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Twice invisible: Accounting for internally displaced children

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (2019)

Internally displaced children are twice invisible in global and national data. First, because internally displaced people (IDPs) of all ages are often unaccounted for. Second, because age-disaggregation of any kind of data is limited, and even more so for IDPs. Planning adequate responses to meet the needs of internally displaced children, however, requires having at least a sense of how many there are and where they are. This report presents the first estimates of the number of children living in internal displacement triggered by conflict and violence at the global, regional and national levels.

Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights , (2019)

Five years into a conflict that has left 80% of Yemen’s population in need of humanitarian aid, the UN has issued a broad and scathing report detailing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law by all sides in the conflict. A year of investigations by the Group of International and Regional Eminent Experts on Yemen found a disturbing pattern of violations ranging from arbitrary detention to sexual violence to child recruitment—and “a pervasive lack of accountability” for these violations.

Yemen humanitarian situation report. August 2019

UNICEF , Eds.: UNICEF , (2019)

AL HUDAYDAH On 7 August, UN agencies based in Al Hudaydah met with the acting Governor to discuss the response to flood affected populations in Al Qanawis, Az Zaydiyah districts along with Hudaydah city. OCHA requested for movements facilitation for both staffs and commodities in order to accelerate rapid response. WFP expressed their readiness to assist affected following a verification. Partners have conducted assessments Al Qanawis, Az Zaydiyahand Hudaydah city.

UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report (Jan-Jun 2019)

UN Children's Fund, (2019)

"Health and WASH conditions in Yemen have deteriorated due to the protracted conflictand amid declining WASH and health services, leading to increased caseloads of cholera. Since 1 January 2019 to 30 June2019, there have been 439,812 suspected cases and 695 associated deaths5recorded(CFR 0.16per cent)."

UNHCR Operational Update Yemen 19 July 2019

UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR, (2019)

The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster in Yemen, led by UNHCR, is responsible for providing consistent oversight and up-to-standard service delivery at all sites hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs). It is estimated that more than 30 per cent of the displaced population in Yemen—some 1.2 million IDPs—are living in various settlements, although to date only 1,345 IDP hosting sites (some 440,000 IDPs or 65,583 households) have been identified. Assessments are ongoing to locate the rest and to provide coordinated and standardized services to all IDPs at hosting sites.

YEMEN Food security alert July 2019

Fews Net Famine early warning systems network , Eds.: Fews Net , (2019)

The World Food Programme’s recent decision to suspend humanitarian food assistance in Sana’a City, and unrelated, temporary reductions in the size of food assistance distributions expected nationwide as a result of temporary funding gaps, are raising high concerns that many Yemenis will begin to face increasing food consumption gaps in the coming months. WFP indicates its decision to suspend assistance in Sana’a City is based on difficulty receiving permission to assess and reach worst-affected populations in Sana’a City and to implement a bio-registration system for beneficiaries to improve accountability of operations. Humanitarian access to and independent assessment of worst-affected populations nationwide must be established, and the resumption of assistance to previous levels is critically needed to prevent a further deterioration of outcomes.

More cholera related cases in first half of 2019 than whole of last year

Save the Children, (2019)

At least 193 cholera related deaths reported amongst children Halfway through 2019, there are already more suspected cholera cases than in the whole of 2018 Some 203,000 children among the total of 439,812[i] suspected cholera cases At least 193 cholera related deaths reported amongst children

Understanding Peace Require-ments in Yemen: Needs and Roles for Civil Society, Women, Youth, the Media and the Private Sector

Mareike Transfeld & Marie-Christine Heinze, Eds.: GIZ, (2019)

This report serves as a background paper to five short studies Yemeni-international researcher tandems will jointly develop in the course of 2019. It places a particular focus on ‘peace requirements’, a term that seeks to draw attention to the manifold challenges to establishing stability and building peace in Yemen and the resulting efforts which will be required. This report analyzes the current situation in Yemen by looking at social structures, current conflict dynamics, the role and situation of state institutions and external factors, and then moves on to focus on what is required to build peace in Yemen. In laying out these peace requirements, the report focuses on the following relevant sectors: economy, politics, culture and society, as well as security and justice. In a last step, it takes a look at the challenges to and capacities of five different actor groups in Yemen to address these needs: civil society, women, youth, the media and the private sector

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