- IOM Regional Response - Situation Report, 1 - 31 August 2016
- OCHA Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 15 | As of 31 August 2016
- Statement of the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on the Continued Violations of the Protection of Civilians [EN/AR], 29 Aug 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Revised 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (Aug 2016)
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
ERC O’Brien highlights depth of humanitarian crisis in Yemen at UN General Assembly event
GoUK, UN, and OIC announce an additional $100 million to support relief activities in Yemen
Violence escalates; NGO suspends operations due to increased insecurity
• Hostilities escalated dramatically across the country after the suspension of the UN-backed peace talks in Kuwait, claiming civilian lives and leaving heavily damaged civilian infrastructure. Airstrikes resumed in the north of the country and in the capital Sana’a, and ground fighting continued in Taiz, Marib, Al Jawf and Sana’a. Humanitarian access and operations were seriously affected.
Co-hosts statement issued on behalf of: The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, UK Secretary of State for International Development; Mr Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations; Ambassador Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
International Development Secretary announces additional support to the humanitarian crisis and pushes for new action on humanitarian efforts on the ground.
International Development Secretary Priti Patel co-hosted a high-level meeting on Yemen at the UN General Assembly (21 September) to secure urgent and concrete action on one of the worst and most forgotten humanitarian crises of our time.
New York, 21 September 2016
Secretary of State Priti Patel, fellow co-chair Ambassador Hesham Yousef, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the worst in the world. Over 12 million Yemenis are in desperate need of life-saving assistance; basic services and the economy are in near total collapse. Livelihoods have been destroyed, the price of basic goods has skyrocketed; imports of food, fuel and medicines are severely limited.
Today the European Commission announced at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, its intention to allocate a further €40 million of emergency humanitarian aid to provide life-saving assistance for people in need in Yemen.
The country has become one of the world's largest humanitarian crises after a year and a half of conflict with 82% of the Yemeni population in need of assistance.
First countries to receive funding from the Education Cannot Wait initiative announced at a meeting of its High Level Steering Group.
The first countries to receive funding from the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) initiative were announced today at a meeting of its High Level Steering Group, attended by International Development Secretary Priti Patel.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has recently provided urgently needed food for more than 22,000 displaced people in northern Yemen, thanks to support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). It is part of WFP’s efforts to reach vulnerable families in 19 out of Yemen’s 22 governorates, supported by contributions from ECHO.
To reach the people we serve and assist partners, our supply chain operates a complex network of sourcing, contracting, storing and transporting food, goods and services. Our planning, logistics and procurement capacity is core to our success.
1.5 million children suffer from life-threatening malnutrition.
Displaced population of concern increases by 7 per cent.
Violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses are condemned by the UN.
World Humanitarian Day highlights attacks on aid workers.
Snapshot on needs and assistance provided through the Ibb humanitarian hub .
Concerns about the protection of civilians increase as violence intensifies
Al-Mukalla, Sep. 8 (BNA): As part of its humanitarian initiative to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has delivered more relief to 466 deaf or visually-impaired students in Hadhramaut.
The ERC said 266 students from Al-Nour Centre for the Blind and 200 students from Al-Amal Association for the Deaf had received food packages in addition to covers and blankets. The gesture was aimed at helping families of those students to be more resilient so as to cope with difficult living conditions they were experiencing.
USG contributes an additional $189 million to support relief activities in Yemen
Sana’a International Airport remains closed to commercial flights
Food security worsens due to conflict-related disruptions to livelihoods
21.2 million (82 percent of population) in need of humanitarian assistance (2016 Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview)
14.1 million food insecure of which 7 million severely food insecure (June 2016 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis)
2.8 million internally displaced and returnees (HCT Task Force on Population Movement, 9th Report, May 2016)