UNHCR Yemen Factsheet - October 2015 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 28 Oct 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

264,615 Registered refugees as of 30 September

8,772 Registered asylum seekers as of 30 September

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

59,152 New arrivals to Yemen in 2015 as of 30 September

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. From 19 March to 16 October, the World Health Organization has documented some 5,604 deaths and 26,703 injuries, including refugees and aid 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, 21.1 million persons are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, including access to food, health care and safe drinking water.