UNHCR Yemen Factsheet - November 2015 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 30 Nov 2015

Highlights

265,833 Registered refugees as of 31 October

9,146 Registered asylum seekers as of 31 October

2,305,048 Internally Displaced People as of 14 October

71,780 New arrivals to Yemen in 2015 as of 31 October

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

One of the poorest countries in the region, Yemen is the only country in the Arabian Peninsula that is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. Since late March, the already severe conditions in the country substantially worsened with the escalation in the armed conflict. Up to 9 November, the World Health Organization has documented some 5,723 deaths and 26,969 injuries, including refugees and humanitarian workers, as a result of the conflict. However, as these figures are facility-based, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher. In Yemen, 21.2 million persons are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, including access to food, health care and safe drinking water.