Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report

June 2017

UNICEF workers taking care of children



  • Yemen is today one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises. It was estimated in the April 2017 Periodic Monitoring Report that 20.7 million people – including over 11 million children – required humanitarian assistance, with needs currently under review. The AWD/suspected cholera outbreak, the threat of famine and the undermined national systems, are contributing to exacerbate the suffering of millions of children and families.
  • In view of the current situation, UNICEF has revised its Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal. Additional funds of US$ 102.4 million are urgently required to meet the increasing needs of children and families. With this support, UNICEF will be able to reach 9.9 million children with humanitarian programmes across all sectors and more will benefit from the restoration of basic services.
  • UNICEF and partners continue working around the clock in coordination with Health and Water authorities and partners to provide services and supplies in response to the Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/ suspected cholera outbreak, which by the end of June had left over 246,000 suspected cases.
  • More than 5 million people have been reached by UNICEF integrated efforts in response to the AWD/cholera outbreak, including by supporting case management, establishment and operation of treatment facilities, supporting water systems, providing at household level safe water and essential WASH supplies, and reaching families with key information on how to protect themselves against AWD/cholera.
  • AWD and malnutrition are highly related, malnourished children – currently 1.8 million** - with extremely weak immune systems, would be at risk for developing cholera. Furthermore malnutrition makes early diagnose and treatment even more challenging. 


Situation in Numbers


11.3 million (pending YHRP review)  children affected out of 20.7 million (pending YHRP review) people affected

1.6 million children internally displaced (IDPs) and returnees out of 2.9 million IDPs and returnees (Task Force on Population Movement 14th report, Protection Cluster, May 2017)

385,000 children under 5 suffering Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)

15.7 million people in need of WASH assistance

14.8 million people in need of basic health care


UNICEF Appeal 2017

US$339 million

2017 Funds available

US$170.3 million 

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