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25 May 2016 description

TA'EZ, 24th May 2016 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority has provided a new batch of medical supplies to Al Thawra Hospital in the Yemeni province of Ta'ez.

The medical supply, which included medicines and surgical instruments, were handed over today to the hospital in the presence of Ta'ez Governor Ali Al Ma'amary, hospital officials and ERC representatives.

Al Thawra hospital plays a key role in tending to the increasing number of wounded people in the province.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) requires new contributions urgently to avert possible pipeline breaks. WFP has prioritized general distributions and nutrition interventions for the refugees, to stretch available food stocks.

  • For the school feeding programme under the development operation, new contributions are required soon for WFP to deliver food before the beginning of the new school year, which starts in September.

19 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNVIM officially launches, begins inspecting and clearing commercial shipments to Yemeni ports

  • WFP distributes food to Al Jawf and Ad Dali’ governorates, previously unreachable due to insecurity

  • UN highlights deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Yemen, appeals for additional resources

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 32,162 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015, at the early onset of the crisis
  • 5,778 Yemenis registered in Somalia since 27 March 2015 (including Somalis with dual Yemeni-Somali citizenship)
  • 20,142 Arrivals registered at Reception Centres in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu since 27 March 2015
  • 52% Registered arrivals expressing intention to return to Mogadishu
  • 9,957 Somali returnees provided with onward transportation assistance since 27 March 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

12 May 2016 description

In Numbers

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

14.4 million food insecure of which 7.6 million severely food insecure (2016 HNO)

2.8 million internally displaced (HCT Task Force on Population Movement, 8th Report,
April 2016)

92,500 refugee and migrant arrivals in Yemen from the Horn of Africa, Oman and Saudi Arabia in 2015 (UNHCR)

Highlights

10 May 2016 description

ABU DHABI, 8th May 2016 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates has begun sending aid material to Al Mukalla City in Yemen. This is part of the efforts of the Arab coalition for supporting legitimacy in Yemen to extend humanitarian assistance to the people of Hadramaut, which was recently liberated from the control of the terrorist outfit Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

09 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cessation of Hostilities declared

  • 24 people killed, 49,000 affected by flash flooding in seven governorates

  • $34 m available through the Humanitarian Pooled Fund

Total population 26 m

# of people who need assistance 21.2 m

# of food insecure people 14.4 m # of people displaced 2.8m

# of children at risk of malnutrition 1.8 m # of deaths (WHO) 6,444

# of injuries (WHO) 31,091

Source: HRP and HNO-WHO

FUNDING

09 May 2016 description

ABYAN, 7th May, 2016 (WAM) -- Yemeni citizens in Abyan and Al-Houta provinces in the Lahij Governorate, have extended thanks and appreciation to the UAE's leadership, government and people for their continuous support to Yemen, especially the continued humanitarian and relief aid provided by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).

Earlier, the ERC launched a campaign to distribute 10,500 food baskets to the Yemeni citizens in these areas to alleviate their humanitarian suffering.

08 May 2016 description

Aden, Yemen | AFP | Sunday 5/8/2016 - 17:55 GMT |

An aircraft carrying medical aid from the United Arab Emirates landed on Sunday in Yemen's southeastern city of Mukalla which was retaken from Al-Qaeda on April 24.

"The plane chartered by the Emirates Red Crescent is the first to land at Mukalla airport since it closed more than a year ago after Al-Qaeda entered the city," airport director Anis Abdel Kader told AFP.

08 May 2016 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRP) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and received $1.12 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with $428.4 million, followed by Yemen, Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territory. In total, MENA HRPs are 16% funded.

  2. The SYRIA REGIONAL REFUGEE AND RESILIENCE PLAN (3RP) requested US$4.55 billion. The total amount received is $1.06 billion (23%), which leaves a total shortfall of $3.5 billion (77%).

05 May 2016 description
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• In April, a nationwide cessation of hostilities began and a new round of peace talks started with high hopes for further steps towards the long-waited peace in Yemen. UNICEF and partners welcome the agreement and expanded the humanitarian response in previously active conflict areas namely; Taiz, Sa’ada, Al Jawf, Marib and Al Bayda including education assessment in Taiz and Sa’ada.

05 May 2016 description

Collective Centres & Spontaneous settlements: A last resort for displaced families