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31 Aug 2015 description
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(Sana’a, 31 August 2015) The situation of the civilian population in the Governorate of Taizz is growing increasingly desperate. The city of Taiz has been turned into a battle-ground with people caught between frontlines. Civilians are subject to seemingly indiscriminate violence and other grave and systematic Human Rights violations perpetrated by all parties to the conflict. During the first five days of fighting, 65 people have died and over 400 have been injured, according to health facility records.

28 Aug 2015 description

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  • Critical malnutrition rates in hard-to-reach areas of southcentral Somalia, including Bulo Burto and Xudur

  • More than 20,000 people have fled their homes due to military operations

  • Mid-year review shows some progress towards strategic objectives but more funding is still needed.

For further information, please contact:
Maurizio Giuliano, Public Information Officer a.i., OCHA Somalia, giuliano@un.org, +254-738-999985

28 Aug 2015 description

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  • Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.

  • Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.

  • Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.

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26 Aug 2015 description

By Charlotte Cans, OCHA Communications Officer

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding

  • Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity

  • UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi

  • Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise

  • AU holds WHS consultation in region

  • Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen

  • Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen

19 Aug 2015 description
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(Sana’a, 19 August 2015): Every year on 19 August, we mark World Humanitarian Day and we pay tribute to the world’s humanitarians – unsung heroes, men and women, who despite the risks, work tirelessly to save the lives of others on the front lines of conflict and natural disasters.

19 Aug 2015 description
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Khartoum, 19 August 2015. On this day 12 years ago, 19 August 2003, the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killed 22 humanitarian workers. To mark this tragedy, the UN General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside to reflect upon those people around the world – humanitarians – who risk their lives daily to help other people in need with life-saving aid and assistance. It also provides an opportunity for us all to reaffirm our commitment to alleviate human suffering.

19 Aug 2015 description

2. Introduction

  1. The Operational Manual for the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and endorsed by the Advisory Board to set the general direction and programmatic focus of the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (hereafter “YHPF” or “the Fund”).

  2. The HC and the Advisory Board will revisit this Manual on an annual basis or as needed to adjust the general direction and programmatic focus of the Fund, thereby ensuring its relevance and effectiveness.

2.1 Purpose

19 Aug 2015 description
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(Sana’a, 19 August 2015): I am extremely concerned by the deepening impact that the continued conflict in Yemen has on civilian populations. To date close to 4,500 people have been killed and a further 23,000 have been wounded, many of them civilians.

19 Aug 2015 description
  • The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*

  • US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.

  • The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.

16 Aug 2015 description
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Executive Summary

At the end of 2014, Yemen continued to be a large scale humanitarian crisis. More than half the population of Yemen, 14.7 million people, remained in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. Some 10.5 million people were food-insecure, of whom 4.5 million severely food insecure. An estimated 1,080,000 children under five suffered from acute malnutrition, of whom 279,000 children severely acutely malnourished.