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19 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank

US$450 Million in IDA grants to fund the critical health and nutrition needs and expand support for key social service institutions

18 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

  • As of 11 January 2017, 15,658 suspected cholera cases have been reported in 156 districts.

  • A total of 180 out of 841 cases have tested positive for Vibrio Cholera, serotype Ogawa.

  • Overall, the epidemic curve shows a declining trend from week 51 onwards, while the attack rate remains high in some high risk districts.

  • Health response is underway through 26 Diarrhea Treatment Centres (DTC) in 24 districts; while WASH partners are undertaking response in 29 districts.

17 Jan 2017 description

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
USAID Press Office
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: Press@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAID

Today the United States announced more than $76 million in new humanitarian assistance to respond to the urgent needs of the Yemeni people throughout the country, bringing the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Yemen to nearly $404 million since 2015.

11 Jan 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016.

Funding level

RRP requirements: $94,130,731

Funding received: $34,817,523

% funded: 37%

11 Jan 2017 description

172.2 M required for 2016
79.5 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
92.7 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

09 Jan 2017 description
infographic Government of Ireland

At the beginning of 2017, approximately 65 million people worldwide are displaced from their homes and 130 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of ongoing violence, conflict and natural disaster.

Ireland is responding to these people’s urgent needs through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.

09 Jan 2017 description

Partnership to directly assist 150 000 people and strengthen early warning information

9 January 2017, Rome/Sanaa - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger.

EU funds will be used to provide a better understanding of the magnitude of the current situation and avert a deepening crisis, while providing immediate agricultural support to more than 150 000 people to help them rapidly improve food production and nutrition.

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO reports more than 12,700 suspected cholera cases and nearly 100 cholera-associated deaths

  • Wheat imports increased in November; however, the ongoing deterioration of economic conditions threatens to impede imports in the coming months

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Jan 2017 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $4 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 56 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.

03 Jan 2017 description

Minister Flanagan warns Yemen is at risk of becoming a failed state

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today announced that Ireland will provide a further €2 million in humanitarian funding to meet urgent needs in Yemen resulting from a civil war that has intensified since March 2015.

Announcing the additional funding today, Minister Flanagan:

01 Jan 2017 description

In view of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Switzerland is reaffirming its commitment to help the destitute civilian population by making an additional CHF 3 million available to the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) over the next 12 months. The money will be used to fund water, hygiene and nutrition projects.

28 Dec 2016 description

OVERVIEW

  • Natural hazards, such as droughts, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, and extreme winter weather affect a range of countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Protracted conflicts and limited governmental disaster management capacity in many EMCA countries compound the risks associated with natural disasters. Furthermore, environmental degradation and rapid urban growth in some countries have led to overcrowding and settlement in hazard-prone areas.

28 Dec 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of million of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

27 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The Yemen Humanitarian Country Team has launched the Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2017, estimating that 18.8 million people – some 70 per cent of the population - are in need for humanitarian assistance, including 10.3 million people with acute needs. As a consequence of the crisis, 14.8 million people will need health assistance in 2017 and 4.5 million will need nutrition services, a significant increase in comparison to 2016.

23 Dec 2016 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Yemen has raised £13 million since it was launched 10 days ago, with the total continuing to rise.

Two years of conflict have pushed Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, to breaking point. Half of the population – 14 million people – is going hungry and needs help before it’s too late. A child is dying every ten minutes because of preventable diseases and child malnutrition is at an all-time high.

16 Dec 2016 description

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Yemen has raised a total of £8 million since it launched on Tuesday, with donations continuing to pour in.

Two years of conflict have pushed Yemen, already one of the world’s poorest countries, to the brink of catastrophe. Half of the population – 14 million people – is going hungry and needs help before it’s too late. A child is dying every ten minutes because of preventable diseases and child malnutrition is at an all-time high.

16 Dec 2016 description
report Comic Relief

More than 7 million people in Yemen do not know where their next meal will come from

Comic Relief has today (Friday 16th December 2016) announced that it will give £250,000 to support organisations working to help starving people in war-torn Yemen, including children at severe risk of malnutrition.