Yemen: Monthly Situation Report No 1 (April 2018)

from Relief and Development Peer Foundation
Published on 30 Apr 2018

Crisis Figures:

Population of Yemen: 29.3 million

People in need of WASH assistance: 16 million

People in need of food assistance: 17.8 million

People in need of health care: 16.37 million

IDPs & Returnees: 2.9 million

People in need of humanitarian aid: 22.2 million

People in acute need: 11.3 million

People in need of protection: 12.9 million

Women in need of protection: 6.31 million

Humanitarian Context:

Yemen is experiencing a serious protection crisis as all civilian populations, including persons of concern, face grave risks to their safety, well-being and human rights. A lack of financial support will translate into a lack of capacity to monitor and advocate for the protection of refugees and asylum-seeker.

The situation in Fara Al-Udayn district of Ibb governorate remains stable for any humanitarian interventions although it is located nearby Al Jarrahi district which is considered as a conflict – affected area and targeted by a huge number of air strikes.

A huge number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have fled to Mudhikhera district of Ibb governorate due to the heavy conflicts in Taizziah district of Taizz governorate. The current situation in Mudhikhera is stable even though a large number of affected nearby IDPs keep moving to the district in order to find essential healthcare services as well as safety.

There have been many prevailing cases of diphtheria in As Sabra district of Ibb governorate in the past few days; however, they weren’t associated with deaths. As Sabra is mostly affected by the huge number of IDPs coming from conflict-affected places such as Al-Hudaydah & Taizz governments.

In Taizz Governorate, the security situation is exacerbating these days to such a level that prevents the arrival of emergency humanitarian assistance to the poor along with too many afflicted IDPs who are situated in various areas of the governorate. On top of that, populations face a shortage of water and fuel resources. Not to mention the majority of students who are deprived from studying at school because they cannot even afford to buy the basic necessities of life. Finally, a massive number of SAM and MAM cases for children under five and pregnant lactating women are found within the governorate.