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Monthly Situation Report #11 November 2018

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Approximately 22.2 million people - 75 per cent of the population - are in need of humanitarian assistance. A total of 17.8 million people are food insecure and 8.4 million people do not know how they will obtain their next meal. 

Conflict, protracted displacement, disease and deprivation continue to inflict suffering on the country’s population. Disruption to commercial imports, inflation, lack of salary payment to civil servants and rising prices of basic commodities exacerbate people’s vulnerability. 

Sporadic fighting, shelling and bombardment continued to pose a threat to civilians in Al Hudaydah City and in other parts of the governorate. In Al Hudaydah City, clashes persisted in the east and northeast of the city, with up to 1,460 civilian casualties  estimated in November and damage to 200 homes, and an unspecified number farms and humanitarian sites. 

Despite a difficult operating environment 234 international and national partners in January through November are actively coordinating to assist people with the most acute needs in priority districts across Yemen’s 22 governorates. Together they have assisted over 7.8 million people monthly with some form of humanitarian assistance.

UNFPA's response in Yemen continues to reach the most vulnerable women and girls. UNFPA is the sole provider of lifesaving reproductive health medicines in Yemen. UNFPA-supported health facilities increased by 60 percent between 2017 and 2018. Similarly in the provision of protection services, the number of safe spaces supported by UNFPA increased from four to 15 safe spaces across 10 governorates.