Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 15 | As of 31 August 2016 [EN/AR]



  • 1.5 million children suffer from life-threatening malnutrition.

  • Displaced population of concern increases by 7 per cent.

  • Violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses are condemned by the UN.

  • World Humanitarian Day highlights attacks on aid workers.

  • Snapshot on needs and assistance provided through the Ibb humanitarian hub .

Concerns about the protection of civilians increase as violence intensifies

The month of August was marked by a severe breakdown of the Cessation of Hostilities and the escalation of military activities. Fighting, involving the use of artillery and airstrikes, intensified in the areas of Al Jawf, Sana’a, Shabwah, Taizz and Marib governorates and along the border between Yemen and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia resulting in increased numbers of civilian casualties and significant damage to civilian infrastructure.

On 13 August, a school in Sa’ada was hit by an airstrike killing at least ten children and injuring many more. On 15 August, a hospital in Hajjah was hit by an airstrike killing at least 14 people, including patients and medical staff. On 25 August, seven people were confirmed dead and one injured following an attack on a market in Baqim, in Sa'ada Governorate. In Saudi Arabia, an unconfirmed number of civilian casualties were reported following attacks from the direction of Yemen. Civilian infrastructure was not spared as power plants were hit on both sides of the border. According to WHO, over 40,000 casualties (killed and injured) have been reported in Yemen since March 2015.However, these figures are reported from functioning health facilities and actual numbers are likely to be significantly higher.


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