Humanitarian Health Action

Yemen cholera outbreak: WHO and partners urgently require US$ 22.35 million to save lives and reduce suffering


18 October 2016 – The World Health Organization and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in Yemen. A total of US$ 22.35 million is required by the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene clusters, of which US$ 16.6 million is immediately required.

Yemen: Snaphot of WHO response 2015-2016

Since March 2015, an estimated 21.1 million people have been affected in the ongoing conflict and are in need of humanitarian assistance. 14.1 million people were expected to seek health services, with the Health Cluster targeting to reach 10.5 million under the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. WHO provides a snapshot of the health response in the Yemen crisis 2015-2016.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO develops national strategy for dengue prevention and control

The national strategy for dengue control includes implementing additional campaigns to control the vector by insecticide spraying

Sana'a, Yemen, 30 June 2016 — Amid a significant increase in the number of suspected cases of dengue fever in Yemen, WHO and national programmes of the Ministry of Public Health and Population have adopted a national 5-year strategic plan to scale up preparedness and response activities for dengue fever prevention and control.

Health situation

Yemen - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health Cluster requirements
US$ 182 300 000 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 120 000 000

WHO and emergencies