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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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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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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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Monthly Newsletter of the UAE Foreign Aid Sector: Issue 41, August 2014

The United Arab Emirates offers AED 150 million for the reconstruction of Gaza

The UAE Red Crescent Authority has signed a cooperation agreement with UNRWA on the reconstruction of GAZA strip at an overall cost of AED 150 million (nearly US$ 41 million). The project includes the reconstruction of houses and health, education and service institutions which were damaged during the latest events (Etihad, 22 July 2014).

The UAE supports the Palestinian refugees in Syria with AED 55 million in cooperation with UNRWA

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Yemen: Amran conflict Situation Report No. 8 (as of 4 August 2014)[EN/AR]

Highlights

  • Conditions in Amran Governorate and neighbouring areas remain calm, and humanitarian partners are re-establishing operations there. To date, partners have distributed one-time assistance – mainly food and hygiene kits – to about 5,000 families who were displaced by recent conflict.

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OCHA Country Based Pooled Funds 2013

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U.S. Contributes $30 million to Yemen's Social Welfare Fund

In support of President Hadi and the Yemeni government’s efforts to better meet the aspirations of all Yemenis and set their country on the path to stability and prosperity through economic reform and development, the United States is pleased to announce the approval of a $30 million contribution to Yemen’s Social Welfare Fund. This assistance underscores the United States’ commitment to a comprehensive partnership with Yemen to support meaningful reform through the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative process and address mutual security challenges.

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Emergency Response Fund – Yemen, Quarterly Update- April to June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

The humanitarian situation in Yemen remained dire, with an increase in the number of people displaced due to conflict in the north and the south.

The ERF funded 9 projects worth US$ 3.2 million and leveraged $1.2 million in contribution from implementing partners, including co-funding contribution of $578,266 from Qatar Charity for a nutrition project.

The ERF initiated a call for proposals worth $3.6 million in June 2014.

The ERF has allocated a total of $7.3m to 23 projects between 1 January and 30 June 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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U.S. Support for Yemen

Fact Sheet
Washington, DC
July 30, 2014

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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

Report
Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Yemen: Emergency Response Fund - June 2014

In June 2014, the Yemen ERF allocated US$ 2,669,555 to eight new projects. These projects aim to address needs of school children, IDPs, returnees, and host communities, with emergency shelter and non-food items, health, water and sanitation, education, and protection services. The projects targeted people affected by recent conflicts in the governorates of Sa’ada, Hajjah, Abyan, and Al Dhale’e. A total of 23 projects worth US$ 7,277,894 have been approved for funding by the ERF from January to June 2014.

June Update

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EU Provides Life-Saving Support To Internally Displaced In Yemen

ANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its gratitude to the European Union (EU) for its latest donation of €6 million (US$8 million), which will be used to provide food assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees, as well as supporting WFP’s efforts to combat malnutrition.

The contribution came from the European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), which was the fourth largest donor to WFP Yemen in 2013, when it provided some US$10 million in funding.

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Yemen: Amran conflict Situation Report No. 7 (as of 23 July 2014) [EN/AR]

A measles outbreak has been reported in Arhab District (Sana’a Governorate), adjacent to Amran. Humanitarian partners are meeting this week to discuss response and containment strategies.

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USAID announces new resources to prevent child, early, and forced marriage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of June 2014)

SUMMARY

The Humanitarian Dashboard measures progress against top-level targets and briefly summarizes major needs and response during the month. In Yemen, partners estimate that 14.7 million people – over half the population – need some form of humanitarian aid in 2014.This year’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) seeks US$592 million to assist 7.6 million of the most vulnerable.Cluster Coordinators are available to provide details on cluster activities.

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Netherlands grants Yemen $4.9 million in aid

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Yemen Times

Published on 17 July 2014 in News

Ali Saeed (author)

SANA’A, July 16—The Netherlands agreed on Monday to grant Yemen $4.9 million to finance a project aimed at managing water resources in the Sana’a Basin, according to the state-run Saba News Agency.

Part of the project will entail a study of Sana’a’s water reserves. This will include an effort to determine groundwater replenishment rates, water consumption levels, and water usage for irrigation, according to Ali Al-Suraimi, head of the National Water Resources Authority.