Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 17 | As of 30 October 2016 [EN/AR]

Situation Report
Originally published



  • 71 confirmed cases of cholera in 11 governorates

  • Food insecurity worsens

  • Salaries of 1.25M public servants remain unpaid

  • Airstrike in Sana’a kills over 140 and injures over 600

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 12.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.7 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.0 m

P# of people displaced (IDPs & returnees) 3.1 m*

# of deaths (WHO) 7,054

# of injuries (WHO) 36,376


$1.6 billion requested

$776 million funding against HRP

47% funded (31 October 2016)

Conflict Persists

Following 19 months of fighting, the armed conflict and its consequences continue to drive the large-scale humanitarian emergency in Yemen. In October 2016, armed hostilities persisted in central and northern governorates including Al Hudaydah, Hajjah, Lahj, Marib, Sa’ada, Al Jawf, Sana’a, and Taizz. The airstrikes and armed clashes have continued to damage essential infrastructure including markets, roads, bridges, telecommunications facilities, and water lines.

The 72-hour ceasefire from 19 to 22 October 2016 provided some respite for ordinary Yemenis who continue to suffer the consequences of this 19 month war. However, as stated by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Stephen O'Brien, “there can be no humanitarian solution to the conflict in Yemen. There needs to be a political solution, beginning with an immediate cessation of hostilities.” Given the continued hostilities and despite past failures, parties to the conflict have been presented with a roadmap to peace by the Special Envoy for Yemen.

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