- UNICEF Yemen Situation Report, Nov 2014
- WFP Yemen Situation Report 1-15 Dec 2014
- OCHA Monthly Humanitarian Update Southern Governorates(Aden, Abyan, Lahj, Hadramaut, Shabwah and Al Dhale’e) Oct/Nov 2014
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2014
- Yemen ERF
KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES
An estimated 15.9 million people – or 61 per cent of the population – need some form of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, an increase of 8 per cent since last year. The rise is primarily due to expanding conflict, growing arrivals of migrants and refugees, and population growth in areas with poor access to even the most basic services.
Food insecurity and malnutrition
The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels.
Just a year ago, UN agencies and partners asked for $12.9 billion to assist 52 million people who we considered to be the most vulnerable and most in need of protection.
The gap between humanitarian needs and the resources available to meet them continues to grow.
This document sets out inter-agency appeals requesting $16.4 billion to assist 57.5 million people in 22 countries in 2015.
(Geneva, 8 December 2014): Humanitarian organizations aim to help at least 57.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the world with assistance in 2015 and require US$16.4 billion to do so. “Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a devastating impact on their lives,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as she launched the 2015 global humanitarian appeal.
The ERF allocated US$1,267,059 to five new projects during October and November 2014. The projects aim to respond to protection needs of displaced and conflict-affected children in Al Jawf, Marib and Amran Governorates. Two other projects will address food insecurity and improve access to health care services for vulnerable host communities in Al Dhale’e and Amran Governorates. The United Kingdom/DFID supported a second call for proposal with an additional estimated US$3.9 million. Twelve projects received under this call for proposal amount to a combined budget of US$4.4 million.
• Global acute malnutrition is still high in Al Hudaydah Governorate despite recent reports showing a reduction from 32 to 18 based on 2014 SMART survey. This number is still above critical threshold of 15 per cent.
• Distribution of food in Haradh was suspended in October following security threats to WFP staff at one of the distribution points. Nearly 5,000 households (mostly IDPs) could not receive their food in October
• 02 November, OCHA organized a workshop on the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) in Aden. More than 60 people attended from UN, INGOs, national NGOs and local authorities. All Clusters were represented.
• With funding from the Emergency Response Fund (ERF), IOM and the NGO Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS) distributed non-food items to displaced families in Mayfaá District, Shabwah and Mahfad District in Abyan.
• The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour receives every week six to eight children who have been deported from Saudi Arabia.
• Needs assessment is difficult in Sa’ada Governorate, creating information gaps. Aid agencies are negotiating with local authorities to conduct field assessment in Al-Dhaher and Haydan districts to which majority of Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Al-Mazraq camps (Hajjah) are expected to return. The assessment could assist better response planning for returnees.
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 policy-makers, 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 2013, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.
In 2015, humanitarian partners estimate that 15.9 million people will need humanitarian assistance. This represents an 8 per cent increase since last year, mainly due to the effects of expanded conflict, improved access to areas that were inaccessible, better data and population growth in areas of high need.
The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased from 14.7 million to 15.9 million over the past year.
Fighting in Al Bayda in October and November displaced 14,000 people but most have gone back home.
10.6 million (41 per cent) of people in Yemen are food insecure compared to 10.5 million (40 per cent) in 2013.
246 migrants have died at sea this year compared to 179 who drowned over the last three years.
According to local Government sources, clashes over the last few weeks in Al Bayda Governorate displaced roughly 2,000 families (14,000 people), of whom about 1,000 families (7,000 people) remain displaced. People reportedly fled seven villages in Wald Rabi', Al Quraishyah and Rada' Districts, mainly seeking safety in caves or neighbouring villages. Affected people primarily need food and essential items, including winter supplies and water filters. Humanitarian partners believe they can cover these needs from existing stocks and do not anticipate additional funding requirements.
Conflict has exacerbated humanitarian needs in Amran, Al Jawf, Marib and Sana’a Governorates in the reporting period.
The ERF funded 21 projects worth US$ 7.1 million, of which US$3.2 million was allocated to ten projects through a call for proposal in July. The fund has allocated a total of $14.4 million to 44 projects between 1 January and 30 September 2014.
The fund has received contributions amounting to US$14.9 million from Denmark, the United Kingdom/DFID, the Republic of Korea and Netherlands.
592 million (US$) Required
217.8 million (US$) Received (as of 1 July 2014)
Source: Financial Tracking Service (FTS)
Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives
Strategic Objective 1: Life-saving assistance
Food assistance to 3.1 million people
Water, sanitation and hygiene support to 582,000 people
Measles and polio vaccines for 4.8 million children
Malnutrition treatment for 217,000 children under five
Continuing fighting in Al Bayda and Ibb Governorates has caused limited displacement of people and shut down schools. Humanitarian access to affected areas is difficult because of security concerns. In Sana’a, recent fighting caused grave violations against children. During October, a record number of migrants from the Horn of Africa died at sea.
Fighting in Al Bayda and Ibb Governorates has had limited humanitarian impact.
Majority of local communities in Shabwah say that living conditions have deteriorated over the last year.
National levels of acute malnutrition down by 16 per cent; cases of severe acute malnutrition drop by 40 per cent.
215 people have died at sea in 2014, trying to reach Yemen from the Horn of Africa.