Yemen Crisis: IOM Regional Response - Situation Report, 10 December 2015

from International Organization for Migration
Published on 10 Dec 2015

Situation Overview

Airstrikes, shelling and armed clashes continue in the country particularly in Al Bayda, Dhamar, Ibb, Al Jawf Marib, Sana’a, Sadah, and Taizz.

On 8 December, Yemen's government said the country's warring sides are preparing to observe a week-long truce from 15 December while UN-mediated peace talks take place in Switzerland.

IOM and UNHCR launched an inter-agency appeal for USD 94,130,731 to provide protection and assistance, in 2016, to refugees, returnees and migrants fleeing the conflict in Yemen. The appeal was launched at a donors meeting in Nairobi on 9 December. Mr. Mohamed Abdulkarim A. Assad, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Yemen in Kenya, was the guest of honor at the event that brought together ambassadors, donors and representatives from various organizations.

An estimated 80% of the population is in need of protection and assistance, including 2.3 million people internally displaced. Meanwhile around 170,000 Yemenis, refugees and migrants have fled to Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and some Gulf countries.

The interagency appeal aims to give nine participating agencies and 48 partners the capacity to continue delivering food, shelter, water, sanitation, protection, emergency education and other assistance to people arriving in the Horn of Africa from Yemen. It anticipates 164,000 arrivals by December 2016.

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