Yemen Crisis Response Situation Report, 1 - 30 September 2016

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 30 Sep 2016

Hightlights

  • IOM is providing psychosocial support activities to children/their parents in the Child Friendly Spaces (CFSs) in Sana’a and Aden.

  • IOM continued providing healthcare assistance to Third Country National (TCN) migrants in Sana’a, Al-Hodaidah, Aden, Lahj, and Shabwah governorates. Health assistance to TCNs included; primary health care, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), and health promotion services.

  • Mobile Emergency Units cruising along the Southern Coast of (Aden and Khor Omer, Lahj). The staff encountered 549 new arrivals with 337 men and 212 boys, all received water and dates.

Situation Overview

After 19 months of conflict, September was relatively less dramatic the most in Sana’a. Airstrikes were intensive all over the country. Armed conflict in certain parts of Yemen kept going and intensive mostly in Taiz, Marib and along the Saudi/Yemeni Border in which a very active campaign took place by both sides. Yemen infrastructure remains in a collapse mood. Airport is closed and only UN flights are granted entry to Sana’a. While in Aden and Mukala, Yemenia is operating with regular flight. Electricity remains unavailable for the exception of few hours every week. Social services are nonexistent at this time. The relocation of Yemeni Central Bank complicated the situation further along with the deterioration of the economy. Government employees are not receiving their salaries at this point of time.

Humanitarian workers face insecurity and movement restrictions. Access has been further restricted following the intensification of conflict. A new threat to the population emerged with the detection of the first cases of Cholera. WHO, MoPHP and IOM are collaborating to fight the epidemic from spreading in these conditions. IOM Yemen along with counterpart are currently working on the 11th Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM) Preliminary analysis suggests an increase in displacement in the north west and center while a decrease has been observers in the south with greater return.

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