Yemen

Yemen Factsheet, September 2017

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20.7 million people (including 11.3 million children) within Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

Yemen is experiencing a second wave cholera/acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak, with a significantly higher level of spread. The number of suspected cases has increased dramatically and the outbreak has now expanded to 22 out of 23 governorates. There have been 663,451 suspected cases of cholera and 2,074 related deaths in 22 governorates across the country.

In the coastal Hodeidah governorate, suspected cholera cases have jumped by 40% in August amid heavy rains and a heatwave. Hodeidah also has some of the worst malnutrition rates in the country, with an estimated one out of four children under the age of five suffering from acute malnutrition.

The five most affected governorates are Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Amanat Al Asimah, Amran and Dhamar where 53% of suspected cholera cases have been reported since 27 April 2017. 54% of the cases are children below 18 years and nearly one third (31%) of the registered deaths are children below 15 years old.