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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Chad - Yemen

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Yemen. © WFP/Reem Nada

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 20 April 2021

Chad

Chad is characterized by growing humanitarian needs linked to the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin and the effects of the climate change.

The UN, along with its partners, is continuing its operations in the country to assist the affected communities. The humanitarian response plan for Chad is seeking US$617 million this year, but it is only 6 per cent funded to date. The UN urges the international community for financial support to meet the needs of people in need.

From January to September last year, the UN reached at least 2.2 million people with humanitarian assistance in the country.

 

Yemen

Intensified fighting continues across front-line areas in Ma’rib Governorate, Yemen, leading to large waves of displacement since early February.

At least 2,625 families (nearly 20,000 people) were displaced in Ma’rib Governorate between 8 February and 10 April, while additional 692 families have been reportedly displaced to other governorates. Four displacement sites in Sirwah District were closed after they were impacted by shelling at the end of March. Most of those forced to flee are among the 1 million displaced people who already live in Ma’rib Governorate – the largest displacement population in Yemen.

The most urgent needs of the newly displaced families include shelter, food, water, sanitation and hygiene, health and protection assistance.

The UN, along with its humanitarian partners, continues to scale up the response and prepare for potential further escalations, as some 105,000 people are projected to be displaced by this September if the fighting continues.

Since the beginning of the year, over 1,900 families (more than 13,000 people) in six districts in Ma’rib Governorate have received shelter and non-food item assistance.

Enough food rations for one month have also been provided to about 350 families, as part of one-off food assistance.

Health partners continue to provide medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and primary health centres. This includes providing 3 ambulances to Ma’rib General Hospital; more than 150 emergency health kits to the General Health Office and health facilities; supporting a temporary health facility at the Al Jufainah site serving more than 2,000 displaced children and adults; and supporting 80 outpatient therapeutic feeding programmes. Mobile medical clinics have been operational across the governorate.

Assessments to identify and assist families in need continue to take place. Emergency stocks including some 2,000 non-food item kits and 1,000 shelter kits are being dispatched to Ma’rib to help meet the increasing needs.

Yemen continues to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and the largest aid operation. The Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen seeks US$3.85 billion help to 16 million people this year. To date, the Plan is only 21 per cent funded. The UN urges donors to quickly disburse their pledges and scale up funding to save lives across Yemen.