Humanitarian Health Action

Yemen media and news releases


  • 2 April 2018

  • 16 March 2018

  • 6 February 2018

    UN releases US$9.1 million to support urgent health needs in Yemen

    Sana’a, Yemen –The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to use US$9.1 million from a new UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) grant to provide urgent health assistance to 630,000 vulnerable people in districts around Sana’a and al-Hudayda, including 189,000 internally displaced persons and 441,000 people from host communities.

  • 1 February 2018

    Displaced people in Ibb, Yemen, devastated by hunger and disease for 3 years

    More than 2 million people are still displaced in Yemen, with women and children representing three-quarters of all displaced persons. With support of the Government of Japan, WHO has dispatched 13 mobile medical teams in Yemen to provide primary health care services for those in need, including thousands of IDPs.

  • 15 January 2018

    Long trips searching for treatment in Yemen

    15 January 2018 – Shaiga, 20, and Qumri, 15, sit on a bed close to each other in the post-surgical room of Al-Jumhori hospital in Sa’ada. In September of last year, the 2 sisters were wounded due to shelling near their home in Tallan, Sa’ada governorate of northern Yemen.

  • WHO airlifts 200 tonnes of health supplies to Yemen

    SANA’A, 18 January 2018 — The World Health Organization has delivered 200 tonnes of life-saving medicines and health supplies to Yemen. Four United Nations planes carrying the cargo landed in Sana’a Airport this week.




Yemen - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2017

Health Cluster requirements
US$ 321.6 million (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 126 million

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