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Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #7, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict intensifies in northern and western Yemen, resulting in civilian casualties, water infrastructure destruction, and additional displacement

  • Low commercial imports contribute to high prices and shortages, hindering access to basic items and services

  • Health actors identify seven laboratoryconfirmed cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • From late March to late April, several Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)-led Coalition airstrikes caused the deaths of at least 109 civilians, the UN reports. Additionally, escalating insecurity in Sa’dah and Ta’izz governorates resulted in the death of an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff member and destroyed a water system that supplies safe drinking water to approximately 7,500 people. Relief actors issued statements condemning the incidents and emphasizing the importance of protecting civilians and civilian infrastructure.

  • Humanitarian actors are concerned for the safety of more than 4,000 civilians located near the frontlines of the conflict in Al Hudaydah Governorate, according to the UN. In response, relief organizations have pre-positioned emergency relief commodities, such as hygiene kits, for rapid dispatch to displacement sites in the governorate.

  • Two ships chartered by USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) discharged 57,000 metric tons (MT) of U.S. in-kind wheat grainsufficient to feed more than 5 million people for one monthat Yemen’s Aden and Al Hudaydah ports in April.

  • Following the identification of seven positive cholera cases in Al Hudaydah in mid-April, relief actors activated a rapid response team to decommission a contaminated water source and chlorinate water sources across the governorate, the UN reports.

  • Newly arrived asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees to Yemen are facing dire conditions, including abuse, extortion, deportation, and human trafficking, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). UNHCR is supporting registration activities for newly arrived populations and calls on all state and non-state actors to comply with international humanitarian law.