- US$747.5 million needed to deliver humanitarian assistance to 8.2 million Yemenis in 2015
- Final report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen established pursuant to Security Council Committee resolution 2140 (2014) (S/2015/125)
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 35, 11 Jan - 9 Feb 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2014-2015 Revision (February 2015)
- Yemen ERF
YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$122.62 million humanitarian aid package from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to targeted vulnerable people, many of whom are affected by conflict, in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Part of the funds will also support special logistics operations, which WFP runs in four of those countries.
The ERF funded 18 projects worth US$4.8 million of which US$3.6 million was allocated to 13 projects through a call for proposal in December.
The United Kingdom supported a second call for proposal with additional funding of US$3.9 million in December.
At year end, the Fund had received contributions amounting to US$22,004,899 from United Kingdom,
Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Republic of Korea. The Fund allocated a total of US$19.3 million to 62 projects.
Qatar Charity has distributed humanitarian relief assistance to displaced Yemenis from two provinces at a cost of over QAR 500,000 (USD 140,000). The aid included shelter, food, medicine and medical treatment for the benefit of 6076 people. The projects were carried out in partnership with Yemen Development Network (YDN) who took part in the distribution of tents, mattresses, blankets, winter clothing and kitchen utensils, in addition to food items.
Violence by al-Houthi forces escalates in Sana’a during early 2015.
Humanitarian community continues to provide life-saving assistance in Yemen, despite insecurity.
HNO for Yemen reports an estimated 15.9 million individuals will require humanitarian assistance in Yemen during 2015.
The Humanitarian Dashboard summarizes how many people have been reached with assistance from the start of the year until the end of the reporting period, as measured against targets set out in the 2014-15 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). This measure serves as a general barometer of progress. It includes people reached with any type of service without distinction to types of services provided or types of needs met. As a result, several clusters report having reached more people than originally targeted.
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report today, ‘Assessing the Impact of the Scale-up of DFID’s Support to Fragile States’.
The report seeks to continue to provide a comprehensive overview of all UAE foreign aid, whether developmental, humanitarian or charity, in both public and private realms. Within that, a detailed breakdown of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as more narrowly defined and recorded by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), allows for easier comparison with other international donor countries and organizations and encourages the UAE to intensify its efforts to be among the top echelon of donor countries world-wide.
In January, WFP is targeting one million beneficiaries through two protracted relief and recovery operations (PRRO).
In December, WFP provided a one month food basket to 500 families (3,500 people) in Al Bayda, displaced by localised conflict .
In December 2014, the Yemen ERF allocated US$ 3,325,743 to 12 new projects in response to the highest priority underfunded projects of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). Furthermore, seven projects worth US$ 2.5 million are being processed, in will be disbursed by mid-January 2015. With these additional projects, the total allocation made by the ERF under the second call for proposals will reach US$ 5.8 million. At year end, the Humanitarian Coordinator approved ERF funding for a total of 61 projects worth US$19 million in 2014.
Intermittent clashes resumed in Al Bayda in December. No major new displacements were reported.
Protection threats remain a grave concern in Al Bayda.
In December, 15 school girls were killed in an attack, and 10 schools were occupied by militants (since vacated).
The number of acutely malnourished children in Yemen fell 1 per cent in 2014. The drop is attributed mainly to aid programmes.
Absolute humanitarian funding declined 15 per cent in 2014.
Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.
Project code: OSRO/YEM/302/USA
Donor: United States of America
Contribution: USD 500 000
Target areas: Yemen
Objective: To ensure that affected populations receive appropriate and sufficient food security solutions in times of emergency.
Key partners: World Food Programme.
Beneficiaries reached: 46 members of the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC), including United Nations agencies, national and international Non-governmental Organizations and community-based organizations.
Government commits €3 million in funding for humanitarian emergencies in Chad, Central African Republic and Yemen
The Government is to provide €3.2 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to communities affected by conflict and drought in the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad and Yemen, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, have announced.
SANA’A – The German government has donated €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to support nutrition, protective safety nets and girls’ education.
From the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the contribution will be channelled through the German development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has experienced unprecedented change since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010. The region is now encountering a series of conflicts and crises with humanitarian challenges which require immediate support. The war in Syria has killed over 191,000 people, with many more injured, 3.2 million displaced to neighbouring countries and an additional 10.8 million in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria.
- In December, WFP is targeting 1.86 million beneficiaries: 1,815,800 under protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) 200636 and 44,600 under PRRO 200305.
- Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and is the 8th most food-insecure country in the world.
According to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, 14.7 million people, more than half of the Yemeni population, require humanitarian assistance in 2014. These needs remain largely unchanged from 2013.
By decision of Development Minister Sirpa Paatero on 17 December, in the last distribution of funds for humanitarian assistance, Finland has granted 13.5 million euros to long-lasting and underfunded crises. The support is awarded to Finn Church Aid and UN organizations. The decision brings Finland’s humanitarian assistance this year to 105.7 million euros. This is a record-high amount for Finland, which indicates the extent of the world’s crises.