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20 Oct 2016 description

Key Achievements toward Strategic Objectives

The Somalia Humanitarian Country Team set three strategic objectives for the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan. These are:

19 Oct 2016 description

SOCOTRA, 19th October, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, has sent its 31st aid plane, with two tonnes of medications on board, to the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital on Socotra Island, along with one tonne of mixed content stationery to be distributed to students.

The aid shipments are in implementation of directives from President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

18 Oct 2016 description


  • New pledges totaling more than $116 million have been committed by donors to the Yemen operation.

  • UNICEF supports 600,000 children to take final year school exams.

  • Child marriage increases as result of the economic crisis.

  • Humanitarian assistance delivered to 4.6 m people.

  • 700,000 people assisted in Al Hudaydah hub since January 2016

Total population 26 m

# of people targeted by assistance 12.6 m

17 Oct 2016 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context

Revised Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP): The YHRP was revised down from 1.8B $ to 1.63B $ to reach 12.6M people with lifesaving assistance. The revised YHRP figures represent a 7% decrease in the number of people targeted and 9.3% decrease in financial requirements.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, 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.

12 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 29 September 2016 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea addressed to the President of the Security Council

11 Oct 2016 description


  • Nearly 20 percent of all health facilities in Yemen are nonfunctional, according to WHO
  • International media report more than 330 deaths in Yemen since suspension of UN-led peace talks on August 6
  • An estimated 7–10 million people in Yemen experience challenges meeting basic food needs


09 Oct 2016 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Sunday 10/9/2016 - 22:14 GMT

Iran on Sunday requested help from the United Nations to send a plane to Yemen to evacuate the wounded from a deadly air strike on a funeral ceremony.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed "shock and indignation" over the air strikes that killed more than 140 mourners and injured over 525 on Saturday.

06 Oct 2016 description

Al Mukalla, Oct. 6 (BNA): The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) today distributed various items used by students in Al Mukalla, which coincides with the beginning of the new school year 2016-2017.

The gesture is part of the ERC's efforts to provide infrastructure for educational projects, according to UAE News Agency (WAM).

The project is also part of an intensive effort that includes the distribution of a variety of items such as wall charts, tables and desks to a number of students in various schools in Hadramaut coast.

05 Oct 2016 description
report GAVI Alliance

Investment will help Vaccine Alliance partners save children’s lives through immunisation in Yemen

Riyadh, 5 October 2016 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has agreed to contribute US$ 25 million to support childhood immunisation programs through Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The multi-year pledge from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will contribute towards efforts to immunise children and support health system strengthening in Yemen.

30 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA, 30th September 2016 (WAM) - The United Arab Emirates has pledged to continue to provide humanitarian assistance for Yemen, to the tune of US$1.2 billion, Abdullah Fadhil Al Nuaimi, from the UAE's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, said today.

26 Sep 2016 description

NEW YORK – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide vital food assistance to more than 100,000 people monthly for four months in Yemen.

Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, and WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin signed an agreement on Thursday on the side lines of UN General Assembly meetings in New York.

26 Sep 2016 description


2: Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6: Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93: Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

US $ 51 million: Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees

Population of concern

A total of 724,256 individuals