Yemen conflict Situation report #3, 7 - 13 April 2015

Report
from World Health Organization
Published on 13 Apr 2015 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS

  • During the reporting period, 119 deaths and 715 injuries were reported by health facilities. This brings the total number of health-facility reported deaths since 19 March to 767, and the number of health facility-reported injuries to 2906.

  • 18 out of 22 governorates are now affected by the conflict. The humanitarian situation in Aden is deteriorating and residential areas are still witnessing fighting. Damages to the grain mills have resulted in shortages in the availability of flour. Most of the bakeries in the city have shut down, creating a bread shortage crisis.

  • Fuel shortages continue to be reported in the capital city of Sana’a and other governorates, making it difficult to transport medicines and health supplies. Fuel prices have increased up to ten fold in some governorates. Food and water pumping prices have also increased sharply.

  • The Marib central electricity network has been damaged, causing total disruption of the electricity supply to the city of Sana’a and most of the neighboring governorates.

  • WHO has appealed for US$25.2 million in funding to address increasing health needs in Yemen.

  • Health partners are increasingly working with limited resources and supplies in-country. More gaps are emerging and diseases of overcrowding and poor hygiene, such as diarrhoeal and skin diseases, have been reported among the IDPs.

  • WHO has delivered critical life-saving medicines, and medical/surgical supplies to Yemen, where fighting has resulted in hundreds killed and thousands injured, and newly displaced up to 100 000 people since March. The shipment, which landed in Sana’a on 16 April, contains more than 17 tonnes of medicines and medical/surgical supplies for a total of 41,100 beneficiaries.