UNFPA RESPONSE IN YEMEN

Monthly Situation Report #06 – June 2017

No. of pages: 1

Publication date: 19 July 2017

Author: UNFPA

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The cholera epidemic continues to sweep across Yemen with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 people, increasing at an average of 5,000 every day, with one person dying every hour.

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased from 18.8 million to 20.7 million since January 2017, resulting from increased food insecurity and the fast-spreading cholera outbreak. This includes 9.8 million people in acute need of immediate assistance to save or sustain life, and 10.8 million people who require assistance to avoid slipping into acute need.

Despite challenges, 124 humanitarian partners are responding across Yemen’s 22 governorates, including 83 national NGOs, 32 international NGOs and nine UN Agencies.  The Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan is currently funded at 40 percent with $825.4 million received against an appeal of $1.2 billion.