While clashes in the streets of the capital subsided, airstrikes were reported on 5 and 6 December. A tense calm has returned to parts of Sana’a, allowing some civilians to venture outside their residences to seek medical care and supplies. Others have decided to leave the city in search of safety, concerned over how the security situation may evolve. Some residents are still reluctant to leave their homes, despite the need to re-stock and seek assistance in fear of renewed fighting or new airstrikes.
Following the announcement on 22 November by the Saudi-led coalition (SLC) that Sana’a airport and Al Hudaydah seaport will be reopened for humanitarian and relief efforts, the United Nations has submitted a deconfliction notification to SLC to resume the transport of aid personnel and humanitarian cargo to northern parts of Yemen and is awaiting confirmation.
• The blockade of critical airports and seaports is impacting humanitarian and commercial supply pipelines affecting millions.
• Suspected cholera cases have declined across Yemen but the threat of cholera remains.
• Humanitarian assistance has reached 2.3 million people in areas covered by Aden hub.
• The YPF 2nd allocation has provided US$70 million to fund 49 projects in 15 governorates.
A blockade compounds a life-threatening crisis
• About 10,000 people need assistance in Dilling locality, South Kordofan.
• Humanitarian corridor Sudan to South Sudan eases food aid to 97,000.
• First official national antitrafficking plan launched by the Government.
• Over 200 Syrian and Yemeni refugees in Khartoum received livelihood training.
• SHF donors travel to Nertiti, in newly opened Jebel Marra.
# people in need in Sudan (2017 HNO): 4.8 million
# people in need in Darfur (2017 HNO): 3 million
• The Saudi-led coalition closed Yemen’s borders on 6 November.
• Humanitarian flights in and out of Yemen have been grounded for six days in a row.
• Critical humanitarian supplies cannot be transported to Yemen
• Humanitarian workers are unable to reach Yemen, while those inside Yemen who need to be rotated out cannot leave.
• Fuel prices haves increased by 60 per cent in Sana’a and trucked water by 133 per cent.
• 11.3 million children across Yemen now need humanitarian assistance, and 55 per cent of IDPs are children.
• OHCHR verified civilian casualties have reached 13,920, including 5,159 people killed and 8,761 injured since March 2017.
• Suspected cholera cases are likely to reach one million by the end of 2017.
• A record seven million people received food assistance in August, but WFP faces a funding shortfall of $390 million in coming months.
Children hardest hit by ongoing conflict
• 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
• 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
• 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
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
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.
- 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
• 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
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
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.
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.
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
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).
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.