Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha
Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase
UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance
Military operations by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)-led Coalition and Royal Government of Yemen (RoYG) forces had displaced more than 34,000 people from Ta’izz Governorate’s Dhubab and Mocha districts as of February 10, the UN reports. An estimated 13,000 people remained trapped in Dhubab and Mocha due to ongoing clashes.
As access allows, relief organizations—including USG partners—are responding to the humanitarian needs of displaced populations, the majority of whom have fled to adjacent districts in Ta’izz and southern areas of Al Hudaydah Governorate.
On February 6, the UN released preliminary findings of its Yemen Emergency Food Security and Nutritional Assessment (EFSNA)—a countrywide assessment conducted in November 2016 by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the UN World Food Program (WFP). According to the assessment, 65 percent of Yemen’s population is food-insecure, compared to 41 percent pre-crisis, and 11 of Yemen’s governorates exceed UN World Health Organization (WHO) thresholds for critical or serious malnutrition.
On February 8, the UN launched the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), which requests approximately $2.1 billion to reach an estimated 12 million conflictaffected people with life-saving assistance in 2017.