Monthly Situation Report #03 – April 2016

No. of pages: 1

Publication date: May 2016

Author: UNFPA Yemen

Displacement increased fivefold over a period of one year, with 2.8 million people reported displaced at the end of March 2016.  Over 176,000 people have fled the country since the intensification of the conflict, with most seeking refuge in the Horn of Africa, despite significant security and safety concerns in those countries.

Flash floods caused by heavy rains on 13 and 14 April have inundated a number of districts in seven governorates in Yemen –Al Hudaydah, Amran, Hajjah, Sana'a, Al Mahwit, Aden, and Marib, affecting an estimated 4,000 families (24,000 people).

On 18 April 2016, peace talks commenced in Kuwait and are currently ongoing. The agreement of a cease-fire declared on 10 April continue to be breached by warring parties and has suspended the peace talks a number of times. The Special Envoy to Yemen has stated that positive signs of a political understanding are being made during these talks.