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18 Oct 2018 description

Gisela Vallès is medical team leader at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Abs, the capital of the district of the same name in northern Yemen.

Increased fighting in the region in recent weeks is causing new waves of displacement.

In this interview, Gisela explains the challenges and obstacles her team face in providing assistance to the displaced groups and host communities.

How is the conflict affecting people in the district of Abs?

17 Oct 2018 description
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Situation Overview

Thousands of people have been displaced by Tropical Cyclone “Luban” that made landfall on the coast of Yemen on 14 October. Three people are confirmed dead, 14 missing and more than 100 injured according to the Al Maharah Emergency Operations Room.

The cyclone lost strength and has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as of 15 October. In the last three days, several districts have been flooded following heavy rains, causing a significant number of houses to collapse.

17 Oct 2018 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new £25 million (US$33 million) contribution from the United Kingdom to support more than 1.2 million people in Yemen, amid mounting fears of a potential famine in the country.

17 Oct 2018 description

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by the OCHA Yemen office. The next report will be issued when additional information on the emergency becomes available.

I. Situation Overview

ESCALATED ARMED CONFLICT IN AL HUDAYDAH GOVERNORATE

16 Oct 2018 description

Key Highlights

  • From 07 August to 26 September, IOM identified an increase of 13,355 displaced households. The largest increases being within Amanat Al Asimah , Al Hudaydah and Taizz Governorates.

  • Provided hot meals to 32,280 beneficiaries to date since the crisis began in June in Al Hudaydah. Currently four kitchens are operational, preparing hot meals for IDPs every day.

16 Oct 2018 description

Highlights:

  • RDP reached 6,054 individuals disaggregated 412 men, 2,759 women, 1,299 boys and 1,584 girls through integrated package of Health, Nutrition, WASH and Food Security Interventions in September, 2018.

  • Daily Nutritional Services in Mudhiakhera District.

  • Daily Health Services in Mudhiakhera District.

  • GHO Observation in Mudhiakhera District.

  • MoPIC Observation in Mudhiakhera District.

  • WASH Needs Assessment Survey in Mudhiakhera Dist.

15 Oct 2018 description

Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, announces UK support to help screen, prevent and tackle malnutrition in Yemen.

The UK is providing a major new UK aid package to help screen, prevent and tackle malnutrition in Yemen, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt announced today.

The UN estimates that 17.8 million people do not have reliable access to food across Yemen, including 1.8 million children who are acutely malnourished.

15 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children

“I feel my friend’s pain and my pain. I don’t feel anything else”– 12-year-old Yemeni boy in severe distress following deadly school bus attack in Saada

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 15, 2018) — 12-year-old *Khaled was on his way to a picnic when a deadly airstrike hit his school bus, killing 40 children in northern Saada province, Yemen, on August 9. Not only was he badly injured in the attack, putting him in a wheelchair since, the horrifying experience has also left him feeling anguished and numb.

15 Oct 2018 description

Sana’a, 15 October 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund is dispatching emergency supplies to assist communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Luban that hit Socotra island and coastal areas of south-east Yemen on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, nearly 500 families were displaced to schools and other settlements due to Cyclone Luban. These numbers are expected to increase as meteorologists predict torrential rains and possible flooding and landslides.

14 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children

"I feel my friend's pain and my pain. I don't feel anything else"

14 Oct 2018 description

14 October 2018 - The Ministry of Public Health and Population of Yemen has reported 15201 suspected cases and 37 associated deaths during epidemiological week 38 (17 September – 23 September) in 2018. 14% are severe cases. The cumulative total number of suspected cholera cases from 27 April 2017 to 23 September 2018 is 1207596 and 2510 associated deaths (CFR 0.21%). So far, 2980 samples have been confirmed by culture.

13 Oct 2018 description
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October 13th, 2018 ― Doha: Under its large-scale response to the humanitarian crisis in Al-Hudaydah, Yemen, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has breathed life into the collapsing health sector in Sanaa.

A new plan is in progress to provide primary health care for the population displaced from Al-Hudaydah due to the recent escalation of violence.

It is based on an appeal issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to mobilize international humanitarian support for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sanaa.

11 Oct 2018 description

Key Issues:

  • The rapid depreciation of the Yemeni Rial has further increased the vulnerability of food insecure households.

  • Economic output has contracted by about 50 per cent since 2015. About 52 per cent of Yemenis now live on less than US$1.90 a day.

  • Fighting continues in Al Hudaydah City. A civilian was killed and others were injured when an IDP site was shelled on 6 October.

11 Oct 2018 description

The UAE has offered 33 tonnes of food supplements to Yemeni children who are suffering from severe malnutrition, through launching a comprehensive nutrition programme.

The food supplements were delivered to Al-Jumhuriah Hospital in Aden, Yemen, as part of the UAE’s ongoing efforts to ease the suffering of Yemenis, due to the difficult humanitarian circumstances caused by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

11 Oct 2018 description

Quote from NRC staff member in Hodeidah:

"People here are suffering from a fuel crisis, they have no income, no medicine and no electricity in their houses. Jets hover for long hours, especially at night. It's so scary. We can hear clashes – guns and exploding mortar on one side and airstrikes shake our whole building. It is so stressful and incredibly frightening."

Quote from a Yemeni father whose whole village fled their homes last month:

10 Oct 2018 description

ADEN, 10th October, 2018 (WAM) -- The UAE has offered 33 tonnes of food supplements to Yemeni children who are suffering from severe malnutrition, through launching a comprehensive nutrition programme.

The food supplements were delivered to Al-Jumhuriah Hospital in Aden, Yemen, as part of the UAE’s ongoing efforts to ease the suffering of Yemenis, due to the difficult humanitarian circumstances caused by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

10 Oct 2018 description
  • Tropical cyclone LUBAN continued moving north-west over the West Central Arabian Sea. On 10 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 644 km south-east from the city of Salalah (Oman) and it had maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (equivalent to Category 1 in the Saffir Simpson Scale).

  • Over the next 48 hours, it is forecast to keep moving north-west over the Gulf of Aden toward the north-eastern parts of Yemen slightly strengthening. Heavy rain and strong wind may affect south-west Oman and north-east Yemen