Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
· On September 6, U.S. Ambassador Gerald M. Feierstein declared a disaster due to floods that began in mid-August and had affected more than 50,000 people in nine governorates across Yemen by late September. In response, USAID/OFDA provided $50,000 to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to deliver emergency relief supplies, provide shelter assistance, and support water and sanitation services for families affected by the flooding in Abyan and Shabwah governorates.
· More than 95 percent of people displaced from Abyan Governorate by fighting in 2011 and 2012 had returned home by September 2013, according to the U.N. The number of registered IDPs in southern Yemen has fallen from more than 200,000 people in mid-2012, immediately following the Abyan conflict, to less than 5,500 people as of July 2013.
· In FY 2013, the USG provided more than $130 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen, including emergency food aid and life-saving economic recovery, food security, health, livelihoods, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions. USG humanitarian assistance in Yemen benefits IDPs, refugees, formerly displaced people returning home, and other vulnerable populations.