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22 Sep 2017 description
Nearly 21 million people in Yemen need emergency aid or protection. However, the country does not receive the international attention it deserves, said Mark Lowcock.
20 Sep 2017 description
The unprecedented cholera epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people and infected nearly 700,000 since 27 April. Humanitarian partners have ramped up their response to cholera.
05 Sep 2017 description
At least 5,000 civilians, including 1,120 children, have been killed and more than 8,500 wounded in the conflict, according to the UN Human Rights Office, since war broke out in March 2015.
04 Sep 2017 description
Sixty-two organizations state that an inquiry should be given the mandate to establish the facts and circumstances of alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
01 Sep 2017 description
The Yemen Stabilisation Programme begins the first phase of a project that aims to spur skill development and small business growth within the war-torn country.
30 Aug 2017 description
Aid organisations have warned that the rainy season could exacerbate a cholera epidemic in Yemen. Since it began four months ago, it has infected more than half a million people.
28 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank
The grant will expand the scope of the ongoing Emergency Health and Nutrition Project to reach 4.5 million Yemenis with access to water and sanitation services, addressing the source of the epidemic.
18 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council
Despite his best efforts in the last two years, he has been unable to make any significant improvements in the war-torn country, Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council.
14 Aug 2017 description
Suspected cases of the deadly waterborne disease continue to rage across the country, infecting an estimated 5,000 people per day; 2,000 people have died since April.
10 Aug 2017 description
Shortly after the tragedy, staff from IOM found the shallow graves of 29 migrants on a beach in Shabwa, a Yemeni governorate along the Arabian Sea, during a routine patrol.
09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council
UN Security Council issued presidential statement to urge greater humanitarian access to famine-threatened Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and north-east Nigeria.
09 Aug 2017 description
A pattern of recent airstrikes has killed and injured dozens of civilians in the Sa'ada and Taiz governorates in Yemen. Nine members of one family were killed and three critically injured in the latest incident.
05 Aug 2017 description
Attacks on a house in As Safra District and on a private vehicle in Razih District have reportedly resulted in the death of at least 12 civilians, including women and children, and the injury of 10 more people.
02 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children says more than 1,000,000 acutely malnourished under-fives are living in areas with high levels of infection. Malnourished children are at least three times more likely to die if they contract cholera.
01 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service
UNDP Country Director Auke Lootsma emphasized that due to the scope of the crisis combined with a lack of funding and access, humanitarians “are asked to cover gaps that are well beyond” their mandates and capacities.
21 Jul 2017 description
report Oxfam
It is feared that the total number of people infected could eventually rise to over 600,000, making it one of the largest outbreaks since records began in 1949, says Oxfam.
19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
As humanitarians reach at least 10 million people each month in the 4 countries, UNICEF calls for further international efforts to save nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.
16 Jul 2017 description
The situation is particularly worrying in 'hot spots’ like Ibb, Raymah, Dhamar, Hajjah and Al Mahwit, where case fatality ratios now exceed the WHO's 1% emergency threshold.
13 Jul 2017 description
Since 27 April, the number of suspected cholera cases has risen to 320,199, including 1,742 deaths. But despite the scale and unprecedented nature of this crisis, funding remains dangerously low.
12 Jul 2017 description
Crop production last year already fell by 40 per cent compared with the pre-conflict average. This year, the harvest will be even lower due to poor rains, the FAO Director-General told the UN Security Council today.