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26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

25 Jun 2017 description

I welcome the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s announcement yesterday that it will contribute $66.7 million to UNICEF and the World Health Organization to combat cholera in Yemen.

This follows an announcement by the European Commission that it will provide an additional $5.6 million for the cholera response, bringing the Commission’s total to $9.9 million.

23 Jun 2017 description

The European Commission is scaling up its response to an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen with an additional €5 million, bringing total EU support for efforts to tackle the disease to €8.8 million.

23 Jun 2017 description

23 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) expresses deep thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence for his generous initiative to fund cholera response activities in Yemen.

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre in Saudi Arabia, has announced a donation of US $66.7 million to UNICEF, WHO and their partners to contain the outbreak of cholera in Yemen, in response to their urgent call for much needed funds.

23 Jun 2017 description

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince gives $66.7 million in aid for cholera outbreak in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has announced a donation of $66.7 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and their partners to respond to the outbreak of cholera in Yemen.

The figure of $66.7 million has been requested by UNICEF and WHO as the total funding needed to respond effectively to the cholera situation in Yemen, through a combination of water, sanitation and healthcare activities.

23 Jun 2017 description

By: Lisa Abou Khaled and Rima Cherri

In Lebanon and Jordan, providing daily meals gives a sense of community back to refugees fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon – As the sun sinks, the Ramadan Kitchen in Lebanon’s fertile Bekaa Valley is a hive of activity, buzzing with the sounds of clanging pots and pans, food being packaged into plastic containers and the laughter and chatter of a hundred cooks and volunteers.

21 Jun 2017 description

Due to upsurge in needs to supply of medical Oxygen to the health care facilities in several parts of Yemen due to the growing number of wounded and other patients, beside the difficulty of transport, blocking roads and sometimes imposing siege and based on the newly established concept by Kuwait "Humanitarian diplomacy" which is not determined by race, color, race, religion or doctrine.

21 Jun 2017 description

by Emma Batha

Total assistance rose for a fourth consecutive year, but the pace of growth slowed - one factor behind the slowdown may have been the lack of sudden large-scale disasters

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian aid hit a record $27.3 billion last year, but several leading donors in the Middle East slashed their contributions, data published on Wednesday showed.

20 Jun 2017 description

114.6 M required for 2017 including special situations

34.9 M contributions received, representing 30% of requirements

79.7 M overall funding gap for Yemen

All figures are shown in USD

20 Jun 2017 description

The Emirates Red Crescent announced today that it would undertake the treatment of 90 Yemenis who were wounded during the Houthi violations in several Indian hospitals.

The announcement followed 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, which have been followed up by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and the Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

19 Jun 2017 description

Over 20 million people in north-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia are already at or over the tipping point of famine. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, CERF has released $117.5 million for early action and life-saving operations in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. In north-east Nigeria, an allocation of $22 million is reaching an estimated 2.9 million people affected by Boko Haram related violence and food insecurity. In Somalia, CERF has allocated $33 million to help vulnerable people in severe drought areas in Puntland, Somaliland and South Central.

16 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen’s cholera caseload continues to increase rapidly, with more than 140,000 suspected cases and 989 related deaths in 20 governorates since late April

  • Approximately one-half of all cholera cases are among children 15 years of age and younger

  • The UN again emphasizes the need for Al Hudaydah Port to remain open due to concern for future imports

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

15 Jun 2017 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the King Salman Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Relief have signed an agreement for almost US$ 8.3 million to support the ongoing health response to the cholera outbreak in Yemen.

This support from the King Salman Centre will ensure that 7.3 million people in 13 priority governorates are reached with life-saving health services as part of coordinated efforts by all health partners to conduct prevention activities and provide treatment.

14 Jun 2017 description

MUKALLA, 13th June, 2017 (WAM) -- The Mukalla port received on Tuesday a UAE aid ship loaded with essential food assistance as part of the Emirates Red Crescent's Ramadan food programme in Yemen.

An Emirates Red Crescent official said the assistance, the second shipment in just a week, will be distributed to the underprivileged families in the governorates of Hadramaut, Shabwa and Marib.

He added that the food assistance is also part of the UAE's ongoing relief efforts to ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.

WAM/Tariq

14 Jun 2017 description

More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or a credible risk thereof over the coming six months. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries, humanitarian operations require more than US$6.3 billion in 2017. Of this amount $4.9 billion is urgently needed for life-saving assistance in the key areas of food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, as these are key sectors of famine response and prevention.