11,000 AWD/cholera cases, a quarter of the national caseload, were treated in 328 Oral Rehydration Centres (ORC) and 70 Diarrhoea Treatment Centres (DTC).

24 Dec 2019 description
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Attacks on civilians in Sa'ada a cause for concern P01

Thousands of migrants gather at the Saudi border after hazardous journey through Yemen P02

Humanitarian partners respond to dengue outbreak P02

The Yemen aid operation on course P03

Attacks on civilians in Sa'ada a cause for concern

09 Dec 2019 description
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• In October, 3 children were killed, 16 children were injured and 3 boys were recruited by various parties to the conflict.

• 59,297 suspected Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera cases were identified and 50 associated deaths were recorded (0.08 case fatality rate) in October. UNICEF treated over 14,000 AWD/cholera suspected cases (one quarter of the national caseload).

• Due to fuel crisis, in Ibb, Dhamar and Al Mahwit, home to around 400,000 people, central water systems were forced to shut down completely.

05 Dec 2019 description

MOCHA, 5th December, 2019 (WAM) -- The UAE dispatched a mobile clinic to combat the spread of dengue fever in Al Shadhliyah, Mocha District, in Yemen.

On its first day, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, clinic received 51 patients, including 12 with dengue fever while the others suffered from watery diarrhoea and respiratory diseases.

Salim Al Maradi, Head of Al Shadhliyah, said that dengue fever and acute watery diarrhoea are spreading quickly in their area and nearby communities.

25 Nov 2019 description
  • On 20 November, artillery shells hit Ar Raqw market in Monabbih, in Northern Sa’ada ‎Governorate. There were 35 estimated causalities, with at least 10 civilians killed and others injured including at least one woman and one child. All casualties were reportedly African migrants. The injured have been transferred to various hospitals and health centres.
  • Last week, 10 people died of dengue fever in Taiz Governorate. According to local health authorities, the toll is expected to increase.
19 Nov 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The conflict continues to intensify, sparking multiple frontline. An estimated 70,000 men, women and children have either lost their lives or suffered serious injuries as a result of the conflict.

• There are 156 recorded attacks on health facilities and incidents involving health care workers that have jeopardized our emergency response, endangering health facilities, health care workers, patients and the surrounding communities including civilian infrastructure – like water, sanitation and health.

09 Oct 2019 description
  • A seasonal spike in dengue has been reported, with more cases in 2019 than in previous years. There have been 14,540 suspected cases of dengue fever, with 79 associated deaths recorded since the beginning of the year. The increased reporting is also likely linked to an increased number of surveillance sites and improved case detection, definition and reporting.