- ACAPS Briefing Note: Yemen: Escalation of Conflict, 27 Mar 2015
- Statement of the Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Johannes van Der Klaauw
- ICG: Yemen at War
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2014-2015 Revision (February 2015)
- Yemen ERF
Sana’a, 26 March 2015.
The Fund allocated US$0.8 million to three new projects in Sa’ada, Al Jawf, Amran, Hajjah and Sana’a Governorates. An early recovery project provided mine action in return areas in Sa'ada Governorate for IDPs currently residing in Al Mazrak camp in Harad Governorate. The Fund supported the protection needs of IDPs and host communities in multiple northern areas affected by the September 2014 conflict in Amran and primary health services were provided to women and children in two remote districts of Al Jawf. OCHA monitored two projects in Sana’a city that were found to be on track.
Humanitarian needs in Yemen stem mainly from life-threatening consequences of endemic poverty and underdevelopment. Conflict also plays a role, including the temporary displacement of 100,000 people in 2014. However, Governorates with the greatest concentrations of need are mostly outside conflict areas. Recent insecurity has had little impact on needs or aid operations. Partners are confident they can deliver aid across the country, provided adequate resources are available.
Political instability in Yemen has had little impact on aid efforts. Partners are able to implement programmes where needed, provided adequate resources are available.
The impact of recent political instability on humanitarian needs remains limited. Highest-need areas are mainly outside conflict zones.
The first voluntary assisted returns from Al Mazraq IDP camps to Sa’ada are scheduled to begin mid-March. Early recovery support has helped smooth returns in Abyan.
1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.1 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 1.08 billion, followed by Iraq with US$ 851.6 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 32.9% funded with a 67.1% shortfall.
2 The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 6.79 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.18 billion (17.3%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 5.62 billion (82.7%).
SANA’A – 5 March 2015: Recent developments in Yemen have underlined the need to maintain and expand humanitarian assistance to millions of vulnerable Yemenis, according to the Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Johannes Van der Klaauw.
The ERF funded 18 projects worth US$4.8 million of which US$3.6 million was allocated to 13 projects through a call for proposal in December.
The United Kingdom supported a second call for proposal with additional funding of US$3.9 million in December.
At year end, the Fund had received contributions amounting to US$22,004,899 from United Kingdom,
Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Republic of Korea. The Fund allocated a total of US$19.3 million to 62 projects.
The Fund allocated US$1.4 million to three new projects in Amran, Hajjah and Sa’ada Governorates. Two health projects provided basic health services and hospital rehabilitation to 221,152 IDPs and host communities. The Fund supported a logistics project for 480 humanitarian aid workers with United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS). OCHA monitored two projects in Sa’ada.
One was found to be on track, while the other was delayed for administrative reasons. The Fund received US$0.6 million from Ireland.
The Humanitarian Dashboard summarizes how many people have been reached with assistance from the start of the year until the end of the reporting period, as measured against targets set out in the 2014-15 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). This measure serves as a general barometer of progress. It includes people reached with any type of service without distinction to types of services provided or types of needs met. As a result, several clusters report having reached more people than originally targeted.
Yemen faces a large scale humanitarian emergency caused by years of under-development, poverty, lack of basic services and the absence of state authority and rule of law in many areas. At the same time, conflict has displaced thousands of Yemeni families and affected many more. During Yemen’s political crisis, humanitarian partners are committed to stay and deliver assistance to alleviate humanitarian suffering. Immediate support is needed for the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan to enable principled assistance to people in need in Yemen to the Yemeni people.
In 2015, partners in Yemen aim to assist 8.2 million people with a range of services that will save lives, protect civilians and promote resilience. To deliver on these targets, partners are seeking $748.1 million – of which $284.7 million (38 per cent) is for the most critical life-saving and protection programmes.
Humanitarian operations are continuing despite political instability and intermittent violence in parts of Yemen.
61 per cent of Yemenis (almost 16 million out of 25.9 million people) need humanitarian assistance.
Humanitarian partners aim to assist 8.2 million people in 2015 (32 per cent of the total population).
The high tensions in Marib and Al Bayda have had limited humanitarian impact so far.
Fighting between armed groups in Al Bayda displaced 20,000 people in November and December, the majority of whom had returned home by late December. Security in the Governorate has markedly deteriorated, with reported security incidents in November and December almost five times higher than the same period last year.
In December 2014, the Yemen ERF allocated US$ 3,325,743 to 12 new projects in response to the highest priority underfunded projects of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). Furthermore, seven projects worth US$ 2.5 million are being processed, in will be disbursed by mid-January 2015. With these additional projects, the total allocation made by the ERF under the second call for proposals will reach US$ 5.8 million. At year end, the Humanitarian Coordinator approved ERF funding for a total of 61 projects worth US$19 million in 2014.
Intermittent clashes resumed in Al Bayda in December. No major new displacements were reported.
Protection threats remain a grave concern in Al Bayda.
In December, 15 school girls were killed in an attack, and 10 schools were occupied by militants (since vacated).
The number of acutely malnourished children in Yemen fell 1 per cent in 2014. The drop is attributed mainly to aid programmes.
Absolute humanitarian funding declined 15 per cent in 2014.
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