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04 Dec 2018 description
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Highlights - Deyr seasonal rains have underperformed so far.

  • Over 4.2 million people will need assistance in 2019.

  • Lughaye, six months after Cyclone Sagar.

  • IDP woman attains self-reliance.

  • Sustained humanitarian funding leads to reduced needs.

Deyr season records poor rains

Seasonal rains have underperformed so far

27 Nov 2018 description

The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Twentytwo million people, 75 per cent ofthe entire population, require some form of humanitarian assistance and protection, including 8.4 million Yemenis who do not know where their next meal will come from.

10 Nov 2018 description


22.2M People in need
2M Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)
89% of IDPs displaced for more than a year
1M IDP returnees
236K IDPs were assisted through the Al-Hudaydah response
280K refugees and asylum seekers
$198.7M requested in 2018
$131.5M received as of 23 October 2018

Situation Update

09 Nov 2018 description


  • Heightened insecurity in Al Hudaydah continues to result in civilian casualties, constrain humanitarian access, and threaten infrastructure

  • More than 20 million Yemenis relied on negative coping strategies to feed their households in October

  • USAID partners provide assistance to address food insecurity, including critical health, nutrition, and WASH services


07 Nov 2018 description

Out of the belief in the national and humanitarian duty towards our fellow citizens in Al-Mahara Governorate affected by the Cyclone Luban, inflicting human and material damage at all levels and the civilian suffering of displacement and daily hardships in access to basic services such as food and shelter.

27 Oct 2018 description

MUKALLA, 27th October 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, today re-opened a number of roads in seven villages surrounding the city of Al Mukalla in Yemen.

The roads were either closed or damaged following Cyclone Luban which recently hit the Yemeni Governorate of Hadramaut and isolated the villages, inhabited by around 3,000 people.

The ERC shovel trucks cleared the debris from the asphalt roads after the heavy rain and floods and levelled the dirt roads linking the villages.

19 Oct 2018 description

- Ongoing insecurity in Al Hudaydah limits humanitarian access, results in civilian casualties and infrastructure damage
- Deteriorating economic conditions contribute to worsening household vulnerability, civil unrest in Aden
- Tropical Cyclone Luban makes landfall in southeastern Yemen, results in at least three deaths

17 Oct 2018 description
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Situation Overview

Thousands of people have been displaced by Tropical Cyclone “Luban” that made landfall on the coast of Yemen on 14 October. Three people are confirmed dead, 14 missing and more than 100 injured according to the Al Maharah Emergency Operations Room.

The cyclone lost strength and has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as of 15 October. In the last three days, several districts have been flooded following heavy rains, causing a significant number of houses to collapse.

17 Oct 2018 description
  • The passage of Tropical cyclone LUBAN from 8 to 14 October has caused flooding in the coastal district of Al Maharah Governorate in Yemen and in several areas of the border with Oman.
  • According to media reports, as of 17 October, three people died, 33 are injured and 2 000 families were affected in Al-Maharah (Yemen).
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain over south-west Yemen and the coastal governorates may continue to affect the country, including the areas already flooded.
16 Oct 2018 description


Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding since the beginning of October, affecting over 64,560 people in La Guajira department with the majority in Uribia municipality.

More than 90% of the population is indigenous and live in informal settlements. Flooding has led to crop damage and restricted access to food.

Waterborne disease are likely to spread as basic hygiene facilities are disrupted.

Urgent food, shelter and WASH needs have been reported.

15 Oct 2018 description

Sana’a, 15 October 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is dispatching emergency supplies to assist communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Luban that hit Socotra island and coastal areas of south-east Yemen on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, nearly 500 families were displaced to schools and other settlements due to Cyclone Luban. These numbers are expected to increase as meteorologists predict torrential rains and possible flooding and landslides.

14 Oct 2018 description

Cyclone Luban approaches southern Arabian Peninsula

14 Oct 2018 description

Le cyclone Luban s’approche du sud de la péninsule Arabique

12 Oct 2018 description
report Government of India

India Meteorological Department
Earth System Science Organisation (Ministry of Earth Sciences)

BULLETIN NO.: 36 (BOB 08/2018) and BULLETIN NO. : 46 (ARB 04/2018)
TIME OF ISSUE: 2130 HOURS IST DATED: 12.10.20180

12 Oct 2018 description
report Government of India

India Meteorological Department
Earth System Science Organisation
(Ministry of Earth Sciences)

BULLETIN NO.: 35 (BOB 08/2018) and BULLETIN NO. : 45 (ARB 04/2018)
TIME OF ISSUE: 1730 HOURS IST DATED: 12.10.20180

12 Oct 2018 description

Tropical Storm LUBAN expected to lead to winds of medium strength with moderate rainfall amounts in Bari and Sanaag regions in Somalia.

A tropical storm that developed in the northern Indian Ocean is expected to make a land fall in Yemen in 3 to 4 days. The storm poses an immediate threat to the shipping lane that links Somalia and Gulf states. Further, it may affect the coastal areas of Bari and Sanaag regions of Somalia in the next 48 to 72 hours from today (12 October 2018).

11 Oct 2018 description

Tropical cyclone Luban is expected to bring heavy rains to Yemen and Oman

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall in previous weeks has resulted in overflowing of the Niger and Benue Rivers of Nigeria. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to continue, maintaining high risks for flooding.