Yemen

Yemen Humanitarian Update Issue 4 (April 2020) [EN/AR]

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Situation Report
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aid agencies ramp up efforts to contain COVID-19, as UN warns of possible surge in cases

  • Humanitarians respond to widespread devastation caused by torrential rains and flooding

  • Over 5 million children face the threat of cholera

  • Civilian casualties increase from 467 to 506 in the first quarter of 2020

  • Attacks on medical facilities increase while medical needs will soar if COVID-19 spreads

  • Partners scale up aid and COVID-19 preparedness to over a million people in displacement sites

Aid agencies ramp up efforts to contain COVID-19, as UN warns of possible surge in cases

Aid agencies have expressed their deep concern over the presence, and the potential for the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Yemen. Until 29 April when five cases were confirmed in Aden, Yemen has been an outlier in the Eastern Mediterranean region with, the first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 declared on 10 April in Hadramaut. At the start of May, Taizz and Aden reported two cases in each location. The United Nations and its front-line partners continue to advocate for the steps that need to be taken, to provide guidance, and to support the health authorities to suppress transmission; to prepare and equip designated COVID hospitals and isolation units; to secure supplies; to identify and treat people with the virus; and to inform the public about the virus and how people can protect themselves.

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