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29 Aug 2015 description

The tenth Saudi relief plane arrived today at Aden International Airport carrying 10 tons of medical equipment and supplies. The relief aid comes from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center.

28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Critical malnutrition rates in hard-to-reach areas of southcentral Somalia, including Bulo Burto and Xudur

  • More than 20,000 people have fled their homes due to military operations

  • Mid-year review shows some progress towards strategic objectives but more funding is still needed.

For further information, please contact:
Maurizio Giuliano, Public Information Officer a.i., OCHA Somalia, giuliano@un.org, +254-738-999985

28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.

  • Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.

  • Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.

FIGURES

28 Aug 2015 description

SANA'A, 27 August 2015

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is pleased to announce the signing of a Cost-Sharing Agreement with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to improve food security in crisis-affected communities in Yemen and to support the protection of human rights in the country. The agreement was signed in Riyadh on 27 August 2015 and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center will contribute $1,743,200 for three months duration. This is part of the broader contribution from Saudi Arabia to the UN Flash Appeal.

28 Aug 2015 description
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  • Earlier this week, 14 educators and four of their children were killed and 20 people injured in an airstrike on a teacher’s office in Amran, just north of Sana’a. UNICEF’s Executive Director and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict strongly condemned the targeting of civilian infrastructure and the devastating impact it is having on Yemen’s children.

27 Aug 2015 description

The Gargash Group has donated 20 light trucks and 10 power generators as part of the relief operations in Yemen to ease the suffering of people there.

The move follows the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and a follow-up by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen.

25 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Yemen from 16-18 August. She visited Sana’a, Aden and Amran to meet with authorities, WFP staff, partner NGOs and WFP beneficiaries.

  • In July, over 1,020,020 people received almost 11,000 mt of emergency food assistance in eight governorates. In August so far, WFP has reached 712,714 people in seven governorates with 6,800 mt of emergency food assistance.

25 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The renal dialysis center in Haradh district Hajjah Governorate, treating an average of 57 chronic renal failure cases per month has closed down due to inaccessibility by patients and health personnel.

  • A second medical clinic supported by WHO has been launched in Al-Mukalla city, Hadramout to support delivery of health services for an estimated 2550 internally displaced families.

24 Aug 2015 description

ADEN, 23rd August, 2015 (WAM) -- A UAE relief ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of food and aid supplies has arrived in Aden, as part of the country's ongoing humanitarian efforts in Yemen.

The assistance, which was launched by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, is one of many daily urgent relief efforts being implemented by UAE organisations.

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is also carrying-out urgent relief efforts in Aden and today announced plans to expand its reach to help more people in other provinces around the country.

21 Aug 2015 description
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Highlights

  • Since the escalation of the crisis in Yemen on 26 March, 2015, a total of 22,555 people, including 10,402 Yemeni nationals, fled from Yemen to Djibouti.

  • As of 15 August, UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee entity) registered 2,551 refugees, thereof 2,410 Yemeni nationals, including 846 children

  • UNICEF has been providing access to safe water to all Yemen refugees in Markazi camp, the new refugee site established to accommodate this population.

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding

  • Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity

  • UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi

  • Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise

  • AU holds WHS consultation in region

  • Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen

  • Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen

21 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP aims to reduce short term hunger among refugees and rural and urban communities affected by recurrent droughts and increasing food prices through targeted relief and early recovery interventions, while developing national and community capacities. Through its operations, WFP contributes to the government’s efforts to improve food and nutrition security.

21 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP focuses on enhancing resilience of vulnerable populations to shocks, providing protective safety nets and saving lives, contributing to all eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with special focus on MDGs 1, 2 and 5. WFP recognises that gender inequality directly affects the ability of nations to become free from hunger and food insecurity. WFP takes into account the different challenges and opportunities facing women and men and has integrated gender sensitive programming throughout its activities.

20 Aug 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 19th August, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has sent a ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of food and aid supplies to Yemen, as part of the UAE's efforts to help those affected by the ongoing crisis in the country.

20 Aug 2015 description
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Highlights

  • Funds are urgently needed to scale-up humanitarian response in Yemen. To date, US$29.5 million has been received against the US$183 million appeal, leaving an 84% funding gap1 .

20 Aug 2015 description

Press release | Published: 2015-08-19

'World Humanitarian Day is an important reminder that we are living in dramatic times. The world is experiencing large-scale humanitarian crises, and 60 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. Today, I am pleased to announce that Norway will provide a further NOK 50 million for Yemen and a number of forgotten crises,' Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.