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.