UNHCR Regional Update - Yemen Situation #37 (March 2016)

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Mar 2016 View Original

KEY FIGURES

3,197,543
People affected by the conflict (in Yemen and adjacent countries), including refugees and internally displaced persons prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

2,755,916
Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

173,753
Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.

267,874
Refugees in Yemen assisted with protection assistance and life sustaining interventions and items.

407,576
Internally displaced Yemenis reached in Yemen with emergency relief items since the onset of the crisis by UNHCR and partners.

FUNDING

USD 172.2 Million
Requested by UNHCR for the situation

UNHCR’s Supplementary Appeal for the Yemen Situation Emergency Response, January – December 2016, is available here

HIGHLIGHTS

Yemen:
- On 30 March, the Humanitarian Country Team adopted its strategy for IDP response in Yemen aimed at providing a framework for a coordinated, multi-sector response.
- On 20 March, UNHCR sent thirteen trucks with emergency relief items to Taizz, accessing the governorate from Aden for the first time in nine months.
- Co-led by UNHCR and IOM, the Task Force on Population Movement published its 8th report validating a total figure of 2,755,916 IDPs in Yemen as of 31 March 2016.

Djibouti:
- Based on returned refugee cards and attestations, 555 Yemeni refugees have returned from Obock to Bab-al-Mandab, Yemen.

Ethiopia:
- After UNHCR advocacy, the government authorized preparations for a seventh relocation of 120 registered Somali refugees from Jijiga to Melkadida camps.

Somalia:
- The information campaign launched in September 2015 on the dangers of travelling to Yemen is ongoing.

Sudan:
- The majority of Yemeni children in Sudan do not attend school due in part to associated fees and transportation expenses.