Yemen

Yemen conflict Situation report #2, 6 April 2015

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• As of 6 April 2015 there have been a total of 643 deaths and 2226 injuries. Casualty estimates are likely to change in the coming days as additional cases are verified and reported.

• Heavy clashes in Aden and Al-Dhale’a are reported and the humanitarian situation is critical, with power cuts and water and fuel shortages further deteriorating the humanitarian situation. Sana’a and Hodeidah are also reporting severe shortages of fuel, creating challenges in the transportation of medicines and health supplies.

• Since the conflict escalated on 19 March, WHO has provided eight interagency health kits for 80 000 beneficiaries throughout the country for 3 months from its warehouses in Sana’a, Aden and Hodeidah. WHO has also provided trauma kits for 400 major operations, 11 000 blood bags, IV fluids, analgesics, oxygen supplies and dressing materials to 18 hospitals throughout the country.

• There remain difficulties in accessing air and sea ports, creating challenges in the movement of medical supplies into the country. WHO has pre-positioned medicines and medical supplies in its humanitarian hub in Dubai for transporting to Yemen once access has been negotiated. The International Committee of the Red Cross has also pre-positioned supplies from transport from Jordan and Médecins Sans Frontières is prepared to scale-up its operations in Yemen once access has been negotiated.

• As of the reporting period, humanitarian actors have been unable to deliver medical emergency supplies into Yemen.