UNFPA Response in Yemen Monthly Situation Report #1 – January 2017

January 2017
Author: UNFPA Yemen

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Armed hostilities have increased substantially along Yemen’s western coast in recent weeks, including fierce fighting in the districts of Dhubab and Al Mukha in Taizz Governorate.

Partners estimate that more than 34,000 individuals have been forced to flee their homes across Taizz in search of safety and protection. About 60 per cent of recent Taizz IDPs have fled affected areas of Al Mukha and Al Dhubab districts, including most residents of Dhubab town and an estimated two-thirds of residents of Al Mukha town.

Many of the displaced were already vulnerable, with access to livelihoods in the area, especially fishing, severely affected by the conflict. For some, this is the second time they have been forced to flee their homes.

Among UNFPA's work in January are:

- UNFPA signed an agreement with its local implementing partners to run mobile teams in Sa’ada, Amran, Ibb, Taizz, Hudaydah, Aden, Lahj, Shabwa, and Aldhale governorates during the first quarter of this year (January-March 2017). These mobile teams will be providing MISP services for nearly 100,000 people.

- A field visit was conducted to UNFPA-supported referral hospitals in Ibb governorate (Nasser, Jibla and Motherhood and childhood Hospitals) that provide maternal and neonatal health care. The mission also visited the mobile team at Al-Magaten heath unit at Reiff Ibb district which provides RH, maternal and child health services for IDPs and beneficiaries from 16 villages.

-Training on minimum initial service package for reproductive health was held in Ibb Governorate, targeted 25 reproductive health providers from Taizz and Ibb.