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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

18 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Al Houthi and KSA-led Coalition representatives agree to new cessation of hostilities, violence continues

 Health actors confirm 86 cholera cases, WHO cautions that number could increase

 Between 7 million and 10 million people experiencing at least Crisis levels of food insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 72-hour cessation of hostilities largely holds, but violence resumes as of October 22

  • Health actors confirm 31 cholera cases, including 3 deaths, according to WHO

  • Coalition airstrike on event hall kills more than 140 civilians, injures 500 others

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, 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.

11 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 20 percent of all health facilities in Yemen are nonfunctional, according to WHO
  • International media report more than 330 deaths in Yemen since suspension of UN-led peace talks on August 6
  • An estimated 7–10 million people in Yemen experience challenges meeting basic food needs

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ERC O’Brien highlights depth of humanitarian crisis in Yemen at UN General Assembly event

  • GoUK, UN, and OIC announce an additional $100 million to support relief activities in Yemen

  • Violence escalates; NGO suspends operations due to increased insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG contributes an additional $189 million to support relief activities in Yemen

  • Sana’a International Airport remains closed to commercial flights

  • Food security worsens due to conflict-related disruptions to livelihoods

KEY DEVELOPMENTS