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15 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has developed a contingency plan based on a worst-case scenario and presented it to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) during the Cluster Defence meetings.

• The ETC is currently developing a project proposal for an additional Services for Communities (S4C) project in Sana’a University, which would involve the ETC rehabilitating the IT infrastructure at the university to allow students to continue their studies.

Situation Overview

01 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Highlights

  • The security situation in Yemen continued to deteriorate in May, especially along the West coast and around the city of Al Hudaydah. UNICEF is concerned around child protection and safety of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

24 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Conflict and natural hazards endanger agricultural livelihoods

  • Below-average cereal harvest estimated for 2017, stable cereal import requirements

  • Almost 18 million people estimated to be food insecure

Conflict and natural hazards endanger agricultural livelihoods

14 Jun 2018 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 22.2M People in need 2M IDPs

  • 89% of IDPs displaced for more than a year

  • 956K IDP returnees

  • CRIs 1M recipients of CRIs since March 2015

  • 279K refugees and asylum seekers

  • $198.7M requested in 2018

  • $108.6M received as of June 2018

  • 55% funded

OPERATIONAL UPDATE

13 Jun 2018 description

Kuwait, June 13 (BNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas said that volunteer teams are spread in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Yemen, the Philippines, Lebanon, Pakistan and Bangladesh to help those affected by natural or man-made disasters.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Al-Barjas said that KRCS intensified its efforts and support during the holy month of Ramadan for those affected and needy to alleviate their suffering.

She stressed the importance of highlighting the pioneering role of Kuwait in the humanitarian field.

12 Jun 2018 description

In response to the Cyclone Makunu that hit the Socotra Governorate in Yemen from 23 to 25 May 2018, the WFPled Logistics Cluster coordinated airlifts of humanitarian cargo from Aden to Socotra with the aircraft normally prepositioned in Djibouti to carry out airlifts to Sana’a. The aircraft moved from Djibouti to Aden on 29 May, and one Logistics Cluster staff was deployed to Aden as well to implement the response.

09 Jun 2018 description

Norway will provide a further NOK 30 million to alleviate the situation in Somalia. The funds will be channelled through the Somalia Humanitarian Fund, which is administered by the UN, and through Save the Children Norway and Norwegian Church Aid.

'Over the last year, Somalia has been severely affected by drought. Now, the population has been hit by flash floods and river flooding. The authorities and humanitarian actors are doing their best to respond to the situation. It is important that Norway also does its part,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

09 Jun 2018 description

West Africa remains dry, while heavy rain is forecast over Kenya

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

  2. A slow onset to seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

  3. Delays in seasonal rainfall across the southern Gulf of Guinea countries has led to strengthening moisture deficits throughout the region.

08 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict intensifies in Al Hudaydah Governorate; humanitarian actors prepare for additional displacement

  • First containerized vessel delivers supplies to Al Hudaydah Port since November 2017 port closures

  • Health actors launch cholera and diphtheria vaccination campaigns in high-risk areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Jun 2018 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by the OCHA Yemen office. The next report will be issued when additional information on the emergency becomes available.

I. KEY HIGHLIGHTS

• The people of Socotra might be at risk of increased hunger unless immediate resources are mobilized.

• Access to shelter, non-food items and drinking water are critical priorities as supplies are either not available in the market or not affordable to most people.

06 Jun 2018 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• The inter-cluster assessment team completes its mission to Nowgd area in Socotra

• The humanitarian community prepares for a possible increase in displacement along the western coast

• The number of vessels that discharged cargo at Red Sea Ports has increased by 55 per cent in May compared to previous month

THE RESPONSE TO CYCLONE “MEKUNU” CONTINUES IN SOCOTRA

05 Jun 2018 description

5 June 2018 – Within a week, 2 record-setting tropical cyclones that formed in the Gulf of Aden made landfall, wreaking widespread havoc in Somalia, Oman and Yemen. The World Health Organization is supporting direct response efforts in Somalia and Yemen, while Oman relies on its preparedness developed in partnership with WHO.

01 Jun 2018 description

Sana’a, Yemen – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is supporting the island of Socotra after it was devastated by Cyclone Mekunu on 23 May. Working with inter-cluster partners and local authorities on the ground, IOM has determined the most urgent needs to be food and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

01 Jun 2018 description

Continued port functioning critical as increased conflict continues in Al Hudaydah

Key Messages

31 May 2018 description

This bulletin is for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

Tropical cyclone Mekunu (22 - 27 May) has caused human casualties and loss of property in Socotra and Al Maharah governorates.

I. Socotra: Now the situation in Socotra is in the phase of Rescue, Search and Response. The weather is calm. On 26 May, the airport and the port of Socotra resumed functioning. Authorities and several humanitarian organizations continue to monitor and respond to the situation.

31 May 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Mekunu hits Yemen and Oman, while West Africa records mixed rainfall

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Insufficient rain since January has resulted in large moisture deficits and below-average vegetation conditions over portions of northwestern Angola.

  2. Poorly-distributed rain since late February has resulted in abnormal dryness across central and northeastern Ethiopia.

31 May 2018 description

Saudi Reconstruction Program in Yemen has announced the opening of the first office in the island of Socotra and the program’s beginning to alleviate the humanitarian conditions in the area. Not only is the Program moving people away from the tents and makeshift stone houses into suitable housing, it is also implementing infrastructure projects including roads, electricity, water and sanitation. The Program is also working on providing basic services, such as health and education, and is supporting those working in fishery, agriculture, and livestock.

31 May 2018 description

Kuwait, May 30 (BNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced dispatch of the first planeload of relief supplies to the people of Socotra Island, recently hit by a fierce storm.

31 May 2018 description
report Government of Oman

Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour al Hasani, Minister of Information, on Wednesday met editors-in-chief of local newspapers and DGs of the private radio and TV stations. During the meeting, the minister praised the print, audio, visual and electronic media for facing challenges during the coverages of Cyclone Mekunu that hit the governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta. He appreciated the role of journalists, especially those who have been in the field, and praised the role played by the media in providing accurate information.