Yemen External Situation Report #11 – May 12, 2015

Originally published


Executive Summary

A 5-day humanitarian pause is expected to begin at 11pm local time on Tuesday, 12 May. The pause is dependent upon all parties in the conflict abiding by the terms of the agreement. International Medical Corps has prepositioned medical and health supplies for distribution during the pause, but the reach of activities may be limited by logistical and security constraints. In Sana’a, shockwaves from an airstrike damaged a nearby busy public hospital, affecting both the blood bank and emergency ward. Airstrikes and clashes have continued throughout the country, including in Saada governorate where an estimated 100,000 people are fleeing south to safety. These IDPs, along with other communities of IDPs throughout the country, are in need of health, shelter, nutrition, and hygiene support. Food, fuel, water and medical supplies are still very much in need and the pause is expected to only have a small impact on the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen.