THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1
Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2
Ensure that all assistance promotes the protection, safety & dignity of affected people, and is provided equitably to men, women, boys and girls
I’d been asked in recent days for an update on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and I can tell you that we are talking to the Coalition on the importance of keeping all ports open for all cargo. All ports in Yemen should remain open in order to facilitate the rapid entry and distribution of humanitarian and commercial imports across the country.
WFP food imports in mt
On 20 December, the Saudi-led coalition announced to keep Yemen’s main Hodeidah port open for a month for both humanitarian & commercial cargo, including fuel. Shortly after this announcement, two commercial tankers carrying some 39,000 mt of fuel were cleared to access Hodeidah.
January 19, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
Canada is deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in Yemen and its humanitarian impact on civilians, particularly women and children, who continue to bear the brunt of the war that began in 2015. Thousands of civilians have been killed as a result of violence, disease or famine, and millions in the country are deprived of food, water, medicine and other life-saving supplies.
by Heba Kanso | @hebakanso | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:36 GMT
BEIRUT, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After enduring three years of war, hunger and disease, Yemenis could now be at heightened risk of catching malaria due to a collapsing health care system, aid agencies said on Thursday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that malaria cases rose in 2016 to 433,000 from 336,000 the year before.
by Heba Kanso and Thin Lei Win | @hebakanso | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:57 GMT
BEIRUT/ROME, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Already battered by three years of war, Yemen is in danger of tipping into famine in 2018 if fighting continues to disrupt imports of food aid, aid agencies warned.
SANA'A, 18 January 2018 — The World Health Organization has delivered 200 tonnes of life-saving medicines and health supplies to Yemen. Four United Nations planes carrying the cargo landed in Sana'a Airport this week.
The shipments include essential medicines, insulin vials, antibiotics, rabies vaccines, intravenous (IV) fluids, and other medical supplies and equipment.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
Purpose of the Strategic Advisory Group
The Cluster Coordination Team seeks to engage a number of cluster participants, representing various stakeholder groups, in decision-making through consensus management. The Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) will guide the cluster, in a consultative and collaborative manner, with policy decisions, strategic direction and coordination mechanisms.
ADEN, Yemen – Having endured almost three years of conflict in Yemen’s Red Sea governorate of Al Hudaydah, the Saad* family were finally forced to flee their home after fresh fighting that swept the area in recent weeks destroyed their neighbour’s home and left them in fear of their lives.
The family of five quickly packed their bags and took to the road, dodging bullets, bombs and mines in order to make their escape. Father-of-three Mohammed Saad said they escaped from their home in the coastal district of Al Khawkhah just in time.
Coalition Blockade Imperils Civilians; Houthis Hinder Aid
The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 14 Jan 2018 is 1,035,676 suspected cholera cases and 2,244 associated deaths, (CFR 0.22%), 1100 have been confirmed by culture.
-The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 7 Jan 2018 is 1,029,717 suspected cholera cases and 2,241 associated deaths, (CFR 0.22%), 1094 have been confirmed by culture.
59.3 % of death were severe cases at admission - The total proportion of severe cases among the suspected cases is 16.8% - The national attack rate is 373 per 10,000. The five governorates with the highest cumulative attack rates per 10,000 remain Amran (877), Al Mahwit (832), Al Dhale’e (644), Hajjah (504) and Sana’a (498).
Despite last month’s temporary lifting of the Saudi led-coalition blockade of Yemen’s northern ports, in the past three and a half weeks only 18 per cent of the country’s monthly fuel needs and just over half its monthly food needs have been imported through these ports, Oxfam said today.
MOCHA, 16th January, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE Armed Forces medical teams working with the Arab Coalition Forces, led by Saudi Arabia, are performing their humanitarian role in the liberated areas of the West Coast of Yemen by treating vulnerable patients and reaching out to them in their homes.
MOCHA, 15th January, 2018 (WAM) -- Freedom finally reigns in areas of Yemen’s West Coast that were liberated by the Arab Coalition Forces, led by Saudi Arabia, which supported the legitimate Yemeni government.
The smiles have also returned to the faces of Yemeni children after the Iranian-backed Houthi militias had destroyed their innocence.
SHABWA, Yemen, 14th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has signed an agreement with the Education Office in the province of Shabwa to build and restore a number of classrooms in a school located in the Nisab governorate, as part of the authority's continuous support of the education sector in liberated areas of Yemen.
The agreement was signed by Mohammed Saif Al Muhairi, Head of the ERC team in Shabwa and Mohammed Ali Lamlas, Director-General of the Education Office.
SHABWAH, 13th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has dispatched six relief aid convoys to residents of the city of Yashbam in the Al Said District of the Shabwah Governorate in Yemen. The aid convoys contained over 1,700 food baskets.
Mohammed Saif Al Muhairi, Head of the ERC Team in Shabwah, highlighted the aid authority's keenness to intensify its humanitarian assistance in Yemen. He explained that the ERC responded to the humanitarian appeals made by Yashbam city residents.
ABU DHABI, 12th January, 2018 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has signed a cooperation agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to support emergency care for mothers and newborns in the Al Mukalla province in Yemen's Hadramout governorate, as part of efforts to ensure access to essential and life-saving emergency services for the displaced and their host communities.
FACTS & FIGURES
22.2 million people (80% of population) in need of humanitarian assistance, of which, 11.3 million people in acute need
Over 3 million internally displaced (of which 0.9 million returnees)
17.8 million people food insecure
16.4 million people in need of basic health care
16 million people lack access to safe water and sanitation
EU humanitarian funding:: €120 million in 2015 & 2016 €76.7 million in 2017