- WFP Yemen Situation Report #26, 21 February 2017
- Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment of IDPS, Returnees and Host Communities in Yemen Task Force on Population Movement (TFPM) February 2017
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien Remarks at the launch of the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, 8 Feb 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017 Interactive HNO site
- 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (Jan 2017) Interactive HRP site
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017: Yemen
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- 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
More than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months. With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.
More than 20 million people in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months.
With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.
To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries over the coming months, the United Nations and its partners will continue to scale up humanitarian operations.
Foreword by the UN Resident Coordinator
Sana'a, 16 February 2017
I am extremely saddened and appalled by the airstrikes that hit a funeral gathering of mostly women and children in a private residence in the Arhab District of Sana’a Governorate yesterday afternoon. Health authorities confirm six women and a girl killed and at least 15 other women injured; some gravely. Unfortunately, the number of dead could rise as the critically injured struggle to survive.
12 million targeted for assistance
Yemen Pooled Fund expands engagement with national partners
Over 1.3 million people in access restricted areas across Yemen
“I have nothing left to sell, except my soul.”
Airstrikes on Amran’s Cement Factory
Intense conflict since March 2015 has created a vast humanitarian crisis in Yemen. An estimated 18.8 million people need some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who are in acute need. High levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, large scale displacement, and declining health and social services are impacting the lives of millions. Collapsing social protection safety nets and a faltering economy require immediate action to avert a greater humanitarian catastrophe.
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 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).
Worldwide, humanitarian needs are rising, driven by conflicts that know no end, and chronic natural disasters whose effects last for years. Today more than 128 million people in 33 countries need humanitarian aid to survive — a figure not seen since the Second World War. “With this staggering level of need, now more than ever, world leaders need to step up their support to the world’s most vulnerable people,” says the UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Stephen O’Brien.
Geneva, 8 February 2017
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for being with us at the launch of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen; and the Yemeni people. I am pleased to be joined by His Excellency Mohammad Ali Saeed Majawar, the Permanent Representative for Yemen to the United Nations in Geneva; Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen; and Mr. Erik Abild, Director of Policy and Partnerships of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
(Geneva, 8 February 2017): The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched an international appeal for US$2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017. This is the largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen ever launched.
THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1
Save lives, prioritizing the most vulnerable
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2
Integrate protection and gender-related concerns across the response
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3
Support maintenance of basic services and institutions
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 4
Strengthen coordination, accountability and advocacy
IMPACT OF THE CRISIS
The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.
Escalating conflict in recent weeks has forced over 34,000 people to flee their homes inTaizz Governorate. Fighting and displacement have mainly been concentrated in Al Mukha and Al Dhubab districts.
The parties to the conflict must ensure the protection of an estimated 3,500 to 7,000 people still residing in the town of Al Mukha.
Humanitarian partners are mobilizing assistance in areas affected by fighting or hosting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
As of 31 January, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.5 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 93.5 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due the finalisation of five additional Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Seventeen HRPs have been published so far. Together the appeals are funded at $77.2 million, leaving a shortfall of $22.4 billion.
CBPFs allow governments and private donors alike to pool their contributions to support specific emergencies. They ensure that timely, coordinated and principled funding is available and prioritized at the local level by those who are closest to people in need. CBPFs increase predictability of funding and involve frontline responders, including national and local NGOs, in the planning and delivery of humanitarian response. The following are paid contributions and commitments made to CBPFs by year.
From January to December 2016, national and international humanitarian partners have reached 5.6 million people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance across Yemen's 22 governorates. 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. The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan received 60 per cent funding against the 1.6 billion appeal to date.