- OCHA Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 12 | As of 31 May 2016
- Yemen Crisis: IOM Regional Response - Situation Report, 1 - 31 May 2016
- Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot - Overview of Population Movement (as of May 2016)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
In the absence of a political solution, the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. In search of safety and livelihoods, over 2.8 million people continue to be on the move in Yemen. With their safety nets depleted, as savings dwindle and remittances from abroad dry up, more people are moving to makeshift and spontaneous settlements and are turning to negative coping strategies for survival. This includes increased child labour and early marriage. The added stresses on host communities are also increasing as the economy collapses.
Protection of civilians remains a concern
Erosion of the health system and deteriorating food insecurity
3.6 m people reached by direct assistance by end of April
Refugees continue to arrive in Yemen
Total population 26 m
# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m
# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.6 m
# of people targeted by food assistance 8.9 m
# of people displaced 2.8 m
# of deaths (WHO) 6,494
Localized violence, armed clashes and air strikes have created shocking levels of destruction and suffering in Aslam District in Hajjah Governorate, northern Yemen. Like many other governorates in Yemen, Hajjah has experienced escalated conflict since March 2015. This has pushed the country into having the highest number of new IDPs worldwide.
KEY STATISTICS – DISPLACEMENT AND RETURN
CONFLICT RELATED: The 9th report affirms a population of concern, in connection with the ongoing conflict, of 2,818,072 individuals. This is composed of 2,053,093 IDPs who remain in a situation of displacement across 21 governorates, mainly in Taizz, Hajjah, Sana’a, and 764,979 IDPs who have been tracked as having returned to or within 19 governorates, mainly in Aden, Amanat Al Asimah and Lahj.
As of 30 May 2016, financial requirements of UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans, Flash Appeals and Regional Refugee Plans as reflected in the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) amount to an unprecedented US$20.8 billion and are expected to rise. These appeals are currently funded at $4.8 billion, or 23 per cent. $16 billion in financial requirements remain unmet. Overall, humanitarian operations in 2016 are funded at almost $9.2 billion.
Continued conflict and import restrictions have all but destroyed the economy and social fabric in Yemen. As of the end of April 2016, over 6,400 people have been killed and 30,000 injured since the escalation of violence in March 2015. Almost 2.8 million people have moved from their homes in search of safety and security. Social services are waning as a result of violence, lack of personnel, lack of fuel, supplies, and equipment. The economy is collapsing due to a lack of exports and currency devaluation.