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Yemen: Emergency Response Fund - September 2014

The ERF allocated US$7,077,766 to 20 new projects during August and September 2014. Ten of the projects were towards high priority under-funded priorities of the 2014 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). The other ten funded projects responded to urgent lifesaving needs due to conflict in Amran and Al Jawf Governorates, representing 54% of the ERF funds allocation made during the period.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review: Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (September 2014)

SUMMARY

The Humanitarian Dashboard measures progress against top-level humanitarian objectives, as defined in the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). It briefly summarizes changes in major humanitarian needs, response and other key indicators. As of 31 August, more than 3.4 million people had been assisted, out of the 7.6 million vulnerable people targeted in the YHRP. In August, the key humanitarian response revolved around providing assistance to conflict-affected people in Amran, where conflict subsided and most IDPs returned home.

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Yemen: Humanitarian crisis overview (as of 9 Oct 2014) [EN/AR]

Yemen faces a large scale humanitarian emergency caused by years of under-development, poverty, lack of basic services and the absence of state authority and rule of law in many areas. At the same time, thousands of Yemeni families have had to flee their homes due to conflict this year alone. Sustainable solutions to these long-term problems require progress on political and economic reform. Meanwhile, immediate support is needed to reduce humanitarian suffering.

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Yemen Situation Report 16-30 September 2014 [EN/AR]

Highlights

  • In October, WFP is targeting 1,475,000 beneficiaries: 44,500 under Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200305 and 1,430,500 under PRRO 200636.

In numbers
- 25.8 million population
- 41% food insecure
- 19% severely food insecure 13% children under 5 wasted 41% children under 5 stunted

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Somalia - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The population of food-insecure Somalia increases to 1 million—a 20-percent increase since January 2014.

  • Insecurity continues to limit humanitarian access throughout the south-central region of Somalia.

  • 2014 Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) requests $933 million to meet humanitarian needs among 3.1 million people.

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General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.

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Yemen: Clashes in Al Jawf and Sana’a Situation Report No. 1 (as of 21 September 2014 at 16.00)

No verified estimates of humanitarian needs are available yet. Humanitarian partners are currently not able to reach affected areas due to road closures and ongoing violence.

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WHO and Health Sector: Mid‐year funding status for 2014 Strategic Response Plans and other appeals, August 2014 

WHO African Region
Thirteen of the 25 strategic response plans and consolidated appeals come from countries in the African region. Six of these 13 appeals have not yet received funding in 2014. 

WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
There are nine appeals from countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in 2014. Six of the appeals in this region have a funding gap over 65%.

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U.S.A. Makes New Contribution To WFP’s Life-Saving Work Fighting Hunger In Yemen

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous US$40 million contribution from the US government to provide food assistance for 2.8 million of the poorest Yemenis over the next few months.

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Emergency Response Fund Yemen: Annual Report 2013

Executive summary

The humanitarian situation in Yemen remained dire throughout 2013. Of a population of 24 million, more than half were in need of humanitarian assistance across the sectors of water and sanitation, food security, nutrition, health, shelter and education.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (28 August 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.74 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 692 million, followed by Palestine with US$ 271 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 40.1% funded with a 59.9% shortfall. Iraq SRP was over funded by 81.2%.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.02 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.41 billion (40%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 3.61 billion (60%).

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (August 2014)

SUMMARY

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ECHO Factsheet Yemen (August 2014)

Key Messages

  • Humanitarian actors in Yemen need to maintain their focus on emergency, life-saving aid, as well as continuing to advocate for coordinated funding, assessments and activities.

  • Stronger coordination among humanitarian partners and effective actions are needed to cover the nutritional needs and reduce the high levels of acute malnutrition, in particular among children under the age of five and vulnerable pregnant and lactating women.

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How Humanitarian Aid is Making a Difference [EN/AR]

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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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More than 14 mln Yemenis need urgent aid -- EC

SANAA, Aug 20 (KUNA) -- The European Commission sounded the alarm on Wednesday that up to 14.5 million Yemenis are in need for urgent humanitarian aid.

The EC, in a statement, circulated here, said it had earmarked euro 33 million worth of aid for the Yemeni Government to secure food for those in need.

Securing food is a major challenge facing some 10.5 million Yemenis and number of children suffering from acute malnourishment jumped to 1.6 million this year, it warned.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of July 2014)

SUMMARY

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Yemen: Emergency Response Fund - July 2014

In July 2014, the Yemen ERF launched a ‘call for proposals’ to provide strategic funding to the highest-priority, underfunded projects in the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. Eleven projects with a combined budget of US$3.5 million have been identified under the call for proposals. The funds will be disbursed in August. In July the ERF funded one emergency response project in Al Dhale’e, to build community-based protection networks and conduct awareness campaigns on child protection and gender-based violence for 550 displaced families and 14,000 families from host communities.

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