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01 Feb 2016 description

For years now, we have been talking about ‘accountability’ and ‘community engagement’, including in the lead-up to the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit. But many still ask: “what does it all mean in practice?”

01 Feb 2016 description

In this issue

Response reaches Yemenis in need P.1
Fiscal and economic crisis P.3
Access monitoring and reporting P.4
Reaching people in Taizz P.5

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 8.8 million people reached with humanitarian assistance in in 2015.

  • 106 Humanitarian partners delivering assistance in Yemen.

  • The Humanitarian Coordinator led a humanitarian mission to Taizz on 21 January.

Humanitarian response reaches millions

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

24 Jan 2016 description
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Continued conflict, months of import restrictions, a collapsing economy and rapidly deteriorating basic services are deepening humanitarian needs in Yemen.

These needs have been exacerbated by the disregard - by all parties to the conflict - for international humanitarian law, targeting and using civilian infrastructure for military purposes. In 2015, at least 8.8 million women, men, and children were reached with humanitarian assistance across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

23 Jan 2016 description
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(Sana’a, 23 January 2016) I have just returned from Taizz and Ibb Governorates where I travelled with United Nations senior officials to meet with authorities and the armed groups, to see for my-self the humanitarian situation, and to discuss this and access issues with local authorities. As part of this mission, I also travelled to Taizz City to see firsthand the humanitarian situation there.

19 Jan 2016 description
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During December, the number of ships berthing, as well as the volume of food and fuel imports into Yemen decreased compared to November. The increased availability of both food and fuel seen in the markets is due to the increased imports from November which continues to affect market prices.

19 Jan 2016 description

OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

Humanitarian needs remain high, despite concerted humanitarian assistance.

19 Jan 2016 description

(Mogadishu, 19 January 2016) - The humanitarian community in Somalia today launched a prioritized Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2016 in Mogadishu calling on the international community to ensure predictable and timely funding. The new plan is seeking USD $885 million to reach 3.5 million people with urgent life-saving assistance by the end of 2016.