Yemen Situation Update (27 January 2016)

Situation Report
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Situation Overview

  • The Ras Issa fuel terminal, located approximately 60 Km northwest of Hodeidah port, was bombed on 21 January. The fuel export facilities inside the port have been damaged as a result of the airstrikes. The fuel storage facilities at the terminal were not damaged.

Access constraints


  • Road from Hodeidah to Harad is not accessible;
  • Road from Amran to Harad is accessible.


  • Aden port is the only port in Yemen currently able to facilitate container vessels. All five ports are operating, with 5 vessels at berth and 13 at anchorage.
  • Hodeidah port is operating with the exception of the container terminal, which can discharge limited numbers of containers using a shore crane. There are 5 vessels, at berths, 15 at anchorage.
  • Ras Issa fuel terminal has been severely damaged in airstrikes on 21 January.
  • In Saleef, no cranes are available within the port. The port is currently operating with 2 vessel at berth and 4 at anchorage.
  • Mukalla port is operating with 3 vessel at berth and 10 at anchorage.
  • Mokha port is closed since 15 August.
  • Djibouti port is operating but is congested with 13 vessels at berth and 26 vessels at anchorage waiting to enter the port.