Humanitarian Health Action

Yemen situation reports archive



  • 31 July 2011

    Concern rising as humanitarian situation deteriorates in Yemen

    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

    Growing needs for emergency life-saving health care in Yemen

    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

    Yemen Situation report - 9 June 2011

    The overall situation in Yemen remains tense and unpredictable with reports of a fragile ceasefire in Sana’a. The humanitarian country team convened on 8 June to respond to the current humanitarian situation. WHO will submit a proposal for additional central emergency relief fund (CERF) funding to respond to the situation of internally-displaced persons in the southern governorates of Yemen.

  • 9 June 2011

    WHO responds to Yemen crisis

    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.

  • May 2011 - Monthly Highlights

    Supporting the provision of essential health care in Yemen

    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 – Al-Thura Hospital in Taiz and Kuwait Hospital in Sana’a.

  • February 2011 - Monthly Highlights

    Yemen: maintaining health care for displaced populations

    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.


  • 18 January 2010

    Yemen situation report no. 12 - 18 January 2010

    Catering for the increasing number of IDPs and their increasing needs in health services is becoming more and more challenging in view of the available limited resources, thereby making them potentially more vulnerable to outbreaks of communicable diseases.



  • October - November 2008

    Tropical storm and floods in Hadramout and Al-Mahra provinces

    A tropical storm hit the provinces of Hadramout and Al-Mahra on 23 October 2008 and after 30 hours of non-stop rain unleashed massive floods and swept through these provinces causing huge destruction and causalities. According to reports the most affected districts are Tarim, Al-Qotn and Shibam. Heavy floods caused destruction and damage of public infrastructures such as roads, electricity network, water supplies and others.

  • 29 October 2008

    Tropical storm and floods in Hadramout and Al-Mahra provinces

    SAN'A /CAIRO/GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to eastern Yemen's devastating floods by sending medicines and other urgent supplies to treat over 50 000 patients for a range of conditions, including illnesses linked to contaminated water and insect-borne diseases such as malaria.