• 19-26 March 2015

    Rapid escalation in conflict. On 19 March, suicide bombings target two mosques in Sana’a, killing nearly 150 people and injuring 350 people. Houthi/Saleh forces advance south towards Taizz, Lahj and Aden. On 26 March, a Saudi-led military coalition begins air strikes on Houthi-affiliated targets. Fighting and air strikes escalate quickly across the country.

  • 1 Jul 2015

    UN designates Yemen a “level-three” emergency – the highest level.

  • 18 Aug 2015

    Air strikes hit Hudaydah port, destroying critical infrastructure at Yemen’s largest port. Before the crisis, Hudaydah port handled the majority of Yemen’s imports – essential to the flow of food, medicine and fuel into the country.

  • Early Jan 2016

    Formal ceasefire ends as peace talks conclude without result. Clashes and air strikes escalate across the country.

  • Aug 2016

    Sana’a airport is closed to commercial traffic. Only humanitarian flights are allowed.

  • 6 Oct 2016

    The Ministry of Health announces a cholera outbreak. As of 25 October, 51 cases had been confirmed in nine governorates, and 1,148 suspected cases were being investigated.

  • January 2017

    Conflict intensifies in Al Mukha along the western coast leading to significant displacement.

  • 27 April 2017

    Second wave of cholera outbreak in Yemen in 21 governorates

  • 14 May 2017

    The government of Yemen GOY declared cholera as a national emergency.

  • November 2017

    After a missile is fired towards Riyadh, the SLC closes all Yemeni air, land and seaports. After concerted advocacy, the blockade is eased to allow humanitarian supplies to enter Red Sea ports.