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27 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Attack on UN aid workers in Puntland underscores the dangerous and difficult operating environment aid workers face in Somalia.

  • Onset of principal rainy season brings relief to dry conditions, but heightens the risk of flooding and disease outbreaks.

  • More money transfers organizations shut down further jeopardizing Somali remittance lifeline

FIGURES

-# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 731,000

-# of people in food security stress 2.3m

26 Apr 2015 description

Overview

With the launch of the OCHA Global Guidelines for Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) in February 2015, the Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) became the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund. Global Guidelines establish minimum standards for the management of pooled funds with an emphasis on accountability and control mechanisms. The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan or due to acute emergency needs.

26 Apr 2015 description

Overview

The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan or due to acute emergency needs. With the launch of the OCHA Global Guidelines for Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) in February 2015, the Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) became the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund. The Guidelines establish minimum standards for the management of pooled funds with an emphasis on accountability and control mechanisms.

24 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· The conflict in Yemen continues to take a toll on children and families. At least 115 children have been killed between 26 March and 20 April, 2015. These numbers are believed to be conservative, as the total number of children is likely to be higher.

24 Apr 2015 description
report Finnish Red Cross

Approximately 16 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. There is a constant danger of running out of food, water, and fuel.

The humanitarian situation in Yemen gets worse every day. There is a shortage of medicine, clean water, and fuel. There are fears food may also run out. Yemen is an impoverished country where approximately 16 million people were in need of help even before the conflict began. The fighting makes the situation of those already in a weak position even worse.

24 Apr 2015 description

Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Thursday 4/24/2015 - 02:17 GMT

by Jamal al-Jabiri

Saudi-led warplanes launched more deadly strikes in Yemen Thursday despite a demand by Iran-backed rebels for a complete halt to the raids as a condition for UN-sponsored peace talks.

The military coalition has declared an end to the first phase of its operations against the Huthi Shiite rebels and their allies, but vowed to keep hitting them with targeted bombings when necessary.

23 Apr 2015 description

Highlights
- In response to the escalating humanitarian crisis, WFP is planning, from May to July, to provide emergency food assistance to 2.5 million conflict- affected people throughout the country.
- WFP and its local partners are facing major challenges distributing food assistance given the intensity of fighting and ongoing airstrikes. The lack of fuel in country is also hampering the ability of WFP and its partners’ to respond. Without urgent replenishment of fuel stocks, WFP will soon be unable to provide emergency food assistance.

20 Apr 2015 description

In response to the appeal by the UN and its partners to the international community to urgently provide $274 million to respond to escalating humanitarian needs in Yemen, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz today ordered the donation of $274 million to the UN to support its humanitarian efforts in Yemen. "This contribution demonstrates the Kingdom's commitment to help the fraternal Yemeni people," said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.

20 Apr 2015 description

Key messages

  • The priority of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) in Djibouti is to provide life-saving assistance to refugees and to look for durable solutions to their plight.

  • Djibouti hosts more than 23 700 refugees, mainly from Somalia, who are in need of basic shelter, clean water, and protection services.

19 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • At least 149 refugee children* who fled from Yemen were registered by UNHCR and ONARS, the refugee government agency. The total number of registered refugees who fled from Yemen to Djibouti stands at 431. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition among under-5 is as high as 20.1 per cent.

19 Apr 2015 description

Overview

The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan or due to acute emergency needs. With the launch of the OCHA Global Guidelines for Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) in February 2015, the Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) became the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund. The Guidelines establish minimum standards for the management of pooled funds with an emphasis on accountability and control mechanisms.

18 Apr 2015 description

Highlights:

  • Heavy airstrikes in Sa’ada over the last several days have exacerbated humanitarian needs. Thousands of people have reportedly fled after airstrikes hit private homes, markets, public buildings and other sites. Communications infrastructure has also been affected, complicating efforts to verify reports.

  • Heavy fighting continues to be reported in residential areas of Aden. Electricity and water outages are intensifying.

18 Apr 2015 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saturday 4/18/2015 - 19:08 GMT

by Jamal al-Jabiri

Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bombing campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the United Nations for conflict-torn Yemen.

The UN says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their homes since the air war was launched on March 26.

17 Apr 2015 description

The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in cooperation with the local media, will launch on Saturday a donation-raising campaign for Yemeni people, it has announced on Wednesday. The five-day humanitarian effort is part of Kuwait’s solidarity with “brothers in Yemen who are experiencing hard conditions due to developments in the country,” Board Chairman Dr. Helal Al-Sayer said in a press statement. The move is “an urgent and immediate response to calls from brothers in Yemen” to meet their needs of foodstuff and medical supplies, he added.

17 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • During the reporting period, 119 deaths and 715 injuries were reported by health facilities. This brings the total number of health-facility reported deaths since 19 March to 767, and the number of health facility-reported injuries to 2906.

14 Apr 2015 description

WHO appeals for funding to address increasing health needs in Yemen

14 April 2015, Cairo, Egypt – The World Health Organization is seeking US$ 25.2 million to meet humanitarian health needs in Yemen for the coming 3 months.

13 Apr 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity was amongst the first international humanitarian organizations to distribute urgent food and medical aid in and around the Yemeni city of Aden over this past weekend. The distribution was made despite significant difficulties in reaching the needy and benefited thousands of affected people.

13 Apr 2015 description

‘We are deeply concerned about the dramatic developments in Yemen. The conflict is having a severe impact on the civilian population and there is an urgent need for emergency aid. Norway is therefore providing NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

11 Apr 2015 description

Canada supporting humanitarian efforts in Yemen to help those suffering from ongoing conflict

April 10, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional humanitarian assistance funding to help meet the immediate needs of millions of conflict-affected people in Yemen.