- OCHA Yemen Flash Update: Escalating conflict, 28 Mar 2015
- ACAPS Briefing Note: Yemen: Escalation of Conflict, 27 Mar 2015
- Statement of the Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Johannes van Der Klaauw
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2014-2015 Revision (February 2015)
- Yemen ERF
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.
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.
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.
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).
Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
In September, clashes in Sana’a between al-Houthi militants and government forces resulted in an estimated 270 fatalities and displaced populations.
The U.N. estimates that 14.7 million people in Yemen require humanitarian assistance.
USAID/FFP provides $70 million to support food assistance operations in Yemen.
The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation remained calm in September in summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region. Only a few adults and hoppers were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad. A similar situation may be present in northern Mali where surveys were not possible.
Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia remained calm during this month.
The population of food-insecure Somalia increases to 1 million—a 20-percent increase since January 2014.
Insecurity continues to limit humanitarian access throughout the south-central region of Somalia.
2014 Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) requests $933 million to meet humanitarian needs among 3.1 million people.
The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.
In support of President Hadi and the Yemeni government’s efforts to better meet the aspirations of all Yemenis and set their country on the path to stability and prosperity through economic reform and development, the United States is pleased to announce the approval of a $30 million contribution to Yemen’s Social Welfare Fund. This assistance underscores the United States’ commitment to a comprehensive partnership with Yemen to support meaningful reform through the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative process and address mutual security challenges.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Insecurity in Abyan, Amran, and Shabwah governorates has triggered displacement and increased needs in affected areas.
More than half a million Yemeni migrant workers have returned from Saudi Arabia since April 2013.
The U.S. Government (USG) has provided an additional $11.7 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen.
During May, several Desert Locust (SGR1) swarms from northwestern Somalia invaded eastern Ethiopia. On May 14th, an immature swarm dominated the sky over the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (see picture below). This is an extremely rare phenomenon that has not been in more than half a century. The swarm is believed to have escaped from eastern Ethiopia passing through the Rift Valley and crossing Awash where it destroyed a sugarcane plantation. No damage was reported in Addis and the swarm was later seen heading northwest and reached Gojjam.