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28 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP delivers emergency food assistance to communities in Al Houthi-besieged areas of Ta’izz city

  • High-level UN mission travels to Ibb and Ta’izz governorates, conducts assessment in besieged areas of the city of Ta’izz

  • UN indefinitely postpones Yemen peace negotiations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Airstrikes and clashes intensify following end of ceasefire; civilians increasingly affected

  • Next round of peace talks postponed, UN anticipates negotiations to resume in late January

  • Commercial food imports continue to increase, although food remains scarce and expensive in acutely conflictaffected governorates

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN-led peace talks adjourn; additional negotiations scheduled to begin in mid January

  • Humanitarian organizations increase operations during the ceasefire despite numerous violations

  • Displacement in Yemen increases, with more than 2.5 million IDPs countrywide

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • OCHA releases 2016 HNO for Yemen, estimates that 21.2 million people require urgent assistance

  • High levels of food insecurity across the country; at least 6 million people continue to require emergency food assistance

  • Humanitarian organizations deliver essential relief supplies to conflict affected communities amid growing insecurity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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

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). 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.