Airstrikes and insecurity result in civilian deaths, infrastructure damage, and service disruptions
Relief agencies provide humanitarian assistance to more than 283,000 Al Hudaydah IDPs
Health actors commence a cholera vaccination campaign targeting 578,000 people in Al Hudaydah and Ibb governorates
On August 9, a Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)-led Coalition airstrike hit a school bus near Dahyan market in northern Sa’dah Governorate, resulting in at least 40 deaths and injuring more than 60 people, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Relief actors issued statements condemning the incidents and urging parties to the conflict to respect international humanitarian law and the safety of civilians.
Three explosions occurred at a fish market and near the gate of Al Thawra hospital in Al Hudaydah city on August 2, resulting in at least 55 civilian deaths and injuring at least 130 people, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
On August 4, Yemeni national health authorities launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign that aims to reach more than 578,000 people in three priority districts across Al Hudaydah and Ibb governorates, according to WHO. Approximately 375,000 people across the three districts had received the vaccine as of August 7, the UN reports.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and USAID Administrator Mark Green met with international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) on July 31 to discuss humanitarian conditions in Yemen. INGO representatives reinforced the need for all parties to allow relief actors to provide neutral and impartial humanitarian assistance in all areas of Yemen.