Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Today, 17 million Yemenis – two-thirds of the total population – cannot access healthy food and clean water; more than seven million are on the brink of famine. In addition, fighting has caused 1.8 million people to flee their homes. Altogether, cholera affects 20 from every 100,000 individuals in Yemen, and we expect that figure to rise as we approach the summer months, when waterborne illnesses spread more swiftly in hotter temperatures.
There Has Been A 450 Per Cent Average Increase:
2016, with the average increasing to 41 cases per day. This is the highest level on record since April 2015, when we first started monitoring cholera in Yemen. In May, about 6,300 suspected cases of the disease were reported across the country, of which 2,000 were confirmed.
A lack of funding has put those most at risk at serious risk of hunger and disease. Our partners have provided life-saving medical care and food assistance for millions of people who would otherwise go without help. Even so, if financing isn’t provided by the end of 2017, they’ll face a difficult future.
Worst Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen Of The Time:
Aden alone has seen over 6,300 suspected cholera cases in May alone – a 450 per cent increase on the previous quarter. Currently, we’re providing critically-needed food assistance to 1.3 million people across 13 of Yemen’s 22 governorates.
In addition, we have reached more than 2.4 million people with clean water since March 2016 through a partnership with UNICEF. But if we do not raise enough money, our operations will be in jeopardy and millions of people will be left without sustainable assistance this summer, if not. It is estimated that some 400 classrooms were damaged or destroyed, of which about 80 served as residences.
While other schools have closed due to security concerns. I know that the UK Government is doing all it can to work with partners and respond as effectively as possible to the crisis in Yemen, but we’re facing a test unlike any we’ve ever seen before. So to show your support for our vital work on the ground, please donate to Yemen. Every pound you give will help provide food and water, medicines and clean clothes for so many people who desperately need our help in Yemen.
Update Of The Humanitarian Situation In Yemen:
May 2017 3 June 2017 Situation summary Since 25 March 2015, a Saudi Arabia-led Coalition has conducted military operations supporting Yemeni. Government forces against the Huthi armed group that escalated on 20 March into conflict across some of Yemen’s main cities.
An all-out war erupted on 19 April 2016 between the Huthi rebel group and Government forces. Causing significant damage to civilian infrastructure and displaced more than 2 million people.
What Is The Current State Of Affairs In Yemen?
A new surge of violence occurred on 6 August when Ansar Allah (the Huthis) attacked Abha airport in the Asir region with a ballistic missile intercepted by the Saudi-led Coalition. Peace efforts started in December 2015 with the signing of UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait. But these are yet to bear fruit, and the situation remains volatile.
Currently, due to ongoing conflict, violence and disease outbreaks, there is a major humanitarian emergency in Yemen. However, the overall condition remains fluid. Unpredictable due to rising tensions between all parties; heavy fighting continues throughout Yemen, with indiscriminate targeting of civilians occurring on both sides.
On 26 March 2015, Saudi Arabia announced it would lead military coalition operations against rebel factions operating inside Yemen. After President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled his southern stronghold city Aden following an offensive by Ansar Allah (Huthi) rebel forces.
On 20 March 2015, Ansar Allah rebels took control of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital. Since then, the UN has sponsored four talks, but none have led to a lasting peace agreement in Yemen. More than 6,400 individuals have died as a result of combat between the government and the opposition.