This quarter, 2.6 million, 3.2 million and 3.4 million beneficiaries were assisted with emergency general food distribution in January, February and March respectively. The reach has greatly increased since last quarter.•For half of the beneficiaries, food assistance provided their main source of food.
Kuwait City, Kuwait, 26 June 2016
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
As-salam Alaikum. Ramadan Karim.
It’s a great pleasure to meet you together. This is the first time I have met you. I wanted to meet you last year in Geneva but somehow it did not work.
I appreciate that you have now been meeting together to resolve this crisis in a peaceful manner through a political dialogue.
The situation in Yemen is of profound concern. Not only to me and the United Nations, but also to you and all of your people, and all of the countries in the region.
DUBAI, June 26 (Reuters) - Saudi-led airstrikes killed at least seven people in Yemen on Sunday, residents said, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Kuwait to try and galvanise peace talks on the conflict.
Yemen is more than 15 months into a war involving a Saudi-led Arab coalition that intervened to prevent Iranian-allied Houthis from overthrowing the government.
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21.2 million (82 percent of population) in need of humanitarian assistance (2016 Yemen Humanitarian Needs Overview)
14.1 million food insecure (June 2016 Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis)
of which 7 million severely food insecure (June 2016 IPC)
2.8 million internally displaced and returnees (HCT Task Force on Population Movement, 9th Report, May 2016)
49,797 refugee and migrant arrivals in Yemen from the Horn of Africa in Jan-May 2016 (Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat/UNHCR)
Since conflict erupted in Yemen in March 2015, Yemenis, Somalis, national returnees and people of other nationalities have fled Yemen into the Horn of Africa, namely Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan.
In March 2015, conflict erupted in Yemen and thousands of refugees and migrants fled to neighbouring countries, including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. While the number of new arrivals from Yemen remain low in 2016, the ongoing humanitarian crisis inside the country remains dire. At the same time, large numbers of refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa make the journey into Yemen.
Kuwait City, Kuwait | AFP | Thursday 6/23/2016 - 10:50 GMT
The Yemeni government said Thursday that Shiite rebels must withdraw from all territory they have seized since 2014 and hand back control of state institutions ahead of any political settlement.
The statement from the government delegation to peace talks in Kuwait is a new blow to proposals put forward by UN mediators in an effort to close the gap between the warring parties.
What is protection mainstreaming?
Protection mainstreaming is the process of incorporating protection principles and promoting meaningful access, safety and dignity in humanitarian action. It is about “how” humanitarian action is performed. The following elements must be taken into account in all humanitarian action:
Prioritize safety & dignity, and avoid causing harm Identify the physical and psychological threats populations can face in accessing your services, and act to prevent, minimize, or mitigate their negative effects.
7721st Meeting* (AM)
The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen told the Security Council today that he would soon set out a proposal to advance the Yemeni peace talks, now entering their third month in Kuwait, as he called for concessions to be made against the backdrop of a potential humanitarian crisis.
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRELIEF) distributed today 1,249 food baskets in the Salah Directorate of Yemen's Taiz Governorate. The food baskets are part of the 100,000 baskets scheduled for distribution six directorates under Houth siege in Taiz Governorate.
The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (RELIEF) has been distributing 11,950 food baskets in the directorate of Muzaffar of Yemen's Taiz Governorate. The food baskets are part of the 100,000 baskets scheduled for distribution six directorates under Houth siege in Taiz Governorate.
Situation expected to deteriorate if fighting continues – over half of the population living in crisis
Joint FAO-WFP news release
21 June 2016, Rome/Sana'a - Vast swathes of Yemen - 19 out of 22 governorates - are facing severe food insecurity according to a new joint assessment by the UN and partners, which warns that the situation within affected areas is likely to deteriorate if conflict persists.
16 June 2016 – The top United Nations relief official for Yemen has reported that more than 13 million Yemenis are in need of immediate life-saving assistance as a result of a bleak humanitarian situation in the country that continues to worsen.
“The humanitarian situation in Yemen is among the world’s worst crises. The scale and intensity of the humanitarian situation here is bleak – and by many measures it’s continuing to get worse,” Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said in a press briefing in Sana’a.
Humanitarian crisis continues: The UN humanitarian chief in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on 2 June called Yemen an “invisible crisis” and expressed regret at the lack of international concern given to the country. He said that “the scale of the emergency is tremendous. The scale of the need is massive and the depth of the crisis is immeasurable”. According to the UN official, government services and the health system were hardly functioning before the conflict and “the war has all but broken them completely”.
Swarms form in Yemen** and may threaten Indo-Pakistan**
As expected, numerous groups and swarms of Desert Locust adults started to form in several places in the interior of **Yemen** during the past week. Swarms are continuing to form, mainly in the summer breeding areas of Hadhramaut, Shabwah, Marib and Al Jawf governorates from breeding that occurred in April and May. Some of the swarms have attacked crops. New infestations of fifth instar hopper bands were recently discovered about 50 km southeast of Sana'a in Khawlan district.