Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 23 | 9 May 2017

Situation Report
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  • 124 humanitarian partners are delivering assistance in all the 22 governorates
  • 49 districts have no qualified doctor
  • $75 m is being provided through pooled funds
  • Seven food insecure governorates are under emergency, IPC Phase 4


  • Total population: 27.4 m
  • Total people in need of humanitarian assistance: 18.8 m
  • Total people in acute need of humanitarian assistance: 10.3 m
  • # of people displaced (IDPs & returnees): 3.0 m
  • # of deaths (WHO): 8,010
  • # of injuries (WHO): 44,538

Humanitarian partners are operating in all 22 governorates

Humanitarian action in Yemen is driven by the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence. This means that action is motivated by the humanitarian needs of people across the country without regard to nationality, race, gender, religious belief, class, political affiliation, or any other such consideration. As a result, the needs and targets identified in the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) are based on rigorous data collection where all governorates were assessed through physical presence and survey exercises and then prioritized according to where the humanitarian needs are most urgent. The determination of humanitarian needs and targets were made taking into consideration the best evidence available to humanitarians and were not influenced by any political or territorial consideration.

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