Yemen Humanitarian Response Situation Report, October 2016

Report
from Save the Children
Published on 31 Oct 2016

GENERAL OVERVIEW

• Since mid-March 2015, conflict in Yemen has spread to 21 of Yemen’s 22 governorates prompting a large-scale protection crisis and com- pounding an already dire humanitarian crisis brought on by years of poverty, poor governance, conflict and ongoing instability.

• The total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is 21.2 million – or 82% of the population, including 9.9 million children.

• 7,054 people including 4,125 civilians have now been killed, and over 36,376 injured of whom 7,207 are civilians.

• Conflict has affected the lives of approximately 3.2 million internally displaced people and returnees including 1.4 million children.

• 14.1 million people (52% of population) are food insecure - including 7 million who are severely food insecure.

• More than 7.4 million children are in need of protection assistance.

• 19.4 million people lack clean water and sanitation, including 10.2 million children.

• 24.3 million people (90% of the population) lack access to electricity through the public grid.

• 600 Health facilities have been closed due to the conflict, leaving over 14.1 million people in need of basic healthcare including 8.3 million children.

• 71 cases of Cholera have been confirmed and 8 people have already died as of 1st November. WHO estimates that 7.6 million people live at high risk areas in 15 governorates.

• 2.2 million children are in need of nutrition assistance including 1.5 million children under the age of five who are acutely malnourished – of whom 370,000 children are severely acute malnourished.

• Around 27% (approx. 2 million) of school age children in Yemen do not have access to education. The conflict has forced at least 350,000 additional school-aged children out of school, adding to the 1.6 million school-aged children who were already out of school before the conflict. The Ministry of Education reported that 2,108 educational facilities across the country have been directly affected by the conflict. During most of the 2015/2016 school year, UNICEF reported 1,600 school closures across the country.