UNFPA Response in Yemen Monthly Situation Report #4 – April 2019

Publication Date: April 2019
Author: UNFPA Yemen


Levels of humanitarian need continue to stagger in Yemen, driven by conflict, economic collapse and the continuous breakdown of public institutions and services. Eighty per cent of the population – 24.1 million people – need humanitarian assistance. A total of 230 out of Yemen’s 333 districts (69 per cent) are at risk of famine. An estimated 3.34 million people are internally displaced across the country.

While the ceasefire in Hudaydah has largely held, there has been a pronounced escalation of violence in other parts of the country, in particular Hajjah and north of Hudaydah. Fighting in Hajjah has triggered two mass population movements since February 2019. By April up to 68,000 families were estimated to be displaced within or from Hajjah. Around 58,700 families, are scattered in 305 sites for internally displaced persons in 18 districts. Humanitarian partners estimate that in the worst case scenario, the shifting frontlines could displace up to 400,000 more people in the governorate. The Rapid Response Mechanism, led by UNFPA, provided first line of relief assistance to more than 19,300 families from Hajjah and Al Hudaydah during April 2019.