31 July 2011
The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate. Basic services, including health services, are barely functioning and access remains limited due to uncertain security. The drought is also having an impact on Yemen, where a third of the population is already food insecure. WHO is maintaining close contact with all parties and supporting the Ministry of Health and volunteer groups in delivering life-saving health services.
28 June 2011
The humanitarian situation in Abyan is deteriorating rapidly. Almost all public services are no longer functioning and health workers have fled. Meanwhile, the diarrhoea outbreak continues with 742 cases reported between 7 April and 15 June. The disruption of public health programmes is making the task of controlling the outbreak very difficult. WHO is supporting community health volunteers in Abyan to reach the population in the affected areas.
9 June 2011
As violence in Yemen escalated last week with fighting in the capital Sana'a leaving 29 dead and 113 injured, WHO is assisting health providers to cope with the increased demand for health services, particularly emergency health care. Since February, this brings the combined total number of casualties in Yemen, from both demonstration related violence and fighting, to 262 deaths and 3287 injured.
26 May 2011
Violence has subsided during the past 10 days but the situation remains fluid and unpredictable. More than 145 deaths and 3620 injuries have been reported since the beginning of the protests. Health care is provided by advanced medical posts and makeshift hospitals managed and manned by volunteers from the protestors’ side and by the country’s two designated referral hospitals.
24 February 2011
Over the past years, repeated internal conflicts and clashes (conflict in the north, secessionist movement in the south and terrorist threats) have disrupted the provision of basic services, including health care services.