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.
19-26 March 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.