Monthly Situation Report #05 May 2018

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: June 2018

Author: UNFPA Yemen

Armed clashes continue along the Al Hudaydah coastline displacing an estimated 750 households since 12 May.  Humanitarian partners estimate that some 140,000 more people are at risk of being displaced from the three southern Al Hudaydah districts – Zabid, Al Garrahi and At Tuhayat. If the conflict reaches Al Hudaydah City, projections are that an additional 200,000 people are likely to be displaced, mostly within Al Hudaydah Governorate.

UNFPA along with other humanitarian partners in Aden and Al Hudaydah hubs ramped up the delivery of assistance to accessible areas and refined contingency plans in anticipation that humanitarian needs will increase as the conflict expands across the west coast. 

On 23 May 2018, tropical cyclone “Mekunu” swept through the island of Socotra flooding it heavily. On 24 May, the Government of Yemen declared a state of emergency and called on humanitarian organizations to support relief efforts. 

The heavy rains and flooding on the island of Socotra have reportedly caused significant damage to public infrastructure and loss of life. Destruction of property has displaced families, with at least 500 families seeking refuge in schools and hotels in the capital, Hadibo. Roads to both the eastern and western side of Socotra remain cut off. UNFPA has been part of an OCHA led inter-cluster rapid assessment team to Socotra and has transported more than 500 dignity kits to be distributed among those affected by the cyclone.