Yemen Humanitarian Emergency Situation Report No. 12
This report is produced with inputs from the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Yemen country office and covers the period from 30 November 2011 to 13 December 2011. The next report will be issued in early January 2012.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
The 2012 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan was launched in Geneva today. It seeks US$ 447 million to meet the needs of close to four million vulnerable people.
Vice President Hadi named a new national unity government. President Saleh’s party retained the key portfolios of defence and foreign affairs, while opposition parties took the interior and finance ministries.
Violence in Taiz city, south of the capital Sana’a, left dozens dead and directly affected schooling and access to health facilities for 100,000 children. In the first four days of December, three children were killed while seven were seriously injured.
Fighting continues in northern Sa’ada Governorate, temporarily affecting some aid operations.
In Arhab District, Sana’a Governorate, humanitarian workers had difficulty reaching hundreds of families who fled violence and sought refuge in caves. Fighting was also reported in the capital.
A new nutrition assessment in Hodeidah Governorate showed 31.7% Global Acute Malnutrition with 9.9% severe malnutrition. This confirms the trend from previous nutrition assessments in other parts of the country, where malnutrition levels were found to be well in excess of the emergency threshold.