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19 Aug 2015 description

Today marks World Humanitarian Day, a day to celebrate and pay tribute to aid workers who help the millions of people aected by humanitarian crises around the world. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly to remember the 22 UN and relief agency staff who lost their lives in a bombing in Baghdad 12 years ago, August 19 has become an occasion to honor the sacrifice of the brave men and women who have died serving others and commemorate the service of aid workers worldwide.

14 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Late July humanitarian pause in Yemen declared by KSA fails to hold; insecurity continues to hinder humanitarian access across the country

  • Humanitarian situation in Aden remains critical despite improved access for ships transporting humanitarian cargo to Aden Port

  • UN special rapporteur warns of deteriorating food security conditions, calls for unconditional humanitarian pause to facilitate aid delivery

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

31 Jul 2015 description

USAID food will feed more than one million people
For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the arrival of enough wheat to feed more than one million people for two months in Yemen this morning. The wheat shipment from USAID totals 35,800 tons and is valued at approximately $21 million. It will support the emergency food assistance efforts of the UN World Food Program (WFP).

24 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Anti-al-Houthi militias launch a new offensive against al-Houthi forces and regain control of key locations in Aden Governorate

  • In Aden, a UN ship delivers 3,000 metric tons (MT) of food and an interagency convoy delivers more than 350 MT of relief supplies

  • The majority of UN and other relief agency staff return to Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a to coordinate humanitarian response efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On July 1, the UN-led Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) declared Yemen an L3 crisis—the highest level emergency classification

  • On June 19, the UN released a revised Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP), which requests a total of $1.6 billion to address increased humanitarian needs in Yemen

  • Assessments indicate that at least 6 million people are food-insecure and require immediate assistance

13 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN Secretary-General (SYG) Ban Kimoon issued a statement on May 26 urging all parties to engage in the UN-sponsored political dialogue to end the conflict

  • On June 12, the UN released a revised Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), stating 21 million people needed humanitarian assistance in Yemen

  • The 2015 Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund has received less than 5 percent of pledged funding as of June 4

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian community augments response during five-day pause in hostilities; conflict and resource constraints limit operations

  • Figures of fatalities, injuries, and IDPs since March 26 significantly increase

  • Re-animating commercial shipping to Yemen remains essential to averting a comprehensive humanitarian catastrophe

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence intensifies in late March as airstrikes and clashes between various armed groups affect 19 of 22 governorates

  • Humanitarian conditions deteriorate; food, fuel, and water increasingly scarce

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces more than $68 million in new FY 2015 funding to support the humanitarian response. The new funding will provide emergency relief commodities, food assistance, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Mar 2015 description

OVERVIEW

  • Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA)1. In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Protracted conflict and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

14 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence by al-Houthi forces escalates in Sana’a during early 2015.

  • Humanitarian community continues to provide life-saving assistance in Yemen, despite insecurity.

  • HNO for Yemen reports an estimated 15.9 million individuals will require humanitarian assistance in Yemen during 2015.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian community anticipates 15.9 million people in Yemen will require humanitarian assistance in 2015.

  • Approximately 10.6 million people in Yemen are food insecure, according to a recent survey.

  • Malnutrition rates are improving in some areas; however, more than one in 10 children remains acutely malnourished.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Dec 2014 description

SUMMARY

The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation deteriorated along the Red Sea coast in the central outbreak region during November. Aerial and ground operations treated swarms and groups of adults and hoppers on close to 83,000 ha in Sudan during this month. A few adult locusts were detected on the Gulf of Aden & the Red Sea coastal plains in Yemen the last week of November. No locusts were reported in Ethiopia, Oman or Somalia and no reports were received from Eritrea or Saudi Arabia during this period (DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).