Oxfam Yemen Situation Report #30, 30 October 2016

Situation Report
Originally published


Humanitarian Context

Health authorities in Yemen confirmed a cholera outbreak on 6 October 2016, posing an increased health risk to the population especially children. The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) announced that a total of 11 out of 25 suspected diarrhea cases have been confirmed as Cholera cases in the capital, Sana’a.As of 30 October 2016, a total of 1410 suspected cases of cholera, including 45 associated deaths have been reported. Laboratoryconfirmed cases of cholera have been reported from Taiz, Aden, Lahj, Al‐Hudaydah, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al‐Baida and and Ibb governorates.(WHO, 30 OCt 2016) Economy and public sector‐ There are reports that some sections of the public sector have beenpaid; however, they have only received a proportion of previous month’s overdue payments. As a result, government services have slowed or come to a complete stop. The political rancor over the location of the Central Bank of Yemen (in either Aden or Sana’a) remains a highly contentious issue. As ERC Stephen O’Brien noted, Yemen is “one step away from famine”.