UNHCR Yemen Factsheet - March 2017

Situation Report
Originally published



803,393 IDPs provided with NFIs since March 2015 to March 2017

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

190,491 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 the authorities in 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 war and insecurity which impedes access to people of concern and endangers humanitarian workers.

  • UNHCR leads the multi-sector response for refugees and asylum-seekers, in urban settings and in Kharaz camp, maintaining regular interaction with national and local authorities, international and national NGOs and 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 together with IOM also co-leads the Task Force on Population Movements (TFPM) which collects, analyses and disseminates 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, and to inform effective humanitarian response planning.