Yemen Humanitarian Update Covering 10 July – 16 July 2018 | Issue 21

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 16 Jul 2018

KEY ISSUES:

• Displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate continue to be assisted through the rapid response mechanism.

• IOM organizes the voluntary return of 53 Ethiopian migrants from Yemen.

• UNHAS operated 177 flights and transported 4,837 passengers since January 2018.

UPDATES FROM THE HUBS

Sana’a

As of 17 July, 1,014 displaced households have been assisted through the rapid response mechanism (RRM). The figure includes 271 displaced households currently living in six public schools in Sana’a City. As schools are due to reopen in few weeks, discussions and assessments are underway to move the IDPs to the Olympic Centre dormitory in the Capital.

Al Hudaydah

On 10 July, airstrikes reportedly struck two cars that were leaving a local market in Al Garrahi District, killing six civilians, including a 14-year-old boy. During the reporting period, displacement within Al Hudaydah Governorate and to neighbouring governorates continued. As of 17 July, 33,354 displaced households have been verified and 20,856 have received assistance.

Sa’ada

As of 17 July, 30 displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate have been verified in Sa’ada and Al Jawf governorates and 17 of them have received assistance. WFP is supporting treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) cases in 114 health facilities in Sa’ada Governorate, in addition to 23 health facilities in Bart Al Anan and Rajuzah districts in Al Jawf Governorate. UNICEF has signed agreements to implement five water projects in al Jawf Governorate, benefiting some 58,000 people.

Ibb

As of 17 July, some 4,000 displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate have been verified and 1,367 have received assistance. During the reporting period, WHO dispatched medical supplies to Taizz City to support Al-Thawrah and Al Jumhori hospitals in providing 5,000 renal dialysis sessions.

Aden

As of 17 July, 2,360 displaced households from Al Hudaydah Governorate have been verified and some 2,075 have been assisted. Displaced households located in areas between Lahj and Taizz governorates have been difficult to reach due to the proximity to an active front line.

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit the coast of Hadramaut and Al Mahrah Governorates in the early hours of 15 July. The quake occurred 213 kilometres northwest of the island of Socotra, at a depth of 10 km. No reports of any damage or injuries were reported.

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