Yemen Situation Update (23 November 2015)

Situation Report
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Situation overview

 The 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview has been released. Here following the main findings:

  • 21.2 million people (82 percent of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance;
  • 14.4 million people are food insecure;
  • 19.3 million people lack adequate access to clean water or sanitation.

  • In response to the cyclones, the Logistics Cluster continues to facilitate humanitarian assistance namely:

  • Air transport: four airlifts to Socotra Island are planned to take place this week.

  • On behalf of WHO, 4.1 mt and 19 m3 of health items are planned to be moved from Djibouti to Socotra.

  • On behalf of IOM, with 48.1 mt and 173 m3 of shelter, protection and WASH items planned from Nairobi to Socotra through Djibouti. o Road transport: as of 23 November, 27 trucks reached Shabwa, Mukalla and Mahara.

  • Additional three trucks, on behalf of UNHCR and WHO, did not reach final destinations due to insecurity on the way and delays in receiving security clearances. o Sea transport: One vessel from Djibouti reached Aden on 16 November, with 18 mt of medical supplies for WHO.