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Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 5 December 2017

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The humanitarian situation has been deteriorating rapidly in Sana’a and surrounding governorates following heavy fighting between Houthi and Saleh forces.

At least 125 people have been killed and more than 230 wounded in the last seven days. Civilians are trapped in their homes, unable to move to safer locations. Food, WASH, and health needs have been reported.

Humanitarian personnel in Sana’a remain in lock-down, unable to provide assistance due to ongoing clashes. No humanitarian flights to Sana'a airport have been authorised.

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Humanitarian access constraints linked to targeted violence against aid workers is increasing in eastern DRC.

In Tanganyika, at least 11 attacks against aid workers were recorded within a month, between late October and late November, while 76 had been reported from January to August (an average of a little less than 10 per month) throughout the entire country. This led four aid organisations to suspend their operations in Kalemie and Nyunzu territories. In Masisi territory, Nord-Kivu, several organisation suspended their operations due to insecurity at the end of November and an MSF compound was attacked in Mweso on 4 December.

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Updated: 05/12/2017 Next GEO updated on Tuesday 12 December