Yemen Crisis Regional Response

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Situation Overview Attacks have continued into the New Year with airstrikes occurring in Sana’a and Hajjah governorates following the announcement of the end of the ceasefire on 2 January. On 21 December 2015, Yemen's warring sides concluded peace talks in Switzerland with no major breakthrough but vowed to meet again next month, even as fighting raged on the ground. UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed announced in Bern that a new round of talks would be held on 14 January. In Al Mukalla, there has been a report on dengue fever spreading throughout the city as a result of the exposure to large amounts of sewage on the streets due to the tropical cyclone that hit the city in early November of last year. As a result of the cyclone, flash floods occurred that ruined roads, houses and sewer systems. The provincial office of the Minister of Health in Al Mukalla has monitored 1,040 suspected cases of dengue fever and 280 confirmed cases since mid-November 2015. The 6th report from the Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM) was released on 10 December. The report shows a total number of 2,509,068 persons displaced due to the current conflict in Yemen, as compared to 2,305,048 persons in the previous report. This represents an increase of 204,014 displaced people.

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