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23 Nov 2015 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 2006 and FY 2015, 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.

20 Nov 2015 description


  • 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). 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 government disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

06 Nov 2015 description


  • Tropical Cyclone Chapala makes landfall in central Yemen, potentially affecting an estimated 1.1 million people and exacerbating humanitarian needs

  • Relief agencies dispatch emergency food, shelter supplies, and WASH assistance for storm-affected people

  • Insecurity continues to constrain humanitarian access across conflict- affected areas of Yemen

16 Oct 2015 description


  • USAID/OFDA commits nearly $9 million in additional humanitarian assistance for conflict- affected populations in Yemen

  • Ongoing clashes and political instability continue to hamper humanitarian access and timely delivery of much-needed aid

  • Fuel supply and commodity shortages , as well as market price increases, exacerbate humanitarian conditions in Yemen 

18 Sep 2015 description


  • The USG announces more than $89 million in additional USG funding for the Yemen crisis

  • Intensified airstrikes and ground fighting continues to hinder aid access and degrade an already dire humanitarian situation

  • USAID/FFP-provided wheat arrives in Yemen despite access constraints

04 Sep 2015 description


  • Armed clashes between al-Houthi and pro- RoYG forces affected all of Yemen’s 21 governorates in August

  • The Yemen crisis has internally displaced 1.4 million people and caused approximately 100,800 people to flee the country as of August

  • State/PRM announces $6.1 million in additional funding for people seeking refuge in Djibouti and Somalia as a result of the Yemen crisis 

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


  • 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


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


  • 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


02 Jul 2015 description


  • 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