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22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian community augments response during five-day pause in hostilities; conflict and resource constraints limit operations

  • Figures of fatalities, injuries, and IDPs since March 26 significantly increase

  • Re-animating commercial shipping to Yemen remains essential to averting a comprehensive humanitarian catastrophe

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence intensifies in late March as airstrikes and clashes between various armed groups affect 19 of 22 governorates

  • Humanitarian conditions deteriorate; food, fuel, and water increasingly scarce

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces more than $68 million in new FY 2015 funding to support the humanitarian response. The new funding will provide emergency relief commodities, food assistance, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) support

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Mar 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)1. 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 governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.

14 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence by al-Houthi forces escalates in Sana’a during early 2015.

  • Humanitarian community continues to provide life-saving assistance in Yemen, despite insecurity.

  • HNO for Yemen reports an estimated 15.9 million individuals will require humanitarian assistance in Yemen during 2015.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian community anticipates 15.9 million people in Yemen will require humanitarian assistance in 2015.

  • Approximately 10.6 million people in Yemen are food insecure, according to a recent survey.

  • Malnutrition rates are improving in some areas; however, more than one in 10 children remains acutely malnourished.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Dec 2014 description

SUMMARY

The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation deteriorated along the Red Sea coast in the central outbreak region during November. Aerial and ground operations treated swarms and groups of adults and hoppers on close to 83,000 ha in Sudan during this month. A few adult locusts were detected on the Gulf of Aden & the Red Sea coastal plains in Yemen the last week of November. No locusts were reported in Ethiopia, Oman or Somalia and no reports were received from Eritrea or Saudi Arabia during this period (DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).

17 Oct 2014 description

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, 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.

16 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In September, clashes in Sana’a between al-Houthi militants and government forces resulted in an estimated 270 fatalities and displaced populations.

  • The U.N. estimates that 14.7 million people in Yemen require humanitarian assistance.

  • USAID/FFP provides $70 million to support food assistance operations in Yemen.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Oct 2014 description

SUMMARY

The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation remained calm in September in summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region. Only a few adults and hoppers were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad. A similar situation may be present in northern Mali where surveys were not possible.
Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia remained calm during this month.

03 Oct 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The population of food-insecure Somalia increases to 1 million—a 20-percent increase since January 2014.

  • Insecurity continues to limit humanitarian access throughout the south-central region of Somalia.

  • 2014 Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) requests $933 million to meet humanitarian needs among 3.1 million people.

16 Sep 2014 description

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

04 Aug 2014 description

In support of President Hadi and the Yemeni government’s efforts to better meet the aspirations of all Yemenis and set their country on the path to stability and prosperity through economic reform and development, the United States is pleased to announce the approval of a $30 million contribution to Yemen’s Social Welfare Fund. This assistance underscores the United States’ commitment to a comprehensive partnership with Yemen to support meaningful reform through the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative process and address mutual security challenges.