- UNICEF Situation Report Dated 29/1/15
- ICG: Yemen Conflict Alert - Time for Compromise
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 34 | 3 Dec 2014 - 10 Jan 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2014
- Yemen ERF
In January, WFP is targeting one million beneficiaries through two protracted relief and recovery operations (PRRO).
In December, WFP provided a one month food basket to 500 families (3,500 people) in Al Bayda, displaced by localised conflict .
In December 2014, the Yemen ERF allocated US$ 3,325,743 to 12 new projects in response to the highest priority underfunded projects of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). Furthermore, seven projects worth US$ 2.5 million are being processed, in will be disbursed by mid-January 2015. With these additional projects, the total allocation made by the ERF under the second call for proposals will reach US$ 5.8 million. At year end, the Humanitarian Coordinator approved ERF funding for a total of 61 projects worth US$19 million in 2014.
Intermittent clashes resumed in Al Bayda in December. No major new displacements were reported.
Protection threats remain a grave concern in Al Bayda.
In December, 15 school girls were killed in an attack, and 10 schools were occupied by militants (since vacated).
The number of acutely malnourished children in Yemen fell 1 per cent in 2014. The drop is attributed mainly to aid programmes.
Absolute humanitarian funding declined 15 per cent in 2014.
Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.
Project code: OSRO/YEM/302/USA
Donor: United States of America
Contribution: USD 500 000
Target areas: Yemen
Objective: To ensure that affected populations receive appropriate and sufficient food security solutions in times of emergency.
Key partners: World Food Programme.
Beneficiaries reached: 46 members of the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC), including United Nations agencies, national and international Non-governmental Organizations and community-based organizations.
Government commits €3 million in funding for humanitarian emergencies in Chad, Central African Republic and Yemen
The Government is to provide €3.2 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to communities affected by conflict and drought in the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad and Yemen, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, have announced.
SANA’A – The German government has donated €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to support nutrition, protective safety nets and girls’ education.
From the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the contribution will be channelled through the German development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has experienced unprecedented change since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010. The region is now encountering a series of conflicts and crises with humanitarian challenges which require immediate support. The war in Syria has killed over 191,000 people, with many more injured, 3.2 million displaced to neighbouring countries and an additional 10.8 million in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria.
- In December, WFP is targeting 1.86 million beneficiaries: 1,815,800 under protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) 200636 and 44,600 under PRRO 200305.
- Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and is the 8th most food-insecure country in the world.
According to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, 14.7 million people, more than half of the Yemeni population, require humanitarian assistance in 2014. These needs remain largely unchanged from 2013.
By decision of Development Minister Sirpa Paatero on 17 December, in the last distribution of funds for humanitarian assistance, Finland has granted 13.5 million euros to long-lasting and underfunded crises. The support is awarded to Finn Church Aid and UN organizations. The decision brings Finland’s humanitarian assistance this year to 105.7 million euros. This is a record-high amount for Finland, which indicates the extent of the world’s crises.
8 décembre 2014 – L'ONU et ses partenaires humanitaires ont lancé lundi un appel de fonds de 16,4 milliards de dollars auprès des donateurs pour venir en aide à au moins 57,5 millions de personnes vulnérables à travers le monde l'an prochain.
« Plus de 80% des personnes que nous voulons aider se trouvent dans des pays affectés par des conflits où la brutalité et la violence ont un impact dévastateur sur leur vie », a déclaré la Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires, Valerie Amos.
(Geneva, 8 December 2014): Humanitarian organizations aim to help at least 57.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the world with assistance in 2015 and require US$16.4 billion to do so. “Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a devastating impact on their lives,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as she launched the 2015 global humanitarian appeal.
The ERF allocated US$1,267,059 to five new projects during October and November 2014. The projects aim to respond to protection needs of displaced and conflict-affected children in Al Jawf, Marib and Amran Governorates. Two other projects will address food insecurity and improve access to health care services for vulnerable host communities in Al Dhale’e and Amran Governorates. The United Kingdom/DFID supported a second call for proposal with an additional estimated US$3.9 million. Twelve projects received under this call for proposal amount to a combined budget of US$4.4 million.
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.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has given directives to provide Yemen with relief assistance worth $54 million. Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Saeed Al-Jaber disclosed during a meeting with Yemen's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Mohammed Al-Maytami in Sana'a today. The food assistance was designed to alleviate the suffering of some 45,000 Yemeni needy families.
Conflict has exacerbated humanitarian needs in Amran, Al Jawf, Marib and Sana’a Governorates in the reporting period.
The ERF funded 21 projects worth US$ 7.1 million, of which US$3.2 million was allocated to ten projects through a call for proposal in July. The fund has allocated a total of $14.4 million to 44 projects between 1 January and 30 September 2014.
The fund has received contributions amounting to US$14.9 million from Denmark, the United Kingdom/DFID, the Republic of Korea and Netherlands.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 25 000 000
Yemen ranks as the poorest country in the Middle East and in the North Africa region and is one of the poorest countries in the world (154th out of 187 countries in line with the UNDP Human Development Index1 ). According to the 2013 Global Hunger Index the country is the 7 th most food insecure in the world (72nd out of 78 countries).