- Yemen: UNHCR Operational Update, 1 - 14 April 2017
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and ERCr, Stephen O'Brien - Remarks at the High-level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, 25 Apr 2017
- FAO Yemen Situation Report - April 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
- 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
In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$6.2 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.0 billion (16%), which leaves a shortfall of $5.2 billion (84%).
The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.65 billion (30%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.92 billion (70%).
A brutal conflict is devastating Yemen, where two thirds of the population now need humanitarian assistance or protection in order to survive. The situation is deteriorating so quickly, it could reach a point of no return this year.
The humanitarian community requested US$2.1 billion for 2017 to meet Yemen’s most urgent needs. But by mid-April, barely 15 per cent of this appeal had been funded.
Here are nine facts you need to know about the crisis.
(Geneva, 25 April 2017) International donors today pledged nearly US$1.1 billion to help scale up lifesaving aid to millions of people in need in Yemen during a pledging event in Geneva, co-chaired by the United Nations, Sweden and Switzerland.
Geneva, 25 April 2017
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis today, including the very real risk of famine. I do thank you for coming today to demonstrate your solidarity, commitment and generosity to save lives and lessen the suffering of women, children and men caught in a conflict which is not their own.
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 $62 million for early action and life-saving operations in Nigeria and Somalia. In north-east Nigeria, CERF funds are reaching an estimated 2.9 million people affected by Boko Haram related violence and food insecurity. In Somalia, CERF is helping more than 1 million vulnerable people in severe drought areas in Puntland, Somaliland and South Central.
Two years after the escalation of conflict in March 2015, the humaniarian situation in Yemen has reached a milestone with millions of lives pushed to the brink of famine. The man-made disaster is causing one of the largest food and protection emergencies in the world. Today, over 18.8 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance and 7 million people face the threat of famine.
As of 13 April, only 14.4 per cent of $2.1 billion needed for life-saving assistance to 12 million people has been met.
24 April, 2017
Yemen is experiencing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Close to 19 million people—two thirds of the population—need humanitarian assistance and protection. These people include more than 10 million extremely vulnerable Yemenis who require immediate assistance. A child under age 5 now dies every 10 minutes of preventable causes.
More than 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are experiencing famine or the risk of famine over the coming six months. UN agencies and their humanitarian partners are ready to scale up the response to avert a catastrophe, but the necessary funds and access to do so are required immediately.
The Governorate Dashboards present information on the humanitarian situation and action taking place per governorate and cluster in humanitarian hubs across the country, in response to the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).
The suffering inflicted upon the people of Yemen by warring parties continues to escalate. Institutions are collapsing and the economy is in tatters. Social safety nets are depleted and the most vulnerable are bearing the brunt, including women and children.
• Some 48,000 people displaced by conflict on western coast since January
• Three million people displaced in the last two years
• 120,000 people recently assisted in Taizz and Al Hudaydah
• Seven million people face the threat of famine
On-going conflict increases suffering
Two thirds of Yemen’s population are now vulnerable and need support
As delivered by Ms Reena Ghelani, Deputy Director, OCHA Coordination and Response Division
His Excellency, Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly and Mr Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delivering this statement on behalf of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien.
From January to February 2017, national and international humanitarian partners have reached 3.5 million people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance across Yemen. This has been accomplished despite continued conflict and access constraints imposed by the parties to the conflict. Lack of funds has also limited the response in these first few months. The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has received 14.4 per cent funding against the 2.1 billion appeal to date.
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$5.6 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.4 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.
United Nations Coordinated Appeals
The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate two years after the escalation of conflict in March 2015. Today 18.8 million Yemenis – over two-thirds of the population – need humanitarian assistance. More than 3 million people have been displaced within Yemen and 7.3 million people are in urgent need of food assistance. The conflict has brought Yemen to the brink of famine.
Sana'a, 4 April 2017 - For over two years, the humanitarian community has been witness to the suffering inflicted upon the people of Yemen by parties to the conflict as they seek to destabilize the economy and cause social services to collapse.