18.8 million people in need 1,988,946 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Percentage of IDPs displaced for more than a year 900,258 IDP returnees
860,061 recipients of NFIs since March 2015
280,096 refugees and asylum seekers
24,559 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017
USD 114.6 million requested for IDPs and refugees in Yemen for 2017
As the Holy month of Ramadan came to a close, Eid brought little respite for Yemenis and refugee communities alike. Armed conflict and hunger continued to affect families, placing civilians directly in harm’s way. In addition, the United Nations warned that Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world. The latest figures show a continued increase in the number of suspected cases, which now stands at over 200,000 individuals, and the number of deaths at 1,300, one third of whom are children. The death toll is expected to continue to rise, with an estimated 5,000 suspected new cases daily.
UNHCR teams across the country worked to respond to the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs), IDP returnees and refugees. Tough weather conditions, from searing heat to heavy rains, added to the challenges in responding.
Nonetheless, assistance, in particular emergency shelter support, continued to reach vulnerable families in contested areas, in an effort to provide vulnerable cases with a sense of privacy and dignity as the conflict continues unabated.