UNFPA Response in Yemen Monthly Situation Report #7 – July 2018

July 2018
Author: UNFPA Yemen

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The security situation in Yemen continued to deteriorate in July, especially along the west coast and around the city of Al Hudaydah. Intense fighting in and around Al Hudaydah Governorate in late July, near a reproductive health centre and public laboratory in Al Hudaydah, and damage to a sanitation facility in Zabid and a water station, which supplies the majority of the water to Hudaydah City, has placed civilians at extreme risk, with the possibility of triggering an unstoppable epidemic of cholera with disruption to water and sanitation systems. UNFPA estimates that 90,000 pregnant women inside Al Hudaydah would be at risk with nearly 14,000 women risking complications with immediate danger to their lives if urgent life-saving maternal care and medicines become inaccessible.