OCHA Flash Update, 4 May 2015: “Conflict, insecurity and shortage of fuel continue to hinder the delivery of urgently needed assistance to displaced families and other vulnerable, conflict-affected communities.”
The situation in Yemen is deteriorating rapidly, which has led to the UN launching an appeal for almost £183 million on 28 April 2015; current estimates are that about 300,000 people have been displaced. Civilian infrastructure has been destroyed, damaged and disrupted as a result of the fighting, including hospitals, schools and educational institutions, the three main national airports, and at least two bridges. Reports have also been received of damage to local markets, power stations, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. As an estimated over 60% of the population now required some form of humanitarian aid before the current conflict began, it is clear the situation is now critical.
According to a rapid multi-cluster assessment at the end of April 2015 in Sana’a, the community is facing major issues due to the closing of schools (which exposes the children to protection and security problems). Most of children usually joined the school by the age of 7-10 years old, and most of the children in the area attended the schools. The community suffers from lack of safe shelter for those displaced families whose houses were severely damaged in the past two weeks.
To source supplies and gain access for them into the country, do get in touch to see how we can be of assistance. For an idea of the types of supplies we source, see our humanitarian supplies catalogue. We have recent quotations for:
– family tent
– high thermal blanket
– medium thermal blanket
For enquiries (e.g. for any shared assessment or guidance), contact opermngt @ osmanconsulting.co.uk or for supplies contact supplies @ osmanconsulting.co.uk (delete spaces, added to avoid spammers).