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17 Jan 2017 description
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Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

13 Jan 2017 description
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Objective

To support Clusters, agencies and organizations attain and monitor collective commitments to accountability to affected people and communities.

Overview

Accountability to affected people (AAP) is an active commitment of humanitarian workers to use power responsibly by taking account of, giving account to, and being held to account by the people humanitarian organizations seek to assist. It is the responsibility of each humanitarian agency to engage communities and be accountable to the population is serves.

13 Jan 2017 description

The context in Yemen requires a harmonized assessment approach. The diverse information needs spread across the humanitarian community cannot be addressed by a promoting a single joint assessment (i.e. MIRA), which is more appropriate in early phases of crisis.

11 Jan 2017 description

Background

Coordinating assessments is an important element in saving lives and restoring people's livelihoods. Along with emergency preparedness, the timeliness and quality of assessments help determine an effective humanitarian response. Credible and accurate assessment results are the basis for needs-based strategic planning and systemwide monitoring. This discussion note provides an overview of Yemen’s assessment approach and assessment components to support this approach.

10 Jan 2017 description

In August 2016, the Assessment and Monitoring Working Group (AM WG), a Technical Working Group of the Yemen Inter-Cluster Coordination Mechanism (ICCM), launched an online scoping survey to understand monitoring mechanisms that are currently functioning in the Yemen Humanitarian Response. This note builds upon discussions with monitoring focal points, in addition to the 25 responses received from INGOs (56%), national NGOs (24%), United Nations Agencies (16%) and a donor (4%).

Why are we monitoring?

09 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • The closure of the Sana’a airport is denying an estimated 20,000 people access to life-saving healthcare abroad.
  • Over 5.3 million reached across Yemen’s 22 governorates despite obstacles.
  • People in Yemen are dying of preventable health issues.

Funding

  • $1.6 billion requested
  • $977 million funding against HRP
  • 60 per cent funded (31 December 2016)

Trapped in Yemen

04 Jan 2017 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $4 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 56 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.

03 Jan 2017 description
  • As of 30 December 2016, the inter-agency coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion -- an increase of 10 per cent since it was first launched twelve months ago -- to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. By the end of 2016, $12.6 billion were raised towards the coordinated appeals -- more than ever before. Despite immense donor generosity, it is only 57 percent of the requirements committed, leaving a short fall of $9.5 billion.

28 Dec 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of million of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

23 Dec 2016 description

In 2016, major crises and disasters affected millions of people around the world. Violent conflicts and hunger in parts of Africa and the Middle East, and natural disasters in the Caribbean and the Pacific left nearly 130 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

The 2016 Year in Review is a visual and interactive digital product that explores OCHA's response to these catastrophic emergencies.

20 Dec 2016 description
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The needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, both conflict and disaster-related, and of the non-displaced host community remain high in Yemen.

14 Dec 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 122 confirmed cholera cases in Yemen.

  • More than 5 million reached across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Violence against girls and women increases.

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 12.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.7 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.0 m

# of people displaced (IDPs & returnees) 3.3 m

# of deaths (WHO) 7,272

# of injuries ?injured persons 38,279

12 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions. The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2015, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

08 Dec 2016 description
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Sana’a, December 8, 2016 – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has allocated a total of $58 million through the Humanitarian Pooled Fund for life-saving activities across Yemen.

05 Dec 2016 description

As delivered

I am launching today, on behalf of the United Nations and hundreds of our humanitarian partners across the world, the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017.

This appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response plans covering 33 countries, is calling for US$22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested.