The humanitarian pause has greatly facilitated access to areas which had otherwise been extremely difficult to reach. Conflict-affected people have had an opportunity to move out of insecure areas, seek medical care and receive assistance. People previously trapped by fighting and airstrikes in Sa’ada, Aden, Lahj, Abyan and Al Dhale’e have reportedly moved from districts where access was previously blocked.
Humanitarian partners estimate that 545,719 people were displaced in Yemen between 26 March and 7 May. This figure is based on a comprehensive review of displacement reports from individual partners. Health facilities report that 1,820 people have been killed and 7,330 injured due to the conflict since 19 March. Casualty figures are likely undercounts.
In the first four days of the pause, partners dispatched enough food aid to cover one month of food needs for 273,411 people, delivered fuel to ensure safe water access for 1.2 million people, and transported or distributed enough essential non-food items for nearly 32,000 people. Additional achievements are summarized in this report.
Violations of the pause continued on Day 4. Armed clashes and shelling were reported in several locations – mainly Aden, Taizz, Marib, Lahj, Abyan and Al Dhale’e. High-intensity conflict has reportedly continued in Taizz. Ongoing insecurity, fuel shortages and other logistical challenges have hindered full implementation of the humanitarian plan during the pause. An extension of the pause would allow partners to deliver more life-saving assistance and resolve remaining logistical challenges.
1,820 Deaths recorded in health facilities due to conflict since 19 March
7,330 Injuries recorded in health facilities due to conflict since 19 March
545,719 People displaced within Yemen between 26 March and 7 May
273,411 Total people to be covered by food aid dispatched in first four days of pause
1.2 m Total people with safe water access due to fuel deliveries during the pause
31,850 Total people to be covered by NFIs dispatched in first four days of pause
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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