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29 Aug 2016 description

Sana'a, 29 August 2016 - The Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen is deeply concerned by the devastating impact that the recent upsurge in fighting is having on civilians in Yemen and along the southwestern border with Saudi Arabia.

19 Aug 2016 description
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Sana'a, 19 August 2016 – Every year on 19 August, the World Humanitarian Day pays tribute to the world’s aid workers who tirelessly provide life-saving aid and humanitarian assistance to people in need, often risking their own lives on the front lines of a conflict and in natural disasters.

It is a day to advocate for humanitarian action to ensure that aid workers can safely deliver assistance to those in need and demand action to alleviate the suffering of people caught in crises.

18 Aug 2016 description

Le coordonnateur des secours d’urgence a décidé d’allouer 50 millions de dollars du Fonds central pour les interventions d’urgence (CERF) afin d’aider deux millions de personnes vivant dans six pays victimes de crises oubliées. Les fonds alloués permettront de maintenir des secours d’urgence essentiels là où les besoins sont critiques et les ressources insuffisantes :

  • Au Yémen où sévit une grave crise humanitaire, et où plus de personnes sont dans le besoin que partout ailleurs (13 millions de personnes).

16 Aug 2016 description

(New York, 16 August 2016) Today, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, released US$50 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in six neglected emergencies. The funds will provide life-saving assistance for two million people in dire humanitarian need, including 200,000 refugees, 665,000 internally displaced persons, 170,000 returnees and 530,000 people in host communities. “This funding is a lifeline for the world's most vulnerable people caught up in forgotten crises,” said USG O’Brien.

15 Aug 2016 description

The Emergency Relief Coordinator has approved $50 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) during the 2016 second underfunded emergencies allocation round to assist about 2 million people in neglected crises in six countries. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in emergencies where human suffering is alarmingly high, but available resources are critically low. The funding will address three humanitarian priorities:

12 Aug 2016 description
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Sana'a, 12 August 2016 - The Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen is deeply alarmed by the intensification of violence across the country. Local media reports indicate that children and women are being killed and maimed, homes being destroyed, and a food factory and a market damaged or destroyed by both ground fighting and air strikes, particularly in Sana’a city and the Governorates of Sana’a, Sa’ada, Taizz, and Al Hudaydah.

10 Aug 2016 description
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National and international partners continue responding to the humanitarian needs of men, women, and children across Yemen. Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, the effort is organized out of five major humanitarian hubs, covering all 22 governorates. From Sana'a, Aden, Ibb, Al Hudaydah, and Sa'ada, humanitarians are addressing the needs of displaced persons seeking safety security and livelihoods, of host families aiding the displaced, and of other people affected by the continued conflict.

09 Aug 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Following escalation of hostilities in Taizz, the Humanitarian Coordinator calls on parties to agree on a humanitarian pause.

  • Shortages of food and basic commodities continue to be recorded in markets.

  • Emergency obstetric and newborn care in Ibb is strengthened through the provision of equipment distributed to 16 health facilities.

  • The CERF allocates $13 million to Yemen

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m

04 Aug 2016 description

Enhancing Informed Engagement With Conflict Affected Communities in Yemen

The Community Engagement Working Group is working to establish a system-wide mechanism for communities to provide feedback on humanitarian work in Yemen.

04 Aug 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Engaging with communities is an intrinsic element of a humanitarian response. However, the degree to which the engagement takes place in the spectrum between acknowledging their presence as recipient of assistance and tangibly making them an integral part of the programme cycle is an ongoing challenge that humanitarian agencies face in each crisis.

03 Aug 2016 description

As of 31 July 2016, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP), Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as covered by the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$21.9 billion to meet the needs of 96.9 million people affected by humanitarian crises in 40 countries. The appeals are funded at $7.2 billion, with unmet requirements totalling $14.7 billion. Overall, donors have contributed $13.7 billion towards humanitarian operations in 2016 and pledged a further $814.4 million.

01 Aug 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 millions 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.

26 Jul 2016 description
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Ibb, 26 July 2016: I am extremely concerned by reports of rising tensions in Taizz Governorate and in particular the reinforcement of the closure on Taizz city as well as the escalation of hostilities in the area of Al-Sarari.

26 Jul 2016 description
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The Governorate Snapshots present information on the humanitarian action taking place per governorate and clusters in accordance with the 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).

22 Jul 2016 description
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Situation Overview

In the absence of a political solution, violations and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international humanitarian and human rights law. Yemen’s economy is now near collapse following 16 months of conflict and import and export restrictions.