UNFPA Response in Yemen Monthly Situation Report #8 – August 2017

Publication Date: August 2017
Author: UNFPA Yemen

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Millions of Yemenis continue to face a triple tragedy from the spectre of famine, the world’s largest-ever single-year cholera outbreak, and brutal conflict. Seventeen million Yemenis do not know if or where they will get their next meal; nearly 7 million are facing the threat of famine; nearly 16 million lack access to clean water or sanitation; and 621,209 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in only the last four months, with the latest figures showing 2,167 deaths. Among the affected are 2.2 million women and girls of reproductive age whose health is at risk, and 1.1 million malnourished pregnant women.

In August, the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) was revised, seeking $2.3 billion to reach 12 million people with a range of life-saving and protection services across the country. This figure represents a 13 per cent increase in financial requirements, which is primarily attributed to requirements of the Integrated Cholera Response Plan. All together, funding requirements have increased by $271,127,909, of which $254,053,700 comes from the Integrated Cholera Integrated Response Plan. As of 15 August, The revised YHRP has received 39 per cent funding – $912.2 million out of $2.3 billion requested. Contributions to humanitarian funding outside the YHRP are at $406.2 million. UNFPA's response in Yemen has so far reached nearly 1.5 million people with reproductive health and gender-based violence services.

Eighty midwives were trained during August, across four governorates to strengthen their knowledge and skills for improved quality and timeliness in the provision of maternal health care in remote and conflict-affected governorates. In raising awareness on gender-based violence, 26 informative dramas were performed across four governorates along with a television series on preventing gender-based violence.

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