The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate rapidly. Four additional governorates have experienced active fighting in the last days. In total, 18 out of Yemen’s 22 Governorates are now affected by the crisis. Civilians continue to bear the brunt of the violence. Over 700 people were reported killed and nearly 3,000 injured as of 12 April (WHO). Although the overall displacement estimates coud not be verified at this stage, consistent population movements continue to be observed and reported.
The IOM Yemen team (300+ local staff) continues its activities on the ground, extending humanitarian aid in the southern and northern regions of the country. Two IOM staff are joining the OCHA - led MIRA assessment team in Adenon 9 April. Additional field assessments in Aden and Abyan are under way.
A total of 55 confirmed cases were reported in the week to 15 March, compared with 58 the previous week. This is the lowest weekly total since late June 2014.
Currently 1.5 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan, with over 515,000 people seeking refuge in neighbouring Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan.