- OCHA Yemen Periodic Monitoring Review, January - April 2017
- UNHCR Flash Update, 9 - 15 June 2017
- Yemen: Acute Watery Diarrhea / Cholera Outbreak - Situation Report #5 (12 June 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017 Interactive HNO site
- 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (Jan 2017) Interactive HRP site
- FAO Yemen Emergency Livelihoods Response Plan: Support to agriculture-based livelihoods in Yemen, 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Yemen
- Yemen: Cholera Outbreak - Integrated Response Plan (23 May 2017)
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Business Guide: North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia: Prevent Famine and Support Response
- UNHCR Yemen Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan data portal
- IDMC (Internally Displacement Monitoring Centre)
- Human Rights Watch World Report 2017: Yemen Country Chapter
- Yemen Spatial Food Security Monitoring Tool
- UN: Geneva Consultations on Yemen
- Food Security Cluster: Yemen
- Logistics Cluster: Yemen
Excellencies, distinguished panellists, ladies and gentlemen, welcome.
One year ago, Member States, international and local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, humanitarian workers and civil society came together to respond to a call from people in crisis to do an even better job to secure their safety, to uphold their dignity and to provide opportunities for a better future.
This Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR) presents information on the evolving humanitarian situation in Yemen and the accomplishments by the humanitarian community against 2017 humanitarian targets and objectives for the January to April 2017 period. It builds on information that is collected monthly to monitor progress against agreed upon objectives and targets. It also presents key conclusions and recommendations for the humanitarian community and partners to consider.
Your Excellency Vice President Schultz,
Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,
Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and its Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution - the Philippines and Switzerland - for their stewardship.
Sana’a, 21 June 2017: Targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure in Yemen continues during the holy month of Ramadan despite my repeated calls and the calls from the international community, including the UN Security Council, to all parties to the conflict to respect their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights laws.
Ambassador Leendertse, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.
It is a real pleasure to be here today. I would like to thank Germany for co-hosting this important event on a topic that has been front and centre on our agenda over the past few months. We have a diverse panel from the humanitarian and development communities, each of them representing organizations that are deeply involved in the ongoing response and averting famine.
(Geneva, 21 June 2017): A record 141 million people across 37 countries in the world need humanitarian assistance today while UN-coordinated response plans, aiming to help over 101 million of the most vulnerable, are only one-quarter funded.
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
Over 20 million people in north-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia are already at or over the tipping point of famine. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, CERF has released $117.5 million for early action and life-saving operations in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. In north-east Nigeria, an allocation of $22 million is reaching an estimated 2.9 million people affected by Boko Haram related violence and food insecurity. In Somalia, CERF has allocated $33 million to help vulnerable people in severe drought areas in Puntland, Somaliland and South Central.
Gender-based violence, particularly sexual violence, is a widespread and alarming element of the crisis in Iraq.
A range of gender-based violence and other protection concerns for women and girls exist throughout the country. Priority GBV issues are: Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage, including Child Marriage, Sexual Violence, Harassment and Exploitation, ConflictRelated Sexual Violence.
Operating in Libya remains hazardous and unpredictable due to multiple factors including presence of mines and explosive devices, threats of abductions and kidnapping of international personnel, proliferation of armed groups with no clear chain of command, and ongoing conflict and violence.
Following the Sirt military operation by government forces, ISIL lost control of large areas in Libya, yet it still maintains a few cells in different parts of the country, which poses serious threats to the international presence.
More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$6.3 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.9 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.
As the cholera outbreak reaches unprecedented levels in Yemen, humanitarian partners have expressed fears of the epidemic spreading over the course of the rainy season.
The conflict-ravaged country's broken health and the water and sanitation systems have been unable to cope as waste piles up in the streets amid the rainy season. Congested urban centers where garbage remains uncollected and overcrowded displaced people's settlements with precarious sanitation are at high risk of contagion.
With more than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing or at risk of famine, US$240 million in coordinated allocations from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) were critical to the scale up of humanitarian action in those countries in the first half of 2017.
Yemen is in the grip of a severe cholera epidemic on an unprecedented scale. The disease has spread across 19 governorates, and more than 96,200 suspected cholera cases and 746 deaths have been reported since 27 April.