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10 Mar 2017 description


  • UN declares Yemen the largest food security emergency in the world

  • Persistent fighting along the western coast displaces more than 48,000 people in Ta’izz Governorate

  • Insecurity at ports and overland transportation routes blocks medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance


10 Mar 2017 description


  • FGoS declares a national disaster for drought in Somalia

  • Somalia HCT releases Operational Plan for Famine Prevention

  • GoK, USG declare disasters for drought and food insecurity in Kenya

  • UN Secretary-General calls for urgent scale-up in international assistance

  • USG commits additional $131 million for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa


17 Feb 2017 description


  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance


03 Feb 2017 description


6.2 million
People in Somalia Requiring Humanitarian Assistance During 2017
UN – February 2017

2.9 million
People in Somalia Experiencing Crisis or Emergency Levels of Acute Food Insecurity
FEWS NET, FSNAU – February 2017

5.6 million
People in Ethiopia Requiring Humanitarian Assistance During 2017
GoE – January 2017

26 Jan 2017 description


  • Conflict results in more than 10,000 civilian deaths and 40,000 injuries since March 2015

  • WHO reports more than 17,300 suspected cholera cases and 99 cholera-associated deaths; relief agencies continue response efforts

  • Food and fuel prices remain stable but elevated in December 2016


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


  • 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


28 Dec 2016 description


  • 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


  • 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


18 Nov 2016 description


 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


27 Oct 2016 description


  • 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


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.