Yemen conflict Situation report #21, 8 December - 22 December 2015

from World Health Organization
Published on 22 Dec 2015 View Original


• Following the announcement of the ceasefire in December 2015, WHO has delivered more than 100 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies for more than one million people in need in eight districts of Taiz Governorate.

• From 19 March to 20 December, 34 066 casualties including 5 955 deaths and 28 111 injuries have been reported by health facilities from conflict-affected governorates.

• WHO continues to support the fogging campaign as a control measure for dengue fever and malaria in Hadramout, Al-Mahra and Abyan governorates.

• Five WHO mobile medical clinics continue providing nutrition, reproductive health, immunization and basic health services in Al-Luhaya, Al-Zohra and Hais Districts of Al-Hudayda governorate. From 8–15 December, more than 77 000 people benefited from the clinics.

• A one-day training course about dengue fever control and prevention methods was concluded in Al Hudayda City targeting 250 teachers who will raise awareness about dengue prevention for students

Situation update

• Heavy fighting has continued in Marib, Al-Jawf and Taiz Governorates despite the declaration of the ceasefire from 15–21 December 2015, impeding the delivery of medical supplies and the movement of health workers.

• The health and humanitarian situation in Taiz Governorate continues to deteriorate. There are shortages of essential medical supplies, oxygen cylinders, solutions and consumables for kidney dialysis in Sala, Al-Qahera and Al-Mudaffar districts.

• From 19 March to 20 December, 5 955 deaths and 28 1 11 injuries have been reported from health facilities in conflict affected governorates. The number of deaths is believed to be higher given that this report only captures health facility reported deaths.