The decade long conflict between the government and the Houthi movement escalated in 2015. The crisis has exacerbated historic vulnerabilities including chronic poverty, weak governance, corruption, over-dependence on imports, dwindling oil revenues, and water scarcity.? After President Hadi fled the capital Sana’a to the southern port city of Aden, an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE began bombing Houthi-controlled areas. At least 24.1 million people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance.? In January 2019, some 64,000 people were in Catastrophe (IPC-5) levels of food insecurity, nearly 5 million people in Emergency (IPC-4) and 10.9 million in Crisis (IPC-3).?
Approximately 19.7 million people lack adequate healthcare, of whom 14 million are in acute need of assistance.? Around 300,000 suspected cholera cases and 578 deaths (CFR 0.19%) have been reported since the start of 2019.? From January to June 2019, there were 517,020 suspected cases and 755 deaths (CFR 0.15%) from cholera, which is already more suspected cases and deaths than what was recorded for the whole of 2018.? All governorates are affected, with 2,500 suspected cases reported daily. 17.8 million people lack access to WASH services, exacerbating the situation.? Fighting and bureaucracy restrict access to affected areas and the rainy season (April to August) will likely accelerate the spread of the disease. In Yemen, both rainy and dry conditions aggravate the spread of disease.
Widespread violations of international humanitarian law, including the targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure by airstrikes and shelling, have resulted in loss of life, displacement, and destruction of infrastructure.? From the beginning of 2018 to the end of June 2019, approximately 6,850 civilian causalities and 2,650 civilian deaths have been recorded as a direct result of the fighting.? A UN-brokered ceasefire in December 2018 reduced violence in Al Hudaydah, however, fighting has continued on numerous active frontlines across the country. In 2019 an additional 300,000 people have been displaced bringing the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) to an estimated 4 million people dispersed across all governorates. The majority having been displaced since March 2015.? Migrants and refugees, mostly from Ethiopia, continue to arrive in southern Yemen. April and May 2019 have seen some of the highest monthly averages of arrivals. IOM estimates that 18,320 refugees and migrants arrived in April 2019 and 18,904 people arrived in May 2019.? This is despite voluntary humanitarian return (VHR) flights coordinated by the Mixed Migration Working Group throughout May and June 2019 for migrants detained in informal detention centres with little to no services.
INFORM measures Yemen's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be very high, at 7.8/10.?
16/10: A spike in dengue fever has been reported with over 14,590 suspected cases including 79 deaths since the beginning of 2019. This year saw a higher number of fatalities compared to last year (0.2% case fatality rate compared to 0.1% in 2018). Southern governorates are mainly affected, especially Ta'iz, Abyan, Lahj and Aden. Years of conflict, heavy rains and bad weather conditions have aggravated the risk of the transmission of dengue fever and other diseases. Lack of sanitation, poor living conditions and a lack of vector-control activities also drive transmission.?
26/09: September saw a number of mass casualties incidents that caused civilian casualties with over 142 civilians killed and 65 injured across Yemen. Civilian causalities due to airstrikes decreased by 37 % in June-August to 713 from the 1,129 that were reported in March-May. However, casualites began to risk sharply again in late August and September. Between 23 and 24 September, 22 civilians were killed and 15 injured when two different airstrikes hit a mosque in Amran and a house in Al-Dhale’e. On 13 September shelling in Al Hudaydah killed 11 civilians in the same day. Earlier on 1 September, 109 civilians were killed and 50 injured by an airstrike that hit a detention facility in Dhamar. Further airstrikes and shelling will severely impact on civilians and essential public infrastructure.??
Crisis Severity: 4.5
Humanitarian Conditions: 4.5
Access Constraints: 5
Information courtesy of ACAPS. https://www.acaps.org/
Key Figures - 2019 HPC
- Provide safe, appropriate shelter and essential household items to displaced and highly vulnerable families
- Coordinate the delivery of a Minimum Service Package (MSP) in under-served emergency and IDP settlements
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|General Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster Meeting - August 2019||16 Jun 2019|
12 Common Operating Datasets or CCCM-tagged datsets are on the Humanitarian Data Exchange:
- Yemen Displacement - Daily Tracking - [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 01/01/2019-10/12/2019
- Yemen - Administrative Boundaries - Yemen Ministry of Local Administration/Central Statistical Organization - 11/01/2015
- Yemen - Internally displaced persons - IDPs - IDMC - 01/01/2008-12/31/2018
- Yemen - CSO 2017 Population Projections by Governorate & District, Sex & Age Disaggregated - Yemen Ministry of Local Administration/Central Statistical Organization - 01/01/2017-12/31/2017
- Yemen Displacement Data - Area Assessment [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 11/30/2018
- Yemen Emergency Event Tracking Jun-Aug 2018 [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 06/01/2018-08/28/2018
- Yemen Displacement Data - Task Force on Population Movement [IOM DTM] - International Organization for Migration (IOM) - 08/31/2018
- Yemen Assessment Data [DTM] - Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM) - 06/01/2018-06/30/2018
- Yemen - Water Courses - Yemen Central Statistical Organisation - 04/30/2014
- Yemen - Ports - Yemen Central Statistical Organisation - 04/30/2014