UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report, 8 - 21 July 2015 [EN/AR]



  • During the reporting period, the planned humanitarian pause did not materialise. UNICEF continued to deliver despite this but was unable to implement plans to rapidly scale up life-saving operations that are contingent on increased humanitarian access. As the fighting continues, the number of casualties grows and many families are prevented from accessing urgently needed basic services.

  • On 12 July, an airstrike reportedly hit the Sa’awan area in Sana’a affecting a minority Muhamasheen community. Although yet to be verified, some 100 homes were reportedly damaged, resulting in 36 deaths, 50 injuries, and the displacement of 450 families. Sixteen children reportedly died from this attack and 11 were injured.

  • Taiz Governorate has seen some of the most intense fighting over the past two weeks. Sixteen public health facilities are reportedly newly closed - leaving only 122 out of 200 (61 per cent) of health facilities functional in Taiz.

  • To date, UNICEF’s Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) has verified 365 children killed and 484 children injured, as well as 318 children recruited by armed groups, although actual numbers are likely to be much higher.

  • The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) reports that 10 out of 22 Yemeni Governorates are now classified as phase 4 or Emergency (one phase before famine).

  • An agreement was signed between UNICEF and the Sana’a Water Corporation to provide 552,000 litres of diesel to sustain water delivery and a water treatment plant to benefit an estimated 1,000,000 people. The delivery is expected to start this week.

  • During the reporting period, outreach was conducted in the governorates of Raymah, Hajjah, Hodeidah and Sana’a targeting over 267,000 children under the age of 1 with routine vaccination and Vitamin A supplementation, as well as tetanus vaccine for women of child bearing age.

  • During the reporting period, a total of 4,828 girls and 6,277 boys were newly reached with psychosocial activities in the governorates of Al-Jawf, Al-Dhale, and Abyan.