Yemen Crisis: IOM Regional Response - Situation Report, 1 - 31 May 2016
Since the beginning of the crisis, over 685,000 IDPs and conflict-affected persons have benefitted from IOM’s WASH activities in Yemen.
Since the beginning of the crisis, nearly 11,000 individuals have benefitted from health and psychosocial support activities provided at Child-Friendly Spaces in Aden and Sana’a.
To date, over 79,000 people have arrived in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan from Yemen. Of this, over 26,000 individuals have received post-arrival assistance from IOM.
Peace talks that began on 21 April 2016 in Kuwait resumed on 22 May 2016; they have been suspended three times, in part due to ceasefire violations, and the failure to agree on principles and frameworks for the talks.
Airstrikes continue in Aden, Amran, Lahj, Hajjah, Marib, Sana’a and Taizz governorates, and fighting is reported in Abyan, Hadhramaut, Al Jawf, Lahj, Marib, Sana’a, Shabwah and Taizz. The ongoing clashes, electricity blackouts (in Aden and several southern governorates), and road access challenges (in Hajjah, Al Jawf, Marib, Sa’adah, Sana’a and Taizz governorates) are hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance by both road and sea.