Yemen Faces Collapse!
Posted by feww on November 23, 2015
Saudi state terrorism leaves 21.2 million Yemenis—82% of population—in need of humanitarian assistance
Millions of Yemenis require assistance to ensure their basic survival, reported UN OHCHR.
Between mid-March, when fighting escalated, and the second week of October, health facilities had reported 32,307 casualties (including 5,604 deaths), or an average of 153 injuries or deaths each and every day.
- 21.2 million, or 82% of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance.
- 14.4 million are food insecure (including 7.6 million severely food insecure).
- 3 million people now require treatment or preventive services for malnutrition.
- 2 million are currently acutely malnourished, including 1.3 million children – 320,000 of whom are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
“More than seven months of conflict have severely exacerbated Yemen’s prior large-scale humanitarian emergency. Partners currently estimate that 21.2 million people require assistance – an increase of one-third since the crisis began in mid-March 2015. Major increases in need have occurred since the June 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview in key sectors, including food security, nutrition and shelter. Displacement and human rights violations have also risen considerably.”
- 19.3 million lack adequate access to clean water or sanitation
- 14.1 million people lack sufficient access to healthcare
- 1.8 million children have been out of school since mid-March.
- Solid waste removal has come to a halt in several areas.
- Three in four Yemenis are unable to meet their basic wash needs.
Public services are rapidly failing “due to direct impact of conflict and insufficient resources to pay salaries or maintain services,” said the report.
“As of mid-October, 69 health facilities had been reported partially or substantially damaged, 27 ambulances hijacked, eight health workers killed and 20 injured.”
“Since 26 March, health facilities have reported more than 32,200 casualties – many of them civilians. In the same period, has verified 8,875 reports of human rights violations – an average of 43 violations every day. Verified incidents of child death or injury from March to September are almost five times higher than 2014 totals.”
About 2.3 million are currently displaced within Yemen and 121,000 others have fled the country.
“Displacement has contributed to rises in needs across sectors – particularly shelter and NFIs, for which about 2.8 million IDPs and host community members currently require support.”