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27 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25

  • USG agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response

  • UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Apr 2017 description

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 USAID Press Office Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

Today the United States announced nearly $94 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Yemen, who have suffered through two years of civil war and are experiencing the largest food security emergency in the world. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution to nearly $526 million since the 2016 fiscal year.

31 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • March 2017 marks two years since the KSA-led Coalition began airstrikes on Al Houthi and allied forces in Yemen

  • An estimated 17 million people in Yemen are experiencing acute levels of food insecurity—an increase of 20 percent since June 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN declares Yemen the largest food security emergency in the world

  • Persistent fighting along the western coast displaces more than 48,000 people in Ta’izz Governorate

  • Insecurity at ports and overland transportation routes blocks medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FGoS declares a national disaster for drought in Somalia

  • Somalia HCT releases Operational Plan for Famine Prevention

  • GoK, USG declare disasters for drought and food insecurity in Kenya

  • UN Secretary-General calls for urgent scale-up in international assistance

  • USG commits additional $131 million for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Feb 2017 description

NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

6.2 million
People in Somalia Requiring Humanitarian Assistance During 2017
UN – February 2017

2.9 million
People in Somalia Experiencing Crisis or Emergency Levels of Acute Food Insecurity
FEWS NET, FSNAU – February 2017

5.6 million
People in Ethiopia Requiring Humanitarian Assistance During 2017
GoE – January 2017

26 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict results in more than 10,000 civilian deaths and 40,000 injuries since March 2015

  • WHO reports more than 17,300 suspected cholera cases and 99 cholera-associated deaths; relief agencies continue response efforts

  • Food and fuel prices remain stable but elevated in December 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Jan 2017 description

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: Press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since 2015.

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO reports more than 12,700 suspected cholera cases and nearly 100 cholera-associated deaths

  • Wheat imports increased in November; however, the ongoing deterioration of economic conditions threatens to impede imports in the coming months

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Dec 2016 description

OVERVIEW

  • Natural hazards, such as droughts, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Protracted conflicts and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters. Furthermore, environmental degradation and rapid urban growth in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas.

08 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Latest cessation of hostilities agreement has limited effect, lapses without renewal

  • UN releases 2017 Yemen HNO, identifies 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance

  • RoYG reports 8,975 suspected cholera cases and 89 cholera-associated deaths; task force continues response efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS