Yemen crisis

Yemen crisis: Al Hudaydah situation report

7 July 2018 – Military operations have recently reduced in Al Hudaydah, with sporadic shelling and airstrikes in Zabid and Bait Al Faqih. Several main roads in the city remain blocked, whereas the port is still operational. 91% of health facilities in Al Hudaydah are functioning but struggling to cope with the increased health needs. Hospital-based figures indicate that 46 people were killed and 328 injured during the reporting period. Over 17,000 families who fled from Al Hudaydah have been registered as IDPs by humanitarian partners. The rainy season, compounded with the ongoing conflict, results in limited access to safe drinking water and damaged sewerage systems increase the risk of cholera transmission.

Yemen crisis: Al Hudaydah situation report: 24 - 30 June 2018

30 June 2018 -- Fighting has decreased in Al-Hudaydah City, Zabid and Bayt Al-Faqiah districts, however there are reports of intermittent shelling and airstrikes. Several city roads remain closed to civilians. Roads surrounding Al-Hudaydah are obstructed by berms or trenches and some are impassible. The port remains operational.

WHO sent essential, non-medical supplies to 3 public hospitals in Hudaydah city (AlThawra, Al-Olofi, Alsalakhanah) to strengthen and reinforce their capacity to receive patients. This includes 40 inpatient beds and 9 ICU beds for Al-Olofi hospital, an oxygen station to supply oxygen for the 3 hospitals, as well as increasing water and fuel supplies

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WHO responds to health needs in Al-Hudaydah amid escalating conflict

28 June 2018 Sana'a — As the crisis in Al-Hudaydah governorate intensifies, the number of people in need of humanitarian aid continues to increase. Prior to the escalation in conflict, health conditions in the governorate were some of the worst in the country. Today, a number of districts in Al-Hudaydah are reporting the highest number of cases of suspected cholera, as well as the highest severe acute and chronic malnutrition rates in the country.


Al Hudaydah health situation report: 17 - 23 June 2018

Fighting continues in Al Hudaydah City, at a less severe scale, with a decrease in clashes, bombardments and airstrikes. Casualties were reported but actual numbers are unknown. Humanitarian partners have ramped up rapid response activities amid security and access constraints. To facilitate timely provision of humanitarian assistance to people in need, a Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) has been established.

On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day 2018, WHO reaffirms the need of having an adequate blood supply to meet the needs of patients

WHO continues life-saving support to Yemen’s blood transfusion centres

14 June 2018 – It has been over 3 years since Yemen was hit by one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The crisis has worsened an already the appalling health situation. Conditions in the blood transfusion centres across the country are no different, further aggravated by the ongoing conflict and facing the threat of closure due to shortages in essential blood bags and reagents. WHO is working hard to prevent the closure of these centres, scaling up support for the supply of safe blood products in Yemen.

The initial response process includes case management and contact tracing and prevention activities, including water, sanitation and hygiene, and health and hygiene promotion.

WHO and partners working with national health authorities to contain disease outbreaks

13 June 2018 – Infectious disease outbreaks are a serious public health concern, posing a direct threat to families, especially children, in every home in Yemen. Emergency preparedness and response structures could mean the difference between life and death for many people. Through the quick mobilization of readily available teams, the number of people affected could be reduced and the spread of deadly diseases controlled.

Sadeq Al-Wesabi
Around 1.8 million children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished, while 400 000 suffer from severe acute malnutrition

WHO keeping hospitals and feeding centres alive in Yemen

2 April 2018, Hajjah, Yemen — It takes Aisha Jaafar one hour to reach the main health centre in Aslam district, Hajjah governorate, one of the most impoverished and remote areas of Yemen.


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