Yemen

Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 14 | As of 31 July 2016 [EN/AR]

Format
Situation Report
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following escalation of hostilities in Taizz, the Humanitarian Coordinator calls on parties to agree on a humanitarian pause.

  • Shortages of food and basic commodities continue to be recorded in markets.

  • Emergency obstetric and newborn care in Ibb is strengthened through the provision of equipment distributed to 16 health facilities.

  • The CERF allocates $13 million to Yemen

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.6 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.9 m

# of people displaced 2.8 m

# of deaths (WHO) 6,606

# of injuries (WHO) 33,064

Source: HRP and HNO-WHO

FUNDING

$1.8 billion requested

$461 million funding against HRP

26% funded (01/08/2016)

The Humanitarian Coordinator calls for a Humanitarian Pause to fighting in Taizz

In July, heavy ground clashes, airstrikes and missile strikes increased, especially around Al Jawf, Hajjah, Taizz, Marib and Nihm District of Sana’a. The reinforcement of the closure on Taizz City as well as the escalation of hostilities in the Al-Sarari Village within Sabir Al Mawadim District, prompted the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), Jamie McGoldrick to call on all parties to agree immediately to a humanitarian pause in Taizz Governorate in order to protect civilians, facilitate the treatment and evacuation of the war wounded and the delivery of urgently needed medicine and other life-saving assistance. In his statement, issued on 26 July, the HC stressed that it is unacceptable to hold civilian populations hostage and deprived of humanitarian assistance in pursuit of political and military gains.

As of the end of July, the situation in and around Taizz remained fluid. Due to difficulties in reaching the area, the precise humanitarian needs cannot be verified although reports indicate that the population is in dire need basic services and commodities. Al-Sarari Village currently has no medical facility, and due to the likelihood of conflict-inflicted casualties, the most pressing concern is to deploy a medical team and supplies to the area and evacuate the wounded.

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