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22 Jun 2018 description

June 20, 2018 – On July 9, 2018, the UN Security Council will hold its Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), under the presidency of Sweden, current chair of the Security Council Working Group on CAC. At the debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2225 (2015), covering January 1 to December 31, 2017. Sweden will take the opportunity of the debate to highlight protection of children’s rights and prevention of future violations, and plans to introduce a resolution for adoption.

22 Jun 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.

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22 Jun 2018 description
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Two young girls have been badly injured and orphaned following an airstrike near Hodeidah, Yemen, as the conflict in the port city continues.

Save the Children has begun assisting two sisters, Shadia*, 2 and Wafa*, 6, who have been orphaned and badly injured following an airstrike that hit near their parents' vehicle, close to the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah.

22 Jun 2018 description

NEW YORK, 21st June 2018 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates is absolutely committed to maintaining and accelerating its cooperation and coordination with the United Nations and other international organisations to boost humanitarian relief and contingency planning in Yemen, said Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

21 Jun 2018 description
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Sana’a, 21 June 2018 – A week after fighting began in the port city of Hodeidah, hundreds of thousands of civilians remain at serious risk. “We are deeply worried about the situation,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. “Even before the fighting began, conditions in Hodeidah were some of the worst in the country.”

21 Jun 2018 description

A three-year conflict sparked a humanitarian crisis of catastrophic proportions. Over 7 million people are reached every month with much-needed humanitarian aid.

The conflict created a severe health crisis that particularly affected children. So far this year, the UN and partners have reached 2.3 million people in desperate need of health services.

Read more on United Nations OCHA.

20 Jun 2018 description

Ambassador Mohammed Al-Jaber, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen, who is also the executive director of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations' Center, stressed yesterday during a meeting with the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the Kingdom, as well as, other representatives, that the Hodaidah Port remains open and it will be a life artery for Yemenis in facilitating relief supplies; as opposed to a passage for weapons of death and destruction and means to enrich the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.

20 Jun 2018 description

Manama, June 20 (BNA): The Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) is preparing to send humanitarian aid consignments to the Yemeni People in Al-Hudaydah town. The move is in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to provide humanitarian aid to the Yemeni People. The consignment will be sent under the patronage of Representative of HM the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and RCO Board of Trustees Chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa,

20 Jun 2018 description

New arrivals

UNHCR has received 6,520 Yemeni refugees in Somalia since the breakout of the conflict in Yemen in 2015, out of which 137 arrived in April (534 in 2018) by boat to the ports of Berbera and Bossaso.

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Yemeni refugees are registered in UNHCR’s ProGres database by UNHCR or government counterparts to record and verify persons of concern. Registration also serves as a tool to determine the needs and protection assistance required for persons of concern.

19 Jun 2018 description

‘Trends in humanitarian funding: where are we now and what lies ahead’ at the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

Conference Room 12, United Nations, New York, 08:30 a.m. 19 June 2018

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Excellencies, distinguished guests,

Having heard from Development Initiatives about funding trends through 2017, I am pleased to present the mid-year Global Humanitarian Overview Status Report.

19 Jun 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.

The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 85% live below the poverty line. 48% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.

The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. Nearly 50,000 refugees have active work permits.

19 Jun 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. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• Heavy fighting and airstrikes are continuing in several locations in Al Hudaydah City and southern districts. The frontlines remained largely static in the past forty-eight hours.

• Risk that some warehouses outside Al Hudaydah City could become inaccessible. Agencies relocating stocks.

17 Jun 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. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

• Armed clashes reached Al Hudaydah airport on the southern outskirts of the city.

• IDPs arriving to Al Hudaydah City from the frontlines.

• The Yemen Red Crescent evacuated injured civilians from Al Mandhar to hospitals in Al Hudaydah City.

16 Jun 2018 description

Conflict in Al Hudaydah threatens ports; sustained imports needed to mitigate risk of Famine

16 Jun 2018 description

On Wednesday 13 June, forces loyal to President Hadi, backed by the Saudi and Emirati-led international coalition (SELC) have launched a military offensive on Hodeidah, whose strategic port on the Red sea remains one of the few lifelines left for people living in northern Yemen.

16 Jun 2018 description

. Clashes are continuing just south of Hodeidah city during the Eid al-Fitr festival, one of the most important religious holidays for Muslims. Many people in Hodeidah left their homes yesterday to go to Mosque or visit friends and family, but many are frightened to move far from their homes.

· Fighting is ongoing in several locations near the city's southern outskirts, where Ansar Allah troops are holding a line close to Hodeidah airport. Frontlines elsewhere have shifted inland in response to heavy coalition airstrikes.