- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 16, As of 30 Sep 2016
- Yemen Food Security Update, Oct 2016
- OCHA Cholera Outbreak Situation Report No. 1 (as of 13 Oct 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Revised 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (Aug 2016)
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
Although the El Niño weather event has passed its impact continues to be felt in the region: food insecurity doubled from 12 million in August 2015 to 23.4 million today. Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.25 million children under five for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) this year, of which nearly 83 per cent are from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia. Violence and rising food insecurity in South Sudan and Burundi have displaced nearly 290,000 people (205,541 refugees and 84,459 internally displaced) in the last 3 months alone.
As the conflict in Yemen continues unabated, the trends show a devastating toll on civilians. Since March 2015, the number of people moving within the country in search of safety and livelihood has steadily increased to a staggering 3.2 million. At a time of widespread and worsening food insecurity, food imports remain in short supply, significantly driving up the price of commodities. Health facility based numbers on people killed and injured are now higher than at any other time in 2016.
Key Achievements toward Strategic Objectives
The Somalia Humanitarian Country Team set three strategic objectives for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan. These are:
New pledges totaling more than $116 million have been committed by donors to the Yemen operation.
UNICEF supports 600,000 children to take final year school exams.
Child marriage increases as result of the economic crisis.
Humanitarian assistance delivered to 4.6 m people.
700,000 people assisted in Al Hudaydah hub since January 2016
Total population 26 m
# of people targeted by assistance 12.6 m
As of 13 October, 15 cases of cholera have been confirmed: 11 in Sana’a and four in Al Bayda.
WHO estimates that 76,000 people are at risk in 15 governorates.
National health system’s capacity to respond has been compromised by 18 months of conflict.
Planned interventions include the establishment of 15 Cholera Treatment Centers. The overall cost of the integrated Cholera/Acute Watery Diarrhea outbreak Response Plan in Yemen stands at $22.3M.
The Governorate Dashboards present information on the humanitarian situation and action taking place per governorate and clusters in the humanitarian hubs across the country, in response to the 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).
Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (January - August 2016)
Yemen: Aden Hub - Overview of the humanitarian situation (as of August 2016) EN/AR
I am horrified and extremely disturbed by the news of civilians being killed by air strikes that hit a community hall in Sana’a today. The community hall was hosting thousands of mourners taking part in a funeral ceremony at the time.
Initial reports indicate that over 140 people have been killed and over 500 injured due to this obscene attack. The few hospitals left able to operate continue to receive the dead and injured so the casualty figures may well rise further. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those killed and to the injured.
The humanitarian community in Yemen is shocked and outraged by today’s airstrikes which hit the community hall of Al-Sala Alkubra where thousands of mourners were taking part in a funeral ceremony. Initial reports from health officials in Sana’a indicate that over 140 people were killed and over 525 injured.
The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, unequivocally condemns the horrific attack that took place in Sana'a today. He sends heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed and wishes swift recovery of the injured.
Riyadh, 5 October 2016
I would like to thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as well as the Government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the warm welcome I have received on my second visit as the UN’s humanitarian chief. I would also like to thank the Kingdom for its generosity towards those in the world who have the least.
DEADLINE for submissions of proposals: Sunday 16th October 2016 at 18PM Amman & Sana’a time
A maximum of two project proposals by partner will be accepted. Projects not coordinated with the respective cluster/working group will be automatically rejected.
(Sana’a, 4 October 2016) - Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, concluded his three-day mission to Yemen today calling for all parties to grant humanitarian access and uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians in a conflict that has displaced three million people, injured and killed thousands of innocent civilians, shattered the civilian infrastructure, and destroyed livelihoods in a country which was already suffering from endemic poverty.
As of 30 September 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22 billion to meet the needs of 95 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $9.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.6 billion.
• An increase in the number of new South Sudanese refugees into White Nile State may be expected, according to UNHCR.
• Since 2011, about 100,000 Syrians have arrived in Sudan, mainly in the greater Khartoum area, according to Government estimates.
• An estimated 7,000 new IDPs arrived in Katur village from the Kosa area in Tawilla locality,
North Darfur State, according to the local authorities.
• About 4,000 new Jebel Marra IDPs arrived in Guldo town following hostilities between SAF and SLA-AW.
Co-hosts statement issued on behalf of: The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, UK Secretary of State for International Development; Mr Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations; Ambassador Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
by Stephen O'Brien | https://twitter.com/unreliefchief | United Nations
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More than 40 out of the 65 million people forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict are internally displaced
New York, 21 September 2016
Secretary of State Priti Patel, fellow co-chair Ambassador Hesham Yousef, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the worst in the world. Over 12 million Yemenis are in desperate need of life-saving assistance; basic services and the economy are in near total collapse. Livelihoods have been destroyed, the price of basic goods has skyrocketed; imports of food, fuel and medicines are severely limited.