Humanitarian Health Action

Conflict in Yemen in Sa'ada Province situation reports

  • 13 November 2009
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    The six joint WHO-Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) mobile medical teams and the fixed clinic at Al-Mazrak Camp reported 31 032 consultations since 1 September 2009. Vaccination and reproductive health services are part of the packages being delivered by the mobile and fixed clinics. Diarrhoea, skin, respiratory and urinary infections and malaria are the main causes of consultation.
  • 18 October 2009
    To date, six joint WHO- Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) mobile medical teams have provided services to more than 17 000 patients in the affected governorates of Amran, Hajjah and Al Jawf. Most consultations are for diarrhoea, and skin, respiratory and urinary infections.
  • 23 September 2009
    Responding to the request for medicines from a health center in Aleb (Sa’ada governorate), WHO dispatched two basic health kits (medicines and supplies for 2000 persons for three months.) These supplies were sent by military helicopters. Aleb is located on the Yemen-Saudi border north of Baquim where thousands of IDPs are located. WHO received information on the presence of 57,225 IDPs in various locations in Sa’ada Governorate. Most health facilities in the Sa’ada Governorate remain inaccessible due to the continuing conflict.
  • 14 September 2009
    The WHO office in Yemen has received surgical supplies donated by the Italian Government and medicines and diarrhoeal disease kits procured from CERF funds. These medicines and supplies will be used to support mobile medical teams and hospitals in the conflict-affected areas.
  • 7 September 2009
    WHO is the only UN Agency providing assistance in Jawf, having dispatched medical supplies and two mobile health units. The health department there has been distributing these supplies to IDPs and health facilities in communities hosting IDPs. Most common health conditions among IDPs they treated are diarrheal diseases, acute respiratory infections, malnutrition, malaria and skin diseases. The teams also highlighted urgent needs for shelter and food for IDPs.
  • 2 September 2009
    Reports of the WHO surveillance coordinators in Amran and Hajjah confirm that no outbreaks of communicable diseases have occurred among displaced people and host communities. 10 tonnes of medical supplies provided by WHO arrived in the Sa'ada governorate on 2 September which can provide basic medical care to 30 000 people for one month, as well as treatment for 500 severe diarrhea cases and 200 surgical interventions for people with trauma injuries. WHO epidemiologists are making plans to establish disease early warning systems in Hajjah and Amran governorates.
  • 27 August 2009
    As fighting in Sa’ada continues, the number of IDPs fleeing affected areas and the situation of communities remaining behind is worsening. Most public health programmes have been discontinued while many health facilities have closed down or become inaccessible to users or health staff.
  • 23 August 2009
    The Governor of Sa’ada has announced that 17 000 families (nearly 120 000 people) have been displaced, including internally displaced persons (IDPS) who were displaced during previous rounds of conflict in Sa’ada. A joint government/UN mission is planning to visit Amran on 24 August 2009.
  • 20 August 2009
    During a joint-mission to the Hajjah governorate, WHO conducted a rapid assessment of the health status of a handful of IDP families living in schools and tents. Cases of diarrhoea and skin rashes were the most common ailment although a few cases of malaria were also reported. The WHO assessment mission found that although the areas of displacement were safe in general, lack of water and sanitation was a concern, particularly the lack of latrines.