Yemen Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #11
On July 23, the U.N. released the updated Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP), a consolidated appeal that responds to humanitarian needs in Yemen. The revised YHRP requests $586 million in funding for the remainder of 2012—an increase of 31 percent from the original YHRP—and targets six million people. As of August 14, donors had provided more than $264 million to the updated YHRP. The U.S. Government (USG) is the largest contributor to the appeal, providing more than 34 percent of international contributions to date, according to the U.N. Financial Tracking Service.
Between mid-July and mid-August, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) provided nearly $9 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Yemen. The funding includes more than $7 million to support health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives; $1 million to support humanitarian coordination and information management; and $750,000 for protection activities, including mine-risk education.
To date in FY 2012, the USG has provided nearly $116.7 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen, including more than $29 million from USAID/OFDA, nearly $67.9 million from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), and approximately $19.7 million from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (State/PRM). USG humanitarian assistance addresses the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and other vulnerable individuals throughout the country.