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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.

10 Oct 2014 description
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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.

09 Oct 2014 description
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  • 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

03 Oct 2014 description


  • 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.

26 Sep 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
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.

21 Sep 2014 description


  • On 18 September, clashes erupted in Sana’a between Al Houthi militants, Government forces and pro-Government armed groups, following weeks of Al Houthi protests in the city. Fighting continued as of 21 September, mainly in the northern half of the city. However, UN DSS reported shelling from Army positions in Faj Attan around noon on 21 September, indicating that conflict may be expanding south.

05 Sep 2014 description

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%.

02 Sep 2014 description

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.

02 Sep 2014 description

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.

01 Sep 2014 description
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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%).