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Yemen Humanitarian Response Situation Report September 2016

National Yemen
Written by NY Staff

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Since mid-March 2015, conflict in Yemen has spread to 21 of Yemen’s 22 governorates prompting a large-scale protection crisis and compounding an already dire humanitarian crisis brought on by years of poverty, poor governance, conflict and ongoing instability.

• The total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is 21.2 million – or 82 per cent of the population, including 9.9 million children.

• 6,787 people including 3,704 civilians have now been killed, and over 33,857 injured of whom 6,566 are civilians.

• Conflict had affected the lives of approximately 3.1 million internally displaced people and returnees including 2.2 million who remain displaced throughout the country.

• 14.1 million people (52 per cent of population) are food insecure including 7 million who are severely food insecure.

• More than 7.4 million children are in need of protection assistance.

• 19.4 million people lack clean water and sanitation, of whom 9.8 million have lost access to water due to the conflict.

• 24.3 million people (90 per cent of the population) lack access to electricity through the public grid.

• 600 Health facilities have been closed due to the conflict, leaving over 14.1 million people in need of basic healthcare – including 1.5 million children under the age of five who are acutely malnourished.

• Around 30 per cent (approx. 2.2 million) of school age children in Yemen do not have access to education. The conflict has forced at least 350,000 additional school aged children out of school, adding to the 1.8 million school aged children who were already out of school before the conflict. Although some schools have reopened, 1,000 remain closed due to insecurity, occupation by IDPs or use by armed groups. During most of the 2015/16 school year, UNICEF reported 1,600 school closures across the country.

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