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20 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Nearly 700,000 suspected cholera cases and over 2,000 associated deaths have been reported since 27 April.

• 1.7 million people in acute need live in districts with highest access constraints.

• 78 per cent of households are economically worse off than they were two years ago.

• 8,530 people have been killed since March 2015, and 48,848 injured. More than 1,500 schools are damaged or destroyed.

Cholera cases still rising

Nearly 700,000 suspected cases reported in less than six months

13 Aug 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 494,000 suspected cholera cases and 1,966 deaths were reported in under four months.

• Two million Yemenis are displaced; one million have returned to their homes.

• In two separate incidents, 280 migrants were forced off boats near the Yemeni coast, killing scores of them.

• An airstrike in Sa’ada killed 12 people, including women and children, on 4 August.

Cholera crisis far from over

Over 494,000 suspected cases and 1,966 deaths in less than four months

16 Jul 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• 332,658 suspected cholera cases and over 1,759 cholera deaths reported between 27 April and 13 July.

• Two million people more need assistance, bringing the number of people in need to 20.7 million from 18.8 million in January.

• From January to April 2017, 4.3 million people were assisted across Yemen out of the total target population of 11.9 million.

• 22 civilians were killed or injured in an air attack on a market in Sa’ada near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Worst cholera outbreak in the world

07 Jun 2017 description
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In this issue

  • Unprecedented cholera epidemic P.1

  • Cholera response ramped up in Yemen P.2

  • Review shows response gaps in hubs P.3

  • Forced displacement still widespread P.3

  • Malnutrition at all-time high P.4

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 96,200 suspected cholera cases and 746 associated deaths recorded since 27 April in 19 governorates.

  • 136 Oral Rehydration Corners have been established and 99 Diarrhoea Treatment Centres opened.

09 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • 124 humanitarian partners are delivering assistance in all the 22 governorates
  • 49 districts have no qualified doctor
  • $75 m is being provided through pooled funds
  • Seven food insecure governorates are under emergency, IPC Phase 4

Figures

14 Apr 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Some 48,000 people displaced by conflict on western coast since January

• Three million people displaced in the last two years

• 120,000 people recently assisted in Taizz and Al Hudaydah

• Seven million people face the threat of famine

On-going conflict increases suffering

Two thirds of Yemen’s population are now vulnerable and need support

19 Mar 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

 Two years of conflict puts future of coming generations at great risk

 First UN cross-line medical aid delivery to Taizz city in months

 117,107 people migrate to Yemen from the Horn of Africa in 2016

 Cholera response gives promising results

Yemenis bear the brunt of almost two years of conflict

16 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Conflict along the western coast of Taizz Governorate escalated in January 2017 and has continued over the last week, including in several areas adjacent to coastal districts and near the southern border of Al Hudaydah Governorate.

25 Feb 2017 description
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Key messages

  • Escalation of conflict on Yemen’s Western Coast has resulted in significant civilian casualties and large scale displacement, further aggravating the humanitarian situation.

  • Over 44,000 people have recently fled the conflict throughout Taizz Governorate, including at least 25,000 from Al Mukha and Dhubab districts.

  • Protection concerns persist for those still residing in areas of active conflict, including Al Mukha City and neighbouring villages.

09 Feb 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Livelihoods destroyed

  • 12 million targeted for assistance

  • Yemen Pooled Fund expands engagement with national partners

  • Over 1.3 million people in access restricted areas across Yemen

“I have nothing left to sell, except my soul.”

Airstrikes on Amran’s Cement Factory

07 Feb 2017 description
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Key messages

  • Escalating conflict in recent weeks has forced over 34,000 people to flee their homes inTaizz Governorate. Fighting and displacement have mainly been concentrated in Al Mukha and Al Dhubab districts.

  • The parties to the conflict must ensure the protection of an estimated 3,500 to 7,000 people still residing in the town of Al Mukha.

  • Humanitarian partners are mobilizing assistance in areas affected by fighting or hosting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Situation overview

18 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

  • As of 11 January 2017, 15,658 suspected cholera cases have been reported in 156 districts.

  • A total of 180 out of 841 cases have tested positive for Vibrio Cholera, serotype Ogawa.

  • Overall, the epidemic curve shows a declining trend from week 51 onwards, while the attack rate remains high in some high risk districts.

  • Health response is underway through 26 Diarrhea Treatment Centres (DTC) in 24 districts; while WASH partners are undertaking response in 29 districts.

09 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The closure of the Sana’a airport is denying an estimated 20,000 people access to life-saving healthcare abroad.
  • Over 5.3 million reached across Yemen’s 22 governorates despite obstacles.
  • People in Yemen are dying of preventable health issues.

Funding

  • $1.6 billion requested
  • $977 million funding against HRP
  • 60 per cent funded (31 December 2016)

Trapped in Yemen

14 Dec 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 122 confirmed cholera cases in Yemen.

  • More than 5 million reached across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Violence against girls and women increases.

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 12.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.7 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.0 m

# of people displaced (IDPs & returnees) 3.3 m

# of deaths (WHO) 7,272

# of injuries ?injured persons 38,279

28 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

• As of 24 November 2016, 103 cases of cholera have been confirmed in 31 districts with 8 cases of deaths from cholera.

• A total of 6121 of suspected cases are reported in 86 districts.

• During the week 18 to 24 November 13 new confirmed cases and 1,295 suspected cases were reported.

• Incidence rate is 3 cases per 10,000.

• Case fatality rate (CFR) for the cholera associated deaths is 1.2 %,

• WHO and partners established and supported 26 Cholera Treatment Centers in 24 districts.

21 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures

  • As of 17 November 2016, 90 cases of cholera were confirmed in 29 districts with 8 cases of deaths from cholera.

  • WHO/ MoPHP estimates that 7.6M people are at risk in 15 governorates.

  • A total of 4,825 suspected cases are reported in 64 districts.

  • Cholera case fatality rate (CFR) is 1.5 %

  • Incidence rate is 4 cases per 10,000.

  • WHO and partners have established 26 Cholera Treatment Centers in 24 districts.

Situation Overview

08 Nov 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 71 confirmed cases of cholera in 11 governorates

  • Food insecurity worsens

  • Salaries of 1.25M public servants remain unpaid

  • Airstrike in Sana’a kills over 140 and injures over 600

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 12.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.7 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.0 m

P# of people displaced (IDPs & returnees) 3.1 m*

03 Nov 2016 description
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This report is produced by OCHA Yemen in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 13 October – 1 November 2016. The next report will be issued as additional information becomes available.

Highlights

  • Cholera is spreading throughout Yemen. 71 cases have been confirmed in 11 governorates; eight people have already died in three governorates; and there are over 2,000 suspected cases across the country.

13 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • As of 13 October, 15 cases of cholera have been confirmed: 11 in Sana’a and four in Al Bayda.

  • WHO estimates that 76,000 people are at risk in 15 governorates.

  • National health system’s capacity to respond has been compromised by 18 months of conflict.

  • Planned interventions include the establishment of 15 Cholera Treatment Centers. The overall cost of the integrated Cholera/Acute Watery Diarrhea outbreak Response Plan in Yemen stands at $22.3M.

30 Sep 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • New pledges totaling more than $116 million have been committed by donors to the Yemen operation.

  • UNICEF supports 600,000 children to take final year school exams.

  • Child marriage increases as result of the economic crisis.

  • Humanitarian assistance delivered to 4.6 m people.

  • 700,000 people assisted in Al Hudaydah hub since January 2016

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 12.6 m