Yemen

Oxfam Yemen Situation Report #14, 8 February 2016 [EN/AR]

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HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, resulting in multiple new displacements, especially in Nihm and Midi districts. The UN and other key stakeholders have not agreed on a date and a place for the next round of the peace talks. The process for the next ceasefire agreement is not clear either. The ongoing lack of decisive steps towards peace is deepening existing vulnerabilities in the country. IDPs and host communities alike are resorting to desperate coping strategies. On a relatively positive note, the supply of commodities and fuel has increased in this reporting period, which resulted in a slight drop in the prices of basic commodities.

On 27/01, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick discussed with the authorities in Al Hudaydah current challenges in the coordination of humanitarian work. The HC visited Oxfam’s operations in Az Zuhra and learned about our water, sanitation, shelter and cash interventions.