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31 Jul 2015 description

USAID food will feed more than one million people
For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the arrival of enough wheat to feed more than one million people for two months in Yemen this morning. The wheat shipment from USAID totals 35,800 tons and is valued at approximately $21 million. It will support the emergency food assistance efforts of the UN World Food Program (WFP).

30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF is deeply concerned about the intensification of violence in Yemen. Another attempt at a humanitarian pause failed, leaving humanitarian partners unable to scale up implementation in hard to reach areas and further preventing many families from accessing urgently needed basic services.

30 Jul 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 30th July, 2015 (WAM) -- Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a ship carrying humanitarian aid supplies arrived yesterday to the port of Aden, as part of the country's efforts to help people affected by the ongoing crisis in Yemen.

29 Jul 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 28th July, 2015 (WAM) -- The UAE provided humanitarian aid worth AED 485 million to Yemen this year in response to the humanitarian situation in that country, the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development announced in a report issued today.

28 Jul 2015 description

The Saudi relief ship ‘Path of the Goodness’ arrived in the Yemeni port of Aden carrying 3,540 tons (7.8 million lbs.) of food and medical supplies. The aid ship arrived under the supervision of The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and in coordination with the evacuation and humanitarian operations section at the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense.

24 Jul 2015 description
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Highlights

  • During the reporting period, the planned humanitarian pause did not materialise. UNICEF continued to deliver despite this but was unable to implement plans to rapidly scale up life-saving operations that are contingent on increased humanitarian access. As the fighting continues, the number of casualties grows and many families are prevented from accessing urgently needed basic services.

24 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Anti-al-Houthi militias launch a new offensive against al-Houthi forces and regain control of key locations in Aden Governorate

  • In Aden, a UN ship delivers 3,000 metric tons (MT) of food and an interagency convoy delivers more than 350 MT of relief supplies

  • The majority of UN and other relief agency staff return to Yemen’s capital city of Sana’a to coordinate humanitarian response efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Sana’a/Geneva, July 24, 2015 - The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s education system – and on the chances of millions of children to access learning.

Months of intensive bombardment and street fighting have forced more than 3,600 schools to close and driven students and their families to safer areas of the country. At least 248 schools have been directly damaged; 270 others are hosting Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and 68 are occupied by armed groups.

23 Jul 2015 description

Minister Müller says: "We must not forget the people affected by this civil war!"

Press release of 17.07.2015 |

22 Jul 2015 description
  • Yemen:

The humanitarian pause scheduled to start on 10 July did not take effect; airstrikes and ground fighting continue across the country. Partial food rations have been distributed in Kharaz refugee camp, WFP still unable to transport additional food to the camp. For the first time since the beginning of the conflict, UNHCR’s partner Al Amal was able to distribute NFIs to 3,377 individuals in Sa’ada governorate.

20 Jul 2015 description

OVERVIEW

Priority Needs

• Acute food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition: 3 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and livelihood support, of which 731,000 are unable to meet their basic food requirements. 203,000 children are acutely malnourished, with around 38,000 of these children at risk of death without health and nutrition support.

17 Jul 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 16th July, 2015 (WAM) -- The Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) Thursday announced that the UAE's total humanitarian aid for Yemen in 2015 stood at AED430, including AED190 in fuel and electricity aid, AED110 million in food aid, AED80 million in medical supplies, AED30 million in assistance for providing water and sewage services, and AED20 million in various other forms of relief aid.

16 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nutrition assessment reveals acute malnutrition among the displaced are above the emergency threshold.

  • Short-term deterioration in food security expected in agriculture dependent areas.

  • Urgent boost in funding is required to sustain crucial humanitarian response.

FIGURES

No. of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 731,000

No. of people in food security stress 2.3m

15 Jul 2015 description
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SITUATION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting has intensified throughout Yemen, with more than 1,100 casualties reported since last week.

  • The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Yemen has grown to almost 1.3 million, an increase of 25 per cent since figures were last verified in May.

  • Of the 5,148 schools in Yemen, 70 per cent were closed before the end of the school year due to insecurity, affecting the education and well-being of 1.84 million children.

14 Jul 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 2015 (IPS) - When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are rarely on schedule: they are either late, fall far below expectations or not delivered at all.

The under-payment or non-payment of promised aid has affected mostly civilian victims, including war-ravaged women and children in military hotspots such as Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, and most recently Yemen.

10 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Yemen:

The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) confirmed that as of July 6 there are 1,267,590 IDPs in Yemen.

On 4 July, 12 refugees were killed and several injured when a rocket hit the UNHCRsupported Al Tadamon Kindergarten in Aden, where they had taken shelter.

The HCT endorsed the Guidance Note on the Emergency Response to Internal Displacement in Yemen, stipulating the main programming principles and priorities for the humanitarian response.