UNFPA Response in Yemen Monthly Situation Report #3 – March 2019

Publication Date: March 2019
Author: UNFPA Yemen

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Nearly four years of conflict has disintegrated the economic and social fabric. The poverty rate is projected to have increased by 33 per cent since 2014, which means that 52 per cent of the population is likely to live in poverty in 2019. The number of reported suspected cases of cholera and acute watery diarrhoea spiked in March 2019; 108,880 suspected cases were reported between 1 January and 17 March.

At least seven civilians were killed and eight injured as a result of an airstrike on a hospital in Kitaf District in Sa’ada Governorate on 26 March and on 23rd March, at one of the main public hospitals in Taizz City, which UNFPA supports to provide emergency obstetric care services.

Fighting continued to displace people in Hajjah Governorate. By the end of March, up to 68,000 families were estimated to be displaced within or from Hajjah. UNFPA, as lead of the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) was quick to seek access to transfer more than 10,000 RRM kits to Hajjah. By 30th March some 6,500 families received rapid response kits. In addition 1,500 kits were distributed among displaced persons from Hajjah across temporary shelters in Sana'a and Amran Governorates.

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