Prolonged conflict is causing food insecurity to increase across Yemen. Besides reduced import levels of food and fuel, diminishing purchasing power is further putting lives at risk as those who most need food are unable to buy what they require for themselves and their families. The conflict has displaced people to areas where food insecurity is the highest and the lack of food has turned into their number one concern. Increased conflict will only make matters worse.
Two years after the escalation of conflict in March 2015, the humaniarian situation in Yemen has reached a milestone with millions of lives pushed to the brink of famine. The man-made disaster is causing one of the largest food and protection emergencies in the world. Today, over 18.8 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance and 7 million people face the threat of famine.
As of 13 April, only 14.4 per cent of $2.1 billion needed for life-saving assistance to 12 million people has been met.
The Governorate Dashboards present information on the humanitarian situation and action taking place per governorate and cluster in humanitarian hubs across the country, in response to the 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).
The suffering inflicted upon the people of Yemen by warring parties continues to escalate. Institutions are collapsing and the economy is in tatters. Social safety nets are depleted and the most vulnerable are bearing the brunt, including women and children.
From January to February 2017, national and international humanitarian partners have reached 3.5 million people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance across Yemen. This has been accomplished despite continued conflict and access constraints imposed by the parties to the conflict. Lack of funds has also limited the response in these first few months. The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has received 14.4 per cent funding against the 2.1 billion appeal to date.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate two years after the escalation of conflict in March 2015. Today 18.8 million Yemenis – over two-thirds of the population – need humanitarian assistance. More than 3 million people have been displaced within Yemen and 7.3 million people are in urgent need of food assistance. The conflict has brought Yemen to the brink of famine.
The conflict is having a devastating impact on the lives of Yemenis, affecting the economy, security and basic survival. Overall the food security situation has deteriorated drastically and acute malnutrition rates have peaked in the last years. Millions of Yemenis do not know where their next meal will come from. A severe protection crisis is underway in which civilians face serious risks to their safety, well-being and basic rights.
Intense conflict since March 2015 has created a vast humanitarian crisis in Yemen. An estimated 18.8 million people need some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who are in acute need. High levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, large scale displacement, and declining health and social services are impacting the lives of millions. Collapsing social protection safety nets and a faltering economy require immediate action to avert a greater humanitarian catastrophe.
The Governorate Dashboards present information on the humanitarian situation and action taking place per governorate and cluster in humanitarian hubs across the country, in response to the 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).
From January to December 2016, national and international humanitarian partners have reached 5.6 million people with some form of direct humanitarian assistance across Yemen's 22 governorates. This has been accomplished despite continued conflict and access constraints imposed by the parties to the conflict.
Lack of funds has also limited the response. The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan received 60 per cent funding against the 1.6 billion appeal to date.