YEMEN HUMANITARIAN HEADLINES
1.9 million people internally displaced 21.1 million people in need of assistance - OCHA
In response to the current crisis Oxfam has supported 309,764 individuals
Hajja and Hodeidah
Oxfam in Hajja and Hodeidah has now provided 245,994 people with safe and clean water. This includes both internally displaced people and the host community. Oxfam is also doing public health promotion activities, constructing latrines and distributing hygiene and shelter kits, that include mattresses, kitchen sets, cleaning products, etc... In Al Hudaydah governorate Oxfam recently provided 15,000 people with cash so they can buy food and other needs in local markets.
In Amran, Oxfam scaled up its activities to provide clean and safe water to 34,587 people in 105 locations and 142 distribution points in the Huth, Khamir and Al-Qafla districts. On average, each person is receiving 14 litres per day. The team is setting up a new water network and rehabilitating old ones to ensure a more sustainable access to water. The team has also done public health promotion to complement this.
After assessing the situation in Taiz, Oxfam scaled up its operations there and is now trucking clean drinking water to 169 dispalced households living in 9 schools and public buildings in Al Shamayatayn district.
Oxfam is coordinating with Aden Local Water and Sanitation Corporation (LWSC) to resume its support to the LWSC operation.