UNHCR Yemen Factsheet - February 2017

Situation Report
Originally published



763,363 IDPs provided with NFIs since March 2015 to February 2017

134,149 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016

63,712 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016

63,067 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016


 The Office maintains a collaborative relationship with both the de facto authorities in the capital Sana’a and the Government of Yemen currently operating from Aden in the South to safeguard the protection space and improve access to basic services for people of concern across the country. Cooperation on the ground is challenged by the ongoing conflict and insecurity which impedes access to target populations and endangers humanitarian workers.

 UNHCR leads the multi-sector response for refugees and asylum-seekersin Yemen, in urban settings and in Kharaz refugee camp, maintaining regular interaction with national and local authorities, international and national NGOs and with refugee community leaders.

 As for the IDP response throughout Yemen, UNHCR leads the Protection and the Shelter/Camp Coordination and Camp Management and NFI Clusters. UNHCR also co-leads the Task Force on Population Movements (TFPM) with IOM to collect, analyse and disseminate data, trends and characteristics of internal displacement in Yemen. TFPM activities are essential to further understanding of internal displacement patterns, including the locations and specific needs of IDP families, to inform effective humanitarian response planning and resource mobilization.