Results 2016

01 May 2017
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UNDP Yemen Results 2016

Since March 2015, Yemen has experienced intensive conflict in most of the governorates. The escalation is a follow up to the crisis that started in September 2014 when a large part of the territory, including Sana’a, the capital city, were taken over by militia. In July 2015, Yemen was declared an L3 emergency as the conflict resulted in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The November 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) identified:

  • (i) at least 3.3 million remain displaced, 
  • (ii) 14 million people are food insecure, 6.8 million among them are severely food insecure (33% from 2014),
  • (iii) 14.4 million requires assistance to access safe drinking water and sanitation, among whom 8.2 million is in acute need (8% increase from 2014), 
  • (iv) 14.8 million people lack basic healthcare, including 8.8 million in severely underserved areas (only 45% of health facilities remain operational and medical supplies are chronically short in supply), 
  • (v) 3.3 million children and lactating or pregnant women are acutely malnourished, including 462,000 children below 5 years are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, (which is 63% increase from 2014), 
  • (vi) 2 million school-age children are out of school and an estimated 1,600 schools are deemed unfit for use due to conflict-related damages, hosting of IDPs or occupation by armed groups, 
  • (vii) Millions of Yemenis have lost their livelihoods and are living in communities with minimal to no essential basic services.