IOM Yemen Hudaydah Response Bulletin: 22 July 2018, Situation Report: 8 - 14 July 2018


22.2 million People are in need of humanitarian assistance

2 million People are internally displaced

2.2 million People are aimed to be supported by IOM

Key Highlights

  • IOM Yemen and the National Authority for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Response (NAMCHA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work towards a systematic approach for assessing and reporting on internally displaced persons and migrants. This MOU would facilitate Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) coverage in all Governorates across Yemen. Discussions are ongoing between NAMCHA and the UN system—greatly supported by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen—about the way forward to roll it out.

  • Provided shelter/NFIs to 1,400 families and separately distributed 177 transit kits and 33 mattresses as needed in Hudaydah. Additionally, served 14,573 hot meals, distributed 603 food baskets, 5,408 water bottles, 164 boxes of dry snacks and juice packs, and 400 boxes of dates in various IDP locations since the crisis began.

  • Distributed Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) kits—containing enough food rations for a family for a week, basic hygiene requirements and other essentially items—among 3,036 displaced families from Hudaydah.

  • Provided 2,797 medical consultations, 127 antenatal care services to pregnant women, 239 reproductive health consultations, 327 MHPSS services, and 153 nutrition consultations following the Hudaydah crisis.


Escalation of armed clashes in Hudaydah is into its sixth week, with periods of relative calm interspersed with intensified conflict. Displacement within Hudaydah Governorate and to neighbouring Governorates continues, with humanitarian activities focused on delivering assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Humanitarian Service Points and Transit Sites through the rapid response mechanism. As of 18 July, 47,380 households (284,280 individuals) have been displaced, with 6,925 households (41,550 individuals) verified by the humanitarian partners. Commercial activities are slowly resuming, although many roads within and surrounding the city remain inaccessible. More IDPs are being registered daily, however insecurity still bars access to some areas where they may be located. An increasing number of health facilities are temporarily closing due to the security situation. Prevention efforts are ongoing to curb the escalation of cholera.