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Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

Situation Report
Originally published


- Ongoing insecurity in Al Hudaydah limits humanitarian access, results in civilian casualties and infrastructure damage
- Deteriorating economic conditions contribute to worsening household vulnerability, civil unrest in Aden
- Tropical Cyclone Luban makes landfall in southeastern Yemen, results in at least three deaths

Key Developments
- Fighting continues in eastern and southern areas of Al Hudaydah Governorate’s Al Hudaydah city and along the governorate’s western coastline, resulting in civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure, the UN reports. Since June, insecurity in Al Hudaydah Governorate has contributed to more than 170 deaths and the injury of at least 1,700 people, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
- Areas of southern Yemen, including Aden Governorate, have experienced increased civil unrest in recent weeks due to deteriorating economic conditions, with early October public demonstrations in Aden city resulting in humanitarian movement restrictions, according to the UN.
- Depreciation of the Yemeni riyal (YER) and resulting increases in the prices of essential food and fuel commodities continue to reduce the purchasing power of vulnerable Yemeni households, prompting some to adopt negative coping strategies, the UN reports.
- The second round of an oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign in three districts in Al Hudaydah and Ibb governorates reached more than 306,000 people from September 30 to October 5. As of early October, nearly 70 percent of Yemeni districts continued to report suspected cholera cases, according to the UN.
- Tropical Cyclone Luban made landfall on Yemen’s southeastern coast on October 14, bringing heavy rain, strong winds, and widespread flooding to Al Mahrah Governorate, the UN reports. The storm resulted in at least three deaths, injured more than 100 people, and significantly affected or displaced more than 3,000 households.