- In November, WFP is targeting 3,872,600 beneficiaries: 44,600 under Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200305 and 3,828,000 under PRRO 200636.
Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and is the 8th most food-insecure country in the world.
According to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, 14.7 million people, more than half of the Yemeni population, require humanitarian assistance in 2014. These needs remain largely unchanged from 2013.
UNDP is at the forefront of the post-crisis agenda in Yemen, coordinating the efforts of the international community, from elections, national dialogue and human rights to transitional justice, rule of law and early crisis recovery, including assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Published on 20 November 2014 in Report
Bassam Al-Khameri (author), Bassam Al-Khameri (photographer)
About once every two weeks, Yusof Ali Al-Sayed, a resident living on Al-Dairy Street in the capital, receives water from the government. The supply only lasts him, his wife, and their eight children five to seven days.
Sidr honey – a precious commodity in Yemen – is considered the most expensive honey in the world. Produced by artisanal beekeepers in eastern and southern governorates of the country, it is not only what they live for, but also the chief source of income for thousands of people.
“In 2014, hundreds of families were displaced as a result of the conflict and violence in different parts of southern Yemen. These were families of beekeepers and making honey is all they knew. They have lost everything,” said Jado Batila, economic security project coordinator for the ICRC in Yemen.
23 November 2014 - A national measles/rubella vaccination campaign implemented in Yemen from 9 to 20 November 2014, during which around 11 161 314 children from 9 months to 15 years were vaccinated with measles/rubella vaccine with a coverage of 98%. In spite of the political unrest and security turmoil in many areas, the vaccination teams were able to reach everywhere through agreement arranged beforehand and cooperation with local community and community leaders.
IOM has completed a one-week training on water quality control, and operation and management of water pumping equipment for 250 technicians representing one hundred Water Management Committees formed under IOM’s direction across Yemen’s Abyan Governorate.
Armed conflict in Abyan between government forces and militants linked to Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has resulted in the widespread damage of water infrastructure and networks.
Increased conflict and high fuel prices driving Crisis-level food insecurity
Conflict and rising levels of insecurity continue to disrupt markets and livelihoods in many parts of the country. Conflict may disrupt agricultural production in some areas during the second season harvest between October and January 2015, especially in Ibb, Al Bayda, Sana’a, Marib, and Al Hudaydah Governorates.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:51 GMT
Author: Chris Arsenault
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half the children in Yemen are suffering from malnutrition, the agriculture minister has said, as insurgencies, water scarcity and climate change exacerbate sectarian strife in the Arabian Peninsula's poorest state.
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SANAA, 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - Yemen's security crisis is leading to a rapid expansion in the people smuggling trade, with thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa desperate to use the country as a gateway to Saudi Arabia.
On 21 September, Houthi rebels - a Zaydi Shiite Muslim group based in the north of the country - seized control of the capital Sana'a after a battle with the army and Sunni Islamists.
MSF trains healthcare providers in several hospitals in Sanaa alongside targeted community groups and HIV associations
According to local Government sources, clashes over the last few weeks in Al Bayda Governorate displaced roughly 2,000 families (14,000 people), of whom about 1,000 families (7,000 people) remain displaced. People reportedly fled seven villages in Wald Rabi', Al Quraishyah and Rada' Districts, mainly seeking safety in caves or neighbouring villages. Affected people primarily need food and essential items, including winter supplies and water filters. Humanitarian partners believe they can cover these needs from existing stocks and do not anticipate additional funding requirements.
Civilians, Hospitals Attacked; Schools Occupied
(Sanaa) – The Houthi armed group and the Yemeni armed forces’ Sixth Regional Command appear to have committed violations of the laws of war during fighting in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, from September 17-21, 2014. The government should investigate alleged violations by both sides and appropriately punish those responsible.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Date: 18 November 2014
Subjects: (1) Israel / Occupied Palestinian Territory (2) Yemen
(1) Israel / Occupied Palestinian Territory
Key focus: Birth Registration
42,000 students from 85 schools in Aden (grades 1-3) received School Hygiene Kits as part of the global hand washing day celebrations.
14,297 children in Mareb and Sana’a have received new school furniture following rehabilitation of their schools through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) programme.
WASHINGTON, DC -- A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Yemen and the Yemeni private sector was signed today in Washington DC to foster an enabling environment for business creation and youth employment.
“This is exciting news,” John D. Sullivan, Executive Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) remarked. “This is a first of its kind partnership between the Yemeni government and private sector to establish a working framework that will support the critical transition process in Yemen.”
Over 40 percent of the population are food-insecure
Nearly half of the rural population and over one-quarter of the urban population are food-insecure
Food insecurity is reduced between 2011 and 2014
Food insecurity is greater in women-headed households
More than one in 10 children is acutely malnourished
Prevalence of global stunting fell between 2011 and 2014, but still remains at critical level
Conflict has exacerbated humanitarian needs in Amran, Al Jawf, Marib and Sana’a Governorates in the reporting period.
The ERF funded 21 projects worth US$ 7.1 million, of which US$3.2 million was allocated to ten projects through a call for proposal in July. The fund has allocated a total of $14.4 million to 44 projects between 1 January and 30 September 2014.
The fund has received contributions amounting to US$14.9 million from Denmark, the United Kingdom/DFID, the Republic of Korea and Netherlands.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 25 000 000
Yemen ranks as the poorest country in the Middle East and in the North Africa region and is one of the poorest countries in the world (154th out of 187 countries in line with the UNDP Human Development Index1 ). According to the 2013 Global Hunger Index the country is the 7 th most food insecure in the world (72nd out of 78 countries).