- OCHA Yemen Flash Update: Escalating conflict, 28 Mar 2015
- ACAPS Briefing Note: Yemen: Escalation of Conflict, 27 Mar 2015
- Statement of the Yemen Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Johannes van Der Klaauw
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Response Plan 2014-2015 Revision (February 2015)
- Yemen ERF
Tehran, March 23, IRNA – Iran's Red Crescent Society has sent a planeload of humanitarian aid and medicine to Yemen.
The 13-ton package of Iranian humanitarian aid is intended to help those recently been targetted by terrorist attacks in Yemen.
On its departure from Yemen, the Iranian aircraft is to transfer a number of wounded Yemenis to Tehran to receive medical treatment at the Iranian hospitals.
As of March 2015, country-level Food Security Clusters/Sectors are on average only 20% funded 20% while coordination remains critical.
Press Release 83/2015 16 March 2015
WFP Yemen needs to urgently mobilize resources for the safety nets. Unless new contributions are ensured, serious pipeline breaks will start to affect this activity in July.
In January, WFP reached 759,440 beneficiaries including conflict-affected populations, malnourished children and nursing mothers, refugees and stranded migrants.
Qatar Charity Yemen, has implemented a medical camp for the benefit of 4,500 eye patients, at a cost of QAR 135,000 (USD 37,000). In coordination with the Yemeni Ministry of Health, the camp was held at Al-Moneera Hospital in the province of Hodeidah in late February 2015. Ophthalmologists from Yemen and Pakistan ran the camp and the necessary equipment which were not available locally was brought in for use.
675,605 Refugees (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR
623,691 Syrian refugees registered by UNHCR
51,914 Refugees (Iraqi, Somali, Sudanese, Yemeni) registered by UNHCR
83,848 Syrian Refugees in Zaatari Camp
13,903 Syrian Refugees in Azraq Camp
5,111 Syrian Refugees in EmiratiJordanian Camp
SECOND WINTER STORM HITS JORDAN
Vienna, Austria, March 11, 2015. Over 30 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 150th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).
Public sector approvals amounting to US$201m will support the following projects:
Natural hazards, such as earthquakes, droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather, affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA)1. In addition, rapid urban growth and environmental degradation in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas. Protracted conflict and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters.
Political instability in Yemen has had little impact on aid efforts. Partners are able to implement programmes where needed, provided adequate resources are available.
The impact of recent political instability on humanitarian needs remains limited. Highest-need areas are mainly outside conflict zones.
The first voluntary assisted returns from Al Mazraq IDP camps to Sa’ada are scheduled to begin mid-March. Early recovery support has helped smooth returns in Abyan.
1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.1 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 1.08 billion, followed by Iraq with US$ 851.6 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 32.9% funded with a 67.1% shortfall.
2 The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 6.79 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.18 billion (17.3%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 5.62 billion (82.7%).
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 .