- OCHA: Yemen: Cyclones Chapala and Megh Flash Update 11. 19 Nov 2015
- OCHA: Yemen - Health and education on the brink of collapse, 19 Nov 2015
- Statement to the Press: Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Johannes van der Klauuw, 18 Nov 2015 [EN/AR]
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- UNHCR: Yemen Situation Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan, Oct-Dec 2015 / Jan-Dec 2016 (Preliminary estimates), Oct 2015
- Humanitarian Response Plan - 2015 Revision (Jun 2015)
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 736,317 Total number of refugees
- 37,859 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
- 52.8% Percentage of women and girls 60.1% Percentage of Children
ABU DHABI, 24th November, 2015 (WAM) -- In implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the follow up of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the foundation is sending aid by sea and air to the Socotra Archipelago.
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.
• The new inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) which was introduced in Yemen on 1 November entered its second round, targeting a total number of 5,039,936 children. IPV will be used alongside the oral vaccine (OPV).
• UNICEF launched its first ever humanitarian cash transfers in Sana’a on 14 November 2015. A total of 4,051 vulnerable households were reached with cash transfers of YR 21,500 (roughly $100) for each family during the first three days.
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.
689,845 Persons of concern (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR
630,176 Syrians registered by UNHCR
59,669 Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Yemenis and others registered by UNHCR
79,138 Syrians in Zaatari Camp
26,445 Syrians in Azraq Camp
6,329 Syrians in Emirati-Jordanian Camp
CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME EXPANDED
EMOP 200890 aims to assist 2 million people in November, and subject to security and access constraints there are plans to scale-up to assist 4 million people with emergency food assistance by March 2016.
In October, 2,803,000 people received 30,700 mt of emergency food assistance in 15 governorates, exceeding WFP’s target of 2 million beneficiaries in October. For the first time since March 2015, WFP’s life-saving assistance reached Al Baydah governorate, a Phase 4 (pre-famine) governorate, as well as Marib.
Conflict and adverse climatic conditions continue to drive humanitarian needs in the region
Acute sectoral needs continue to be reported in Ethiopia
Flood preparedness in full swing as El Niño expected to cause serious flooding in the region
Civilian death tolls and human rights violations on the rise in Burundi
Urgent access needed to prevent food crisis in Unity State, South Sudan
Regional humanitarian outlook
Displacement has contributed to rises in needs across sectors – particularly shelter and NFIs, for which about 2.8 million IDPs and host community members currently require support.
Since the intensification of fighting in March, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased from 15.9 million to 21.2 million people. This means that 82 per cent of Yemen’s population now requires humanitarian assistance in some form to meet their basic needs for food, water, healthcare and shelter. In November, two cyclones battered the Island of Socotra and Yemen's southern coastline, adding to the suffering men, women, and children in Yemen are enduring
2015 FUNDING OUTLOOK
"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.
DOHA, Nov 15 (KUNA) -- Qatar announced on Monday that two aircraft loaded with new batch of aid left Doha for Yemen to help alleviate suffering of the Yemeni people.
The aid inculdes relief materials, medical supplies, medicines and food, the Qatari News Agency (QNA) reported.
This brings Qatar's total relief aid to Yemen up to 356 tons of aid sent through 11 flights, it added. (end) nnd.mmb.hs
SHARJAH, 12th November, 2015 (WAM) – An Emirates Red Crescent aircraft, loaded with 30 tonnes of relief items, today left Sharjah International Airport for Socotra island in Yemen in implementation of the UAE leadership's directives to assist victims of the devastating Cyclone Chapala, which battered the island inflicting heavy losses to life and enormous damage to property.
BU DHABI, 11th November 2015 (WAM) On the directives of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU) and the Family Development Foundation (FDF), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC) and Honorary Chairwoman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC), the Authority is embarking on a massive programme to develop several projects in Aden and neighbouring provinces in Yemen.
KUWAIT, Nov 12 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Supreme Committee for Relief (KSCR) announced that medical aid worth USD five million arrived in Yemen to be distributed to Yemenis in a bid to alleviate their suffering.
In a press statement Thursday, Dr. Mohammad Al-Sharhan, head of heath committee affiliated to the KSCR, said a shipment of medicines arrived at Aden Airport and will be distributed to hospitals and medical centers in the southern governorates across the country.
• After two months of delay, the school year officially began on 1 November. However, UNICEF field offices report that student registration and attendance is still low in most governorates (between 20-50 per cent).
• The new inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) was introduced in Yemen on 1 November at a launching ceremony with GAVI, WHO, UNICEF and the Government. IPV will be used alongside the oral vaccine (OPV).