Humanitarian Health Action

Yemen situation reports archive

Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean

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2015

  • 7 June 2015

    Health Cluster bulletin - Yemen humanitarian crisis

    Over 20 million people are affected and more than one million people are displaced by the crisis, according to OCHA. Access to health services and facilities is complex due the security situation in the country. More than 15.1 million people are in need to access the health services. There are increased cases of Malaria, Dengue Fever and Viral Haemorrhagic Fever in southern Governorates of Hadramaut, Abyan, Lahj and Aden. Health Cluster and cluster partners has provided medicines and medical supplies for 700 000 beneficiaries.

  • May 2015

  • 27 April 2015

    Health situation in Yemen

    The humanitarian situation in Taiz is deteriorating as there are heavy clashes in residential areas. Most of the roads connecting Sana’a are becoming gradually inaccessible making the delivery of life-saving medicines a serious challenge. There are severe shortages of medicines for noncommunicable diseases and health staff as the violence is growing and access to health facilities is deteriorated. There is shortages of safe water and WHO has provided six water tanker trucks to Abs Hospital, Al -Raboa and Al-Hiejja health units in Abs District and has begun water chlorination in schools housing internally displaced persons in Jaa’ar. WHO continues to provide medicines and medical supplies to hospitals, governorate health offices and mobile health units, as well as facilitate and finance the provision of fuel for health facilities and ambulances

  • 21 April 2015

    Health situation in Yemen

    The electricity supply to the city of Sana’a and most neighboring governorates continues to be disrupted. Fuel shortages continue to be reported throughout the country and many health facilities face the danger of shutting down as a result. WHO and the Ministry of Public Health and Population estimate that approximately US$750 000 is needed per month to provide sufficient fuel to cover 100 ambulances, major hospitals in affected governorates and mobile health teams.

  • 13 April 2015

    Deteriorating health situation in Yemen

    During the reporting period there were 119 deaths and 715 injuries, this brings the total number to 767 deaths and 2906 injuries since 19 March. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating and 18 out of 22 governorates are now affected by the conflict. There are shortages of fuel, grains, electricity supplies , medicines and health supplies. WHO has appealed for US$25.2 million in funding to address increasing health needs in Yemen. Health partners are working increasingly with limited resources and supplies in-country. WHO has delivered on 16 April 17 tonnes of medicines and medical/surgical supplies for 41 100 beneficiaries.

  • 6 April 2015

    Heavy clashes in Aden and Al-Dhale’a are reported and the humanitarian situation is critical, with power cuts and water and fuel shortages. Sana’a and Hodeidah are suffering of shortages of fuel. Humanitarian actors have been unable to deliver medical emergency supplies as the access to airports and sea ports remains difficult. WHO’s and its partners medical supplies and medicines for Yemen are in Dubai waiting for transport. However since 19 March WHO has provided inter-agency health kits for 80 000 beneficiaries for 3 months and trauma kits for 400 major operations in 18 hospitals through the country.

  • 6 April 2015

    WHO responds to urgent health needs in Yemen

    Cairo, Egypt – WHO is responding to increasing shortages in medicines and medical supplies in Yemen as a result of the ongoing conflict. Health facilities in affected governorates are reporting critical shortages in trauma and surgical medicines and supplies for the treatment of injured patients, and shortages are also reported in medicines for chronic diseases. Supplies are expected to decrease further as local stocks run low and access to Yemen through airports and seaports remains closed.

  • 6 April 2015

    WHO deplores deaths of health care workers in Yemen

    Cairo, Egypt – WHO deplores the deaths of health care workers and damages to health facilities in Yemen as a result of the ongoing conflict, and expresses concern about the serious implications of these attacks.

2013

2011

  • 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.

2010

  • 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.

2009

2008

  • 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.