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17 May 2016 description
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(New York, 17 May 2016): After a three-day joint visit to Yemen by OCHA, WHO and WFP, John Ging, Director of Operations in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, today drew urgent attention to the desperate humanitarian situation in Yemen, which continues to deteriorate more than a year after the conflict escalated.

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09 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cessation of Hostilities declared

  • 24 people killed, 49,000 affected by flash flooding in seven governorates

  • $34 m available through the Humanitarian Pooled Fund

Total population 26 m

# of people who need assistance 21.2 m

# of food insecure people 14.4 m # of people displaced 2.8m

# of children at risk of malnutrition 1.8 m # of deaths (WHO) 6,444

# of injuries (WHO) 31,091

Source: HRP and HNO-WHO

FUNDING

08 May 2016 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRP) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and received $1.12 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with $428.4 million, followed by Yemen, Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territory. In total, MENA HRPs are 16% funded.

  2. The SYRIA REGIONAL REFUGEE AND RESILIENCE PLAN (3RP) requested US$4.55 billion. The total amount received is $1.06 billion (23%), which leaves a total shortfall of $3.5 billion (77%).

05 May 2016 description
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(Cairo, 5 May 2016): Millions of people in the Middle East and North Africa are enduring intolerable human suffering. Widespread violence, conflict and extremism in Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Yemen are creating immense humanitarian needs, with the impact felt beyond these countries’ borders. Today, a staggering 55 million people in the region need humanitarian assistance to ensure their basic survival. In other words, millions of girls, boys, women and men do not know where their next meal will come from.

04 May 2016 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are boosting wider understanding of how families in conflict-torn Yemen struggle with persistent food insecurity, through a new interactive visualization of data captured by mobile technology and shared on an open source platform.

03 May 2016 description
  • As of 30 April, global funding requirements to meet the needs of 89 million people across 39 countries through humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 amount to over US$20.3 billion. About $3.8 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $16.5 billion. With the emergence of new humanitarian crises, global financial requirements have increased by around 2 per cent in the first trimester of the year.

02 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

  • The Yemen HPF supported the strategic priorities identified in the 2015 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), and helped strengthen the humanitarian architecture, coordination mechanisms and programme cycle management of the humanitarian response. Some US$54 million were channelled to partners or committed in support of life-saving assistance to 3.4 million people affected by conflict.

29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

27 Apr 2016 description
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(Sana’a, 27 April 2016): On 26 April, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, concluded a three-day assessment mission to Sa’ada Governorate. He urged Yemeni parties to remain committed to the Cessation of Hostilities and allow unhindered humanitarian access. Mr. McGoldrick also asked the international community to increase the level of support for Yemen. “Only a political solution to the conflict can end the suffering in Yemen.

22 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights:

  • Over 20,700 people have been affected in Sana'a, Amran and Marib governorates.

  • In Sana’a 184 households (1,104 people) have reportedly been displaced. The families had previously being displaced from Sa’ada Governorate and Nihm District.

  • In Amran Governorate 16 teams are carrying out assessments and response activities

  • The response in Marib is still very low compared to other governorates due to limited humanitarian access.

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21 Apr 2016 description

DEADLINE for submissions of concept notes: Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 18h Amman & Sana’a time

The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) for Yemen was established early 2015 under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). The objectives of the Yemen HPF are to promote needs-based assistance in accordance with humanitarian principles, respond to the most urgent needs, strengthen cluster coordination system and reinforce the leadership of the HC.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights:

  • An estimated 49,000 people have been affected and 24 deaths have been reported.

  • Significant losses to livelihood assets are reported, as crops have been damaged, livestock drowned, agricultural inputs lost.

  • More than 10 national and international humanitarian organizations are coordinating the response with national authorities.

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