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28 Jun 2016 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €15 million (approximately US$16.9 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to help WFP treat and prevent moderate malnutrition among more than 660,000 children under five, and pregnant and nursing mothers.

28 Jun 2016 description
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June 28th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Yemen has continued its efforts to support the medical sector in the war-torn country, by initiating the 2nd phase of supplying hospitals with medications and medical consumables as well as dispatching mobile clinics over three days in four Yemeni governorates, at a cost of $272,777 (QR 992,355).

28 Jun 2016 description

CERF RELEASES ITS 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

In 2015, CERF allocated nearly US$470 million in humanitarian assistance for helping front line partners on the ground kick-start or reinforces emergency activities in 45 countries. CERF raised $409 million with the support from 59 member states.

26 Jun 2016 description

In Numbers

21.2 million (82 percent of population) in need of humanitarian assistance (2016 Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview)

14.1 million food insecure (June 2016 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis)

of which 7 million severely food insecure (June 2016 IPC)

2.8 million internally displaced and returnees (HCT Task Force on Population Movement, 9th Report, May 2016)

49,797 refugee and migrant arrivals in Yemen from the Horn of Africa in Jan-May 2016 (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat/UNHCR)

22 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:

  • 21.3 million refugees,

  • 40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.

  • Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

14 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protection of civilians remains a concern

  • Erosion of the health system and deteriorating food insecurity

  • 3.6 m people reached by direct assistance by end of April

  • Refugees continue to arrive in Yemen

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 13.6 m

# of people targeted by health care assistance 10.6 m

# of people targeted by food assistance 8.9 m

# of people displaced 2.8 m

# of deaths (WHO) 6,494

14 Jun 2016 description

Funding level*

RRP requirements: $94,130,731
Funding received: $18,264,434
% funded: 19%

*The funding level refers only to funding received against the Inter-Agency Appeal 2016

13 Jun 2016 description

ABU DHABI, 12th June, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation is continuing the provision of aid to Yemen's Socotra Island through the launch of its air bridge project consisting of 12 humanitarian aid planes carrying 400 tonnes of Ramadan food supplies.

10 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reduced imports and increased prices constrain access to food and fuel

  • The UN condemns violence against civilians in the city of Ta’izz

  • Peace negotiations continue in Kuwait; cessation of hostilities remains in effect

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Jun 2016 description

Aden, 9 June 2016 – UNDP and the Government of Japan launch the support to the local authorities to remove debris and rubble from Aden City.

08 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

Peace talks that began on 21 April 2016 in Kuwait resumed on 22 May 2016; they have been suspended three times, in part due to ceasefire violations, and the failure to agree on principles and frameworks for the talks. Airstrikes continue in Aden, Amran, Lahj, Hajjah, Marib, Sana’a and Taizz governorates, and fighting is reported in Abyan, Hadhramaut, Al Jawf, Lahj, Marib, Sana’a, Shabwah and Taizz. The ongoing clashes, electricity blackouts (in Aden and several southern governorates).

07 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

• Peace talks between warring parties in Yemen continue in Kuwait. The agreed cessation of hostilities appeared to result in a reduction in the number of events, but hostilities were still reported on several governorates affecting supply transportation and resulting in civilian casualties particularly in Aden and Taiz.

07 Jun 2016 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

02 Jun 2016 description
report British Red Cross

Ist June 2016

Thousands of malnourished mothers and babies in Yemen will benefit from essential health services thanks to funding from the British Red Cross and the Jersey Overseas Aid Commission.

Nutritious food will also be provided by the government ministry of health and Unicef.

This new grant will pay for a reproductive health unit to open at a health centre in Hajjah, one of Yemen’s poorest regions. The Red Cross has supported the centre since December 2015.

02 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

90 Percentage of Syrians living under the poverty line in Jordan

15,000 Number of Syrians submitted by UNHCR to the U.S for fast-tracked resettlement in 2016

200 Percentage increase of vulnerable Syrians admitted to Jordanian territory from March to April

US $ 27 million Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

31 May 2016 description
  • Minister Flanagan condemns cowardly attacks on hospitals and medical facilities in Syria

  • Minister of State McHugh stresses the importance of investing in Syria’s youth

  • In Yemen, 80% of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, Joe McHugh, TD, today announced €3 million in Irish Aid humanitarian funding, in response to the tragic crisis in Syria.