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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

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.

Situation Overview:

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.

Situation Overview:

16 Apr 2016 description

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Mr. President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,

I thank you for this opportunity to brief you on the latest humanitarian developments in Yemen on behalf of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien.

We welcome the Cessation of Hostilities which is a long-awaited respite at a time of appalling suffering and trauma in Yemen. More than 6,400 people have now been killed, and over 30,500 injured.

12 Apr 2016 description
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Prior to the conflict, the health system in Yemen was significantly strained, with only three doctors per 10,000 people. Some 14.1 million people now need help to access adequate healthcare as a result of the intensified year of conflict. Lack of supplies, medicines, electricity, fuel for generators, and staff or equipment have caused health services to decline across the country. This is disproportionately affecting under-5 children, pregnant women, and people suffering from chronic diseases – including cancer, hypertension, diabetes.

09 Apr 2016 description
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Sana’a, 9 April 2016: I am encouraged by the prospect of a cessation of hostilities set to start on 10 April. If respected, the agreement will provide men, women and children in Yemen a much needed respite from the increased violence they have been facing, on a daily basis, for over a year now.

Large-scale relief operations are already under way in Yemen. During this period humanitarians will continue doing their best to deliver assistance to those in need and negotiate sustained access to hard-to-reach areas.

06 Apr 2016 description
  • As at 31 March, the global funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are over US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 88.7 million people across 38 countries.
    About $1.5 billion in funding has been received so far, leaving a shortfall of $18.6 billion. The outstanding pledges amount to over $124.4 million as reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS).

05 Apr 2016 description

Executive Summary

This is the 8th Report of the Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM). The purpose of each report is to provide an up-to-date and accurate snapshot on displaced populations, their locations and displacement trends across Yemen.

The TFPM was established in April 2015 in response to the events of March 2015, which marked the commencement of international armed conflict in Yemen that has resulted in a major humanitarian crisis with the occurrence of mass displacement.