Low access constraints: No or very few access constraints. Armed groups, checkpoints, air strikes or other impediments may be present, but these rarely result in travel restrictions. Humanitarian organisations can operate, and with adequate resources could reach all or nearly all targeted people in need.
Medium access constraints: Armed groups, checkpoints, air strikes, and other impediments are present and often result in restrictions on humanitarian movements and operations. Operations continue in these areas with regular restrictions.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Driven by food insecurity and a cholera outbreak caused directly by the conflict, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by two million and now stands at 20.7. Some 9.8 million people are in acute need of assistance to save or sustain their lives while 10.8 million people need assistance to prevent them from slipping into acute need.
Yemen is in the grip of a cholera outbreak of an unprecedented scale. As of 02 July 2017, 262,650 suspected cholera cases and 1,587 deaths have been reported in all governorates except Socotra island. The four most affected governorates are Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, Hajjah and Amran. Children under the age of 18 years are most affected. The magnitude of the outbreak is beyond the capacity, presence and reach of humanitarian organisations who had to reprogramme meagre resources available to tackle widespread food insecurity for the cholera response.
From January to April 2017, national and international humanitarian partners have reached millions of people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance or protection across Yemen. This has been accomplished despite continued conflict and access constraints into and throughout the country, imposed by the parties to the conflict.