Yemen (DSR Example)

Situation Report

Highlights

  • Lack of funding threatens the Yemen humanitarian response
  • Conflict in Al Dhale'e increases civilian casualties and obstructs the humanitarian response
  • Cholera stalks Yemen two years after 2017 outbreak
  • 7,508 Children killed or maimed since 2013
  • Delays in approving humanitarian projects leave 2.6 Million people at risk
A Field Medical Foundation (FMF) mobile clinic visits the Al Sha'ab IDPs collective center in Aden.
A Field Medical Foundation (FMF) mobile clinic visits the Al Sha'ab IDPs collective center in Aden. OCHA/Matteo Minasi

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Key Figures

24.1M
People in Need
21.4M
People Targeted for Assistance
12.3M
Children in Need
360K
Children Suffering from S. A. Malnutrition

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Funding

$4.2B
Required
$3.6B
Received
85%
Progress
FTS

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Contacts

Sebastien Trives

Head of Office

Federica D’Andreagiovanni

Head of Communication

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Analysis
An injured boy being treated at a hospital in Sana’a
C. Cans/OCHA

Concerns Over Rising Civilian Casualty Numbers

Hostilities across Yemen continue to exact a high civilian toll, although fewer casualties were reported in the first three months of 2019 than in the same period in 2018 .“Violence rages still,” Mr. Lowcock told the Security Council on 15 May. “In the first quarter of the year, more than 900 civilian casualties were reported. And it is a sobering fact of the war in Yemen…that civilians are more likely to die in their own homes than anywhere else, as a result of the war.”

On 16 May, multiple air strikes hit various locations in Amanat Al Asimah and Sana’a governorates, killing children and wounding more than 70 civilians including foreign health workers and a refugee. In a statement, Ms. Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen said: “This terrible incident is a tragic reminder of all the reasons this war must stop.”

The Protection Cluster reported 52 civilian casualties in Al Dhale’e Governorate between 9 and 15 May. This figure included seven civilians, six of whom were children, who were killed in a strike on houses in Shalil area on 11 May. During the reporting period, a surge in civilian casualties was reported in Sa’ada and Al Jawf governorates. In Majz District, Sa’ada Governorate, an airstrike hit a vehicle, killing six civilians and injuring one other. Majz has seen a share of casualties owing to its proximity to areas of active hostilities. In Al Ghayl District, shellfire hit a vehicle killing two civilians.

In Hajjah Governorate, the Protection Cluster reported confrontations in Hayran District and airstrikes and bombing in Abs. The casualty rate across the Al Hudaydah Hub remained high, with 19 civilian casualties reported between 9 and 15 May, including four in Hajjah. Heavy weapons were used in Al Hali District while strikes intensified in Ad Durayhimi District. Hostilities were also reported Al Jabaliyah area in At Tuhayta District. One child was killed in Al Hali and another injured. In Taizz Governorate, , 12 civilian casualties were reported between 9 and 15 May. According to the Civilian Impact Monitoring Project, in the year to date, an average 17 civilian casualties have been reported each week.

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Feature

Joint statement by the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen and the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, 1 September 2019

Mass casualties reported following air strikes in Dhamar Governorate

Sana’a, 1 September 2019 – On 1 September, air strikes hit a former community college compound on the northern outskirts of Dhamar City. According to sources on the ground, as many as 170 prisoners were being held in a detention facility within the compound.

Initial reports from health officials indicate that at least 60 people have been killed and 50 injured. The Yemen UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has confirmed that 52 detainees are among the dead. At least 68 detainees are still missing. Casualties are most likely to increase as rescue efforts are still on going.

“Today’s event is a tragedy. The human cost of this war is unbearable. We need it to stop. Yemenis deserve a peaceful future. Today’s tragedy reminds us that Yemen cannot wait. I hope the Coalition will launch an enquiry into this incident. Accountability needs to prevail.” said Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen.

“This is a horrific incident,” said Ms. Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen. “The scale of the casualties is staggering. We send our deepest condolences to families that are today grieving for their loved ones.” First responders have been struggling to reach the scene due to repeated strikes on the site. Survivors are believed to remain trapped under rubble and the search for further casualties continues.

“Humanitarian partners are rushing surgical and medical supplies, including trauma kits, to Dhamar General Hospital and Maaber Hospital. We are diverting critical medical supplies from the cholera response,” said Ms. Grande. "We have no choice.” “These are very dark times for Yemen,” said Ms. Grande. "There have been days of fighting and strikes in the south and hundreds of casualties,” said Ms. Grande. “It's obvious, and we say it again and again. The only way to end the killing and misery in Yemen is to end the conflict.” said Mr. Griffiths.

Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Nearly 80 per cent of the total population, 24.1 million people, requires some form of humanitarian assistance and protection. Ten million people are a step away from famine and starvation and 7 million people are malnourished.

The 2019 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) requires US$4.2 billion to assist more than 20 million Yemenis including 10 million people who rely entirely on humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs every month. As of today, the YHRP is 34 per cent funded. At the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen convened by the UN Secretary -General in February 2019, the United Nations and humanitarian partners were promised $2.6 billion to meet the urgent needs. To date, less than half of this amount has been received. Humanitarian agencies are appealing to donors to provide funds as quickly as possible.

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Cluster Status

Food Security and Agriculture

20.1M
People in Need
9.9M
People in Acute Need

Needs

Approximately 9.9 million people (9.65 million in IPC Phase 4 and close to a quarter of a million in IPC Phase 5) face severe food deficits, elevated hunger, and risk of starvation. Large scale emergency food assistance is needed to address this crisis.

Cluster partners are planning to expand operations to target 12 million people per month – an increase of 43 per cent. This will include 10 million severely food-insecure people and 2 million IDPs in acute need who require unconditional in kind food, cash or voucher transfers.

In addition, livelihoods assets have nearly collapsed, and negative coping behaviours are becoming more common. This requires support through agricultural, livestock, and fishery supplies, and kick-starting and resuscitating non-agricultural livelihoods. Affected households need longer term livelihoods support to increase assets and incomes while community rehabilitation and resilience activities are needed in some areas.

Response

FIRST LINE RESPONSE Reduce severe hunger among highly vulnerable families by:

  • Distributing food, cash, or vouchers to severely food insecure families in IPC phase four districts and areas with populations in IPC phase five

  • Distributing food, cash, or vouchers to newly displaced and host families in high priority districts

  • Distributing conditional, and season-specific cash or vouchers and employing adults on public works schemes including projects that rehabilitate public infrastructure and community assets in IPC phase four districts and areas with populations in IPC phase five

  • Distributing agricultural and fishery kits to severely food insecure rural households in IPC phase four districts and areas with populations in IPC phase five

To measure first line impact, partners will particularly track the percentage increase in the number of targeted households with a Food Consumption Score (FCS) greater than 42

Gaps

Based on 2018 SMART surveys and Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessments in 15 governorates, 2017 SMART surveys in three governorates, a 2016 SMART survey in one governorate and a 2016 Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in three governorates, the Nutrition Cluster is targeting as follows:

  • Of the 357,487 children under five in need of SAM treatment, a minimum of 285,990 will benefit from support

  • Of the 1.68 million children under five and 1.1 million PLW in need of TSFPs, a minimum of 937,878 children under five and 639,210 PLW will benefit from support

  • Of the 800,719 children under two and 1,211,146 PLW in need of BSFPs, 100 per cent of the children and lactating women in need in 107 high-risk districts and 60 per cent in 58 new high-risk districts will benefit from support

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Taizz City Map as of Jan-2016

Taizz City

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