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Monthly Situation Report #02 – March 2016

The 26th of March marked the one-year anniversary of the nationwide conflict in Yemen. A year on, the scale and scope of humanitarian needs remains staggering with 80 percent of the population requiring some form of humanitarian assistance. The conflict has resulted in 6,400 death, 30,200 injuries and the displacement of one in 10 Yemenis. As of March, 18,952 Yemeni’s have arrived in Djibouti.

On 23 March 2016, following extensive consultations with warring parties, the UN Envoy to Yemen announced that an agreement to a cease-fire from April 10 2016 has been reached ahead of a new round of peace talks that will commence on 18 April in Kuwait. The Humanitarian Coordinator to Yemen has called on all parties to the conflict to abide by the cessation of hostilities agreement and note that only a political solution to the conflict can bring the lasting peace Yemenis deserve and are demanding.