Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Yemen: Jumbo jet lands in war-torn Yemen carrying 67 tons of cholera response supplies

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25 May 2017 – A World Health Organization-chartered aircraft carrying intravenous fluids and cholera kits has successfully landed at Sana’a airport in Yemen. At 67 tons, it constitutes the largest planeload of medical goods WHO has brought into the country since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO responds to resurgent cholera in Yemen

11 May 2017, Sana’a, Yemen — The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are responding to an upsurge in cholera transmission in several parts of Yemen that has claimed 51 lives and caused around 2752 suspected cases since 27 April 2017.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Impending famine, ongoing fighting and a failing health system leave millions at risk in Yemen

24 April 2017 -- Two years of intense conflict have left 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and placed overwhelming strain on the country’s health system at a time when it is needed most.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading a reprioritization of the response of more than 66 operational partner organizations, aiming to sustain the remnants of the nation’s health system and ensure access to life-saving health services for the country’s most vulnerable.

Health situation

Yemen - WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2017

Health Cluster requirements
US$ 321.6 million (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 126 million

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