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19 Dec 2014 description


The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has experienced unprecedented change since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010. The region is now encountering a series of conflicts and crises with humanitarian challenges which require immediate support. The war in Syria has killed over 191,000 people, with many more injured, 3.2 million displaced to neighbouring countries and an additional 10.8 million in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria.

18 Dec 2014 description


  • In December, WFP is targeting 1.86 million beneficiaries: 1,815,800 under protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) 200636 and 44,600 under PRRO 200305.

Situation Update

  • Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and is the 8th 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.

17 Dec 2014 description

By decision of Development Minister Sirpa Paatero on 17 December, in the last distribution of funds for humanitarian assistance, Finland has granted 13.5 million euros to long-lasting and underfunded crises. The support is awarded to Finn Church Aid and UN organizations. The decision brings Finland’s humanitarian assistance this year to 105.7 million euros. This is a record-high amount for Finland, which indicates the extent of the world’s crises.

08 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

8 décembre 2014 – L'ONU et ses partenaires humanitaires ont lancé lundi un appel de fonds de 16,4 milliards de dollars auprès des donateurs pour venir en aide à au moins 57,5 millions de personnes vulnérables à travers le monde l'an prochain.

« Plus de 80% des personnes que nous voulons aider se trouvent dans des pays affectés par des conflits où la brutalité et la violence ont un impact dévastateur sur leur vie », a déclaré la Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires, Valerie Amos.

08 Dec 2014 description
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(Geneva, 8 December 2014): Humanitarian organizations aim to help at least 57.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the world with assistance in 2015 and require US$16.4 billion to do so. “Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a devastating impact on their lives,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as she launched the 2015 global humanitarian appeal.

08 Dec 2014 description

The ERF allocated US$1,267,059 to five new projects during October and November 2014. The projects aim to respond to protection needs of displaced and conflict-affected children in Al Jawf, Marib and Amran Governorates. Two other projects will address food insecurity and improve access to health care services for vulnerable host communities in Al Dhale’e and Amran Governorates. The United Kingdom/DFID supported a second call for proposal with an additional estimated US$3.9 million. Twelve projects received under this call for proposal amount to a combined budget of US$4.4 million.

06 Dec 2014 description


  • The humanitarian community anticipates 15.9 million people in Yemen will require humanitarian assistance in 2015.

  • Approximately 10.6 million people in Yemen are food insecure, according to a recent survey.

  • Malnutrition rates are improving in some areas; however, more than one in 10 children remains acutely malnourished.


03 Dec 2014 description

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has given directives to provide Yemen with relief assistance worth $54 million. Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Saeed Al-Jaber disclosed during a meeting with Yemen's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Dr. Mohammed Al-Maytami in Sana'a today. The food assistance was designed to alleviate the suffering of some 45,000 Yemeni needy families.

18 Nov 2014 description


  • Conflict has exacerbated humanitarian needs in Amran, Al Jawf, Marib and Sana’a Governorates in the reporting period.

  • The ERF funded 21 projects worth US$ 7.1 million, of which US$3.2 million was allocated to ten projects through a call for proposal in July. The fund has allocated a total of $14.4 million to 44 projects between 1 January and 30 September 2014.

  • The fund has received contributions amounting to US$14.9 million from Denmark, the United Kingdom/DFID, the Republic of Korea and Netherlands.

14 Nov 2014 description
Yemen version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 25 000 000


Yemen ranks as the poorest country in the Middle East and in the North Africa region and is one of the poorest countries in the world (154th out of 187 countries in line with the UNDP Human Development Index1 ). According to the 2013 Global Hunger Index the country is the 7 th most food insecure in the world (72nd out of 78 countries).

10 Nov 2014 description


592 million (US$) Required

217.8 million (US$) Received (as of 1 July 2014)

Source: Financial Tracking Service (FTS)


Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives

Strategic Objective 1: Life-saving assistance

  • Food assistance to 3.1 million people

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene support to 582,000 people

  • Measles and polio vaccines for 4.8 million children

  • Malnutrition treatment for 217,000 children under five

26 Oct 2014 description

Press release 237/2014

In its autumn distribution of humanitarian aid, Finland has granted 15.7 million euros for the worst crisis sites. Many of these targets are seriously underfunded and have gone unnoticed because of other crises ongoing at the same time. Development Minister Sirpa Paatero made a decision on the matter on the international United Nations Day, 24 October.

25 Oct 2014 description


  • 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.

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.

21 Oct 2014 description

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.

17 Oct 2014 description

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.

14 Oct 2014 description


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.