Yemen – Conflict and Cholera (DG ECHO, WHO, IOM, UNHCR) (ECHO Daily Flash of 20 July 2017)

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  • According to WHO, of 20 July, 368 207 suspected cholera cases and 1 828 deaths have been reported. More than 50% of cases are concentrated in five governorates: Sana'a city, Hodeida, Hajjah, Amran and Ibb.

  • The UN confirmed that on 18 July an airstrike killed at least 20 internally displaced people and injured six more west of Taiz. Over the last week, renewed fighting has broken out in Taiz, reportedly resulting in troops loyal to president Hadi taking over several villages and the main road connecting Taiz/Mokha and Hodeida.

  • On 12, 15 and 18 July, IOM organized three boat journeys assisting Somalis return from Yemen to Somalia. A total of 316 Somalis were assisted with repatriation. Despite the conflict, Yemen still hosts over 260 000 refugees whose lives and livelihoods have been affected by the conflict.

  • According to the 15th report of the Task Force on Population Movement, the number of IDPs has remained stable at close to 2 million. Almost 50% of IDPs are concentrated in just 4 governorates: Hajjah, Taiz, Sanaa city and Amran. Living conditions for IDPs are harsh with most reporting access to food and income as their major needs.