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19 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNVIM officially launches, begins inspecting and clearing commercial shipments to Yemeni ports

  • WFP distributes food to Al Jawf and Ad Dali’ governorates, previously unreachable due to insecurity

  • UN highlights deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Yemen, appeals for additional resources

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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.