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28 Apr 2016 description


  • Yemen peace talks commence in Kuwait on April 21 following a threeday delay

  • Parties to the conflict largely maintain a cessation of hostilities, which began on April 10

  • Response agencies address humanitarian needs following midApril floods in seven governorates


07 Apr 2016 description

New aid helps address the ongoing humanitarian crisis

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States announced nearly $139 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the Yemen crisis today.

06 Apr 2016 description


  • Parties to the conflict in Yemen tentatively agree to recommence peace negotiations on April 18, implement a cessation of hostilities on April 10

  • USG contributes an additional $138.9 million to support relief activities in Yemen

  • Humanitarian organizations reach 4.4 million people with assistance in January and February


10 Mar 2016 description


  • Humanitarian access improves, despite delays due to insecurity and bureaucratic restrictions

  • The UN condemns violence against civilians following a recent attack on civilian infrastructure

  • UNVIM commences operations for Yemen response


19 Feb 2016 description


  • UN agencies and ICRC deliver food, relief items, and medical supplies to communities in a largely inaccessible enclave within Ta’izz city

  • Number of local and international humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen increases

  • January food imports rise nearly 30 percent as compared to the previous month


28 Jan 2016 description


  • 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


15 Jan 2016 description


  • 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


30 Dec 2015 description


  • 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


03 Dec 2015 description


  • 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


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.