Humanitarian assistance and improved seasonal performance mitigate a deterioration in food security
A heavy artillery exchange occurred last week between Hamas and Israeli military forces along the Gaza border, leading to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt. In Iraq, anti-regime protests in Basrah and Thi-Qar governorates escalated in scale and violence, spreading to other areas of the country including the capital Baghdad. In Yemen, UAE-backed and Saudi-led soldiers fought with Houthi militiamen in the Hudaydah and Sadah governorates, while a rare clash between the local Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda factions occurred in Al-Qassim governorate.
In Yemen, amidst the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, we provide life-saving aid to thousands of civilians. In June, the Saudi-led Coalition announced its intention to take control of the port city Hodeidah through military action.
Why is Hodeidah so vital? Read more about the crisis here.
Daily Nutritional Services in Fara AlUdayn District.
Daily Nutritional Services in Mudhiakhera District.
CHVs Basic Training in Mudhiakhera District.
Daily Health Services in Fara AlUdayn District.
Daily Health Services in Mudhiakhera District.
UNOCHA & WFP Observation.
Emergency Water Supply.
Study on the Rehabilitation of Al-Hasha Well.
Hygiene Awareness – Raising.
Diplomatic efforts at the highest level are underway, spearheaded by the UN Special Envoy who is mediating between the parties in an attempt to restart peace negotiations. As part of these negotiations, the UAE set a deadline for the Houthi forces to withdraw from Hudaydah under a negotiated settlement by June 30th, during which time there was a relative lull in the ﬁghting. Since this deadline passed without the Houthis retreating, there has been an escalation in the violence.
Recent donation of 59 million US$ to Yemen
AMMAN, 16 July 2018 – UNICEF welcomes the latest contribution of US$59 million from The State of Kuwait to support the most vulnerable children throughout Yemen affected by chronic underdevelopment and a brutal conflict.
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:
Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).
The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).
Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017
Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.
Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2019
Executive Summary and Key Policy Recommendations
• Due to the escalation of active fighting around Hodeidah and humanitarian activities targeting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the Logistics Cluster has been assessing the fuel and storage needs of implementing partners delivering assistance to IDPs at Humanitarian Service Points and Transit Sites in the Hodeidah governorate.
WFP food imports in mt
The chart represents WFP food imports for its programmes in Yemen, and it includes food commodities imported through commercial vessels as well as chartered vessels for humanitarian cargo.
Sea cargo transport in m3 facilitated by the Logistics Cluster
- Intense artillery shelling and airstrikes in Al Tuhayata and Zabid districts continue to trigger displacement.
- As of 13 July, approx 35,000 displaced households (HHs) have been verified and 20,000 of them have received RRM assistance.
- Al Hudaydah and Saleef sea ports are operational. The WFP-chartered vessel VOS Theia that covers the Djibouti-Hudaydah route has resumed its voyages.