Yemen Humanitarian Update Issue No. 1 | 6 February 2018 [EN/AR]

FUEL REQUIREMENTS

A total of 4.3 million litres is required each month to support health facilities and Local Water Sanitation Corporations across Yemen as identified by the Cluster Lead Agencies. The tables below indicate the breakdown of requirements for each facility.

FUEL REQUIREMENTS (LITRES) FOR WATER & SANITATION AND COLD CHAINS

WASH cluster partners are targeting 11 million people with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene assistance.
The WASH response strategy remains focused on supporting WASH infrastructure to improve public health and resilience.

FUEL REQUIREMENTS (LITRES) FOR HEALTH FACILITIES

The Health cluster has identified 12.3 million people to be targeted by health services in 2018. Fuel support to health facilities will ensure service continuity across Yemen.

SANA’A EXCHANGE RATE, END OF MONTH AVERAGE (YER/USD)

The analysis of the data collected by WFP and FEWSNET shows that the Yemeni Riyal has lost 49 per cent of its value in the last 12 months. Due to the dependence on imports for essential items, this directly impacts on household poverty by reducing their purchasing power.

UPDATE FROM THE HUMANITARIAN HUBS

Aden

In Aden, calm returned after a flare-up in fighting between the Southern Transitional Council and the Government of Yemen. Ministries are reported to be functioning and schools have opened. Ports and airports are all functional and operating as usual. ICRC reported that 39 people were killed and 220 wounded in three days of fighting that started on 28 January.

Ibb

Conflict in Taizz over the last weeks is also responsible for a recent spike in the overall displacement of around 18 per cent; mostly from Mawza district. Abyan is hosting the highest share of IDPs (3,091 households, 42 per cent), followed by Shabwah (1,128 households, 19 per cent) and Lahj (1,046, 16 per cent).

Saad’a

Authorities in Sa’ada have agreed to the implementation of the famine risk assessment and Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in the governorate.

Sana’a

The Protection Cluster reports that the month January saw a steady decrease in civilian impact incidents in Sana’a Governorate. Four civilian impact incidents, an average of one per week, were reported. This is a significant drop from the rate of incidents in December.

Hudaydah

Displacement has increased significantly in southern governorates. The breakdown of displaced people as of the 31 January indicates a total of 6,697 households displaced since the beginning of December 2017 - a 14 per cent increase. Al Hudaydah is producing most of the displaced population (3,307 households, 49 per cent).

MONTHLY QUANTITIES DISCHARGED BY TYPE OF CARGO TO RED SEA PORTS

The analysis of the commercial commodities discharged into Red Sea ports in 2017 indicate that imports of food commodities fluctuated significantly throughout the year, with the months of July and September receiving the largest quantities of imports. Commercial fuel imports decreased dramatically in the last quarter of the year as a result of the blockade which was imposed on the ports in November 2017.

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