Yemen – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, estimates Hudaydah’s displaced population has now reached an estimated 336,846 men, women and children due to a flare up in violence that began two months ago.
The world’s worst humanitarian crisis deteriorated further in June 2018 when a frontal assault on Hudaydah, Yemen’s main port city, led to the displacement of more than half of the city’s 600,000 population, according to IOM’s latest surveys of the population.
Inside this issue:
Nutrition Cluster revision of the 2018 YHRP 1
Cluster Objective 1: Deliver quality lifesaving intervention for acutely malnourished girls, bays and pregnant and lactating women 2
Cluster Objective 2. Contribute to prevention of malnutriton by enhancing BSFP, microns:Went support, deworming and IYCF 4
Cluster Objective 3: Strengthen capacity of national authorities and local partners, to ensure effective, decentralised nutrition response 5
In Yemen, an estimated 22.2 million people require humanitarian assistance in order to meet their basic needs, including 17.8 million people who require emergency food assistance, according to the UN.
ADEN, 13th August, 2018 (WAM) -- Refurbishment works on the grounds of Al Jumhuriyah Hospital in Aden kicked-off during a ceremony marking the laying of the first stone.
Yemen's Minister of Health, Dr Nasser Baoum, and UAE Humanitarian Operations Director for Yemen, Saeed Al Kaabi, attended the ceremony.
The building of an outpatient clinic along with refurbishment works on the hospital's main entrance, and its front yard area are all part of the medical facility's infrastructure development project.
3.1 million people have been reached with health assistance out of 12.3 million people targeted. Ten million people live in 100 districts prioritized for cholera response. The provision of health assistance continues to be challenged by the fact that only 50 per cent of health facilities are fully functional and the non-payments of salaries to health staff.
“Here our job is human. I can’t leave it, I can’t stop.”
Dr Anisa, a doctor with British Red Cross partner the Yemen Red Crescent, speaks from a battered clinic in Sana’a, Yemen.
Once, she was a hospital specialist. The clinic was a thriving health centre for mothers and babies.
But now, Yemen is caught up in deadly conflict. Dr Anisa is now a GP working in one of the only clinics where people can get free healthcare. Patients travel for hours to see her every day.
Like many doctors in Yemen, she hasn’t been paid in two years.
Airstrikes and insecurity result in civilian deaths, infrastructure damage, and service disruptions
Relief agencies provide humanitarian assistance to more than 283,000 Al Hudaydah IDPs
Health actors commence a cholera vaccination campaign targeting 578,000 people in Al Hudaydah and Ibb governorates
Amman, 10 August - On 9 August, scores of people were killed by airstrikes that struck in Majz District, Sa’ada Governorate. The majority of victims are children aged 10 to 13 years who were travelling together on a bus.
“This is horrible and completely unacceptable,” said Ms. Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen. “We feel deeply for the families of the victims. Their loss is unimaginable. To think that so many children have died and been wounded is heart-breaking”.
A country at war
Despite so much natural beauty in Yemen there are always reminders that this is a country at war – a war which has been so devastating to 22 million people. There are regular reminders of the conflict at different points in the journey and, while our minds are focused very much on Hodeidah and a potential impending ground attack, it is also with the millions of children directly and indirectly affected by the horrendous conflict across Yemen.
• Violence in several governorates has killed tens of civilian, including children and women, and continues to displace thousands of other people.
• As of 05 August, 50,552 households have been displaced from Al Hudaydah and 47,400 households (93 per cent of caseload) have received assistance through the rapid response mechanism (RRM)
• More than 1.4 million people in need of assistance live in districts with high access constraints. Food and fuel imports declined by 18 and 20 per cent, respectively, in July
RDP reached 45,766 beneficiaries disaggregated 15,179 men, 20,626 women, 4,808 boys and 5,153 girls through integrated package of Health, nutrition, WASH and Food Security Interventions in July, 2018.
Daily Nutritional Services in Mudhiakhera District, Ibb Governorate.
Community based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Training for health workers in Mudhaikhera District.
Daily Health and Nutrition Services in Mudhiakhera District.
UNOCHA Observation in Mudhiakhera District.
22.2 million People are in need of humanitarian assistance
2 million People are internally displaced
2.2 million People are aimed to be supported by IOM
IOM initiated kitchens in four schools in Hudaydah where displaced people are currently residing. Through these kitchens and other facilities, over 20,400 hot meals have been served since the current crisis began.
HODEIDAH, Yemen – Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls, UNFPA has announced. Some 14,000 of these women and girls are likely to encounter pregnancy-related complications requiring emergency care, but access to health services has been severely limited by the ongoing crisis.
Sana'a International Airport has been hit with an average of one bomb every fortnight, in the two years since it has been shut to all commercial traffic.
Restrictions imposed on Yemen's airspace by the Saudi-led coalition led to the official closure of Sana'a International Airport to commercial flights on 9 August 2016. No commercial traffic has since been allowed access the airport, including to carry Yemenis who need lifesaving medical treatment abroad.
Yemen – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, continues to help migrants, including refugees, stranded in Yemen return home, with its latest voluntary humanitarian return support taking place this week (04-05/08). One movement left from Hudaydah with 132 Ethiopian migrants and the second from Aden with 116 Somali refugees.
IOM: USD 45 Million Needed for 2018-2020 Migrant Response in Horn of Africa, Yemen
Nairobi – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its partners launched, on 6 August, a Regional Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for the Horn of Africa and Yemen through which they are appealing to the international community for USD 45 million. The plan details support to migrants on the move in the Horn of Africa and Yemen from 2018 to 2020.
Over a year after cholera broke out in Yemen, killing more than 2,000 people, the disease is back and spreading fast in the Houthi-held port city of Hudaydah; a target of continued air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition to regain control of the city.
We, the undersigned humanitarian and human rights organisations, strongly condemn the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen's largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on 2 August, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children. Hospitals are protected under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and parties to the conflict are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, as the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande, emphasised in her condemnation of the attack.