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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)

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.

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Amran, Yemen July 2014

Key messages

  • There have been no new donor pledges for the response to the needs of people displaced by fighting in Amran, since the recent upsurge in violence.

  • US$1.35m from the US$21.2 million Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) has already been approved for national organizations supporting IDPs and host communities in Amran in response to previous violence and displacement in April 2014. OCHA confirms that the ERF is on stand-by to replenish these resources in response to the current crisis if needed.

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Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

Accounts

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ECHO supports UNICEF to reach 70,000 severely malnourished children in Yemen

As the Government and UNICEF scale up efforts to address child malnutrition

SANA’A/BRUSSELS, 10 July 2014 – Almost 70,000 severely malnourished children in Yemen under the age of five will receive assistance over the next year with support from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).

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Yemen - 2014 YHRP Funding (as of 13 Jul 2014))

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Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 28 | 6 June – 9 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing conflict in Amran has displaced thousands of families in recent weeks.

  • Several districts in the south are inaccessible to humanitarian workers due to insecurity.

  • About 43 per cent of children under age 5 are underweight, with 19 per cent severely underweight.

  • Maternal mortality in Yemen has dropped by 60 per cent since 2003.

  • 59 migrants from the Horn of Africa were rescued from human traffickers in June.

FIGURES

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (30 June 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.216 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 593 million, followed by Afghanistan with US$ 241 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 30.6% funded with a 69.4% shortfall.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.5 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.9 billion (30%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.6 billion (70%).

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Hajjah WASH activities receive Dutch contribution for scale-up

Sana'a, a cost sharing agreement was signed between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNDP represented by Mr. Jeroen Verheul, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands, and Mr. Paolo Lembo, UNDP Resident Representative for an amount of 500,000 euros dedicated to Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH).

During the ceremony, youth beneficiaries from Arhab conflict-affected areas showcased their successful WASH businesses resulting from the pilot (2012-2013) implemented by UNDP and ZOA/the Netherlands.

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Ending Child Marriage: Canada Speaks Up for Rights of Girls Worldwide

July 4, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that Canada is contributing $20 million over two years to UNICEF toward ending child, early and forced marriage.

“Today’s announcement is the latest step in Canada’s campaign to end child, early and forced marriage”, said Baird. “This troubling practice is a violation of human rights and also hinders economic development. When girls can’t reach their full potential, everyone suffers—girls, their communities and their countries.”

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Yemen - 2014 YHRP Funding (as of 02 Jul 2014)

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Yemen Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #4 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in Abyan, Amran, and Shabwah governorates has triggered displacement and increased needs in affected areas.

  • More than half a million Yemeni migrant workers have returned from Saudi Arabia since April 2013.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has provided an additional $11.7 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Yemen - 2014 YHRP Funding (as of 01 Jul 2014)

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United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.

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Yemen Situation Report 01-15 June 2014 [EN/AR]

Highlights

 In June, WFP plans to reach over three million beneficiaries throughout Yemen.

 The fuel crisis and insecurity are slowing WFP operations but not affecting its overall ability to function.

Situation Update

 Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and is the 7th most food-insecure country in the world. According to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, 14.7 million people, more than half of the Yemeni population, require humanitarian assistance in 2014. These needs remain largely unchanged from 2013.

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Yemenis ‘weaving together tapestry of new country’ UN envoy tells Security Council

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UN News Service

20 June 2014 – The political transition in Yemen is moving forward, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today, but he warned that the presence of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula remains “a very real and lethal threat” requiring more concerted and sustained international assistance.

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Yemen: Emergency Response Fund - May 2014

In May 2014, the Yemen ERF received nine applications for ERF funded projects worth US$2.3 million. These projects aim to address needs of IDPs, returnees, school children, and host communities, with emergency shelter and non-food items, health, water and sanitation, education, and protection. The projects will be implemented in areas affected by recent conflict in the governorates of Sa’ada, Hajjah, Abyan, Al Dhale’e, Aden and Amran

May Update

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