During December 2017, 17 incidents of violence against health care were reported. Of these, 16 have been verified and one still being verified (in the besieged area). Among the verified attacks, six incidents were reported on hospitals, three in Hama (two in Kafr Zeita and one in Latmana sub districts). two in Idleb (Ma'arrat An Nu'man and Khan Shaykun), while one incident reported on a hospital in Dara.
There has been a clear shift in Yemen towards integrated (multi-sectoral) programming following the March 2017 Yemen Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). As the risk of famine rose, there was widespread realization of the complexity of the situation that is not only related to malnutrition and food insecurity, but also to underlying causative factors emanating from other sectors.
Subsequently, the WASH and Health were also integrated due to the criticality of these sectors in any famine prevention actions in Yemen.