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22 Dec 2017 description

Press release 226/2017
19 December 2017

Finland will assist areas suffering from conflicts and drought in Yemen, Northeast Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

“The focus in our aid decisions towards the end of the year is on crises where the need is currently particularly great and aid is needed urgently”, says Kai Mykkänen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development.

10 Aug 2017 description

Major food security Emergencies continue across the region due to conflict, drought

Key Messages

24 Jun 2017 description

Drought and conflict continue to drive large assistance needs in East Africa

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16 Jun 2017 description


  • Yemen’s cholera caseload continues to increase rapidly, with more than 140,000 suspected cases and 989 related deaths in 20 governorates since late April

  • Approximately one-half of all cholera cases are among children 15 years of age and younger

  • The UN again emphasizes the need for Al Hudaydah Port to remain open due to concern for future imports


26 May 2017 description


  • Renewed outbreak of cholera spreads in 19 governorates, with more than 41,900 suspected cases recorded since late April

  • USG contributes an additional $77.1 million to support emergency relief operations in Yemen

  • Humanitarian agencies, including USG partners, provide life-saving assistance to approximately 4.8 million people from January to early May


27 Apr 2017 description


  • International donors participate in high-level pledging event for Yemen crisis on April 25

  • USG agencies commit an additional $94 million in humanitarian funding for the Yemen response

  • UN officials warn parties to conflict against launching a military offensive in the vicinity of Al Hudaydah Port, noting humanitarian concerns


31 Mar 2017 description


  • March 2017 marks two years since the KSA-led Coalition began airstrikes on Al Houthi and allied forces in Yemen

  • An estimated 17 million people in Yemen are experiencing acute levels of food insecurity—an increase of 20 percent since June 2016


10 Mar 2017 description


  • UN declares Yemen the largest food security emergency in the world

  • Persistent fighting along the western coast displaces more than 48,000 people in Ta’izz Governorate

  • Insecurity at ports and overland transportation routes blocks medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance


17 Feb 2017 description


  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance


26 Jan 2017 description


  • Conflict results in more than 10,000 civilian deaths and 40,000 injuries since March 2015

  • WHO reports more than 17,300 suspected cholera cases and 99 cholera-associated deaths; relief agencies continue response efforts

  • Food and fuel prices remain stable but elevated in December 2016


01 Dec 2016 description

Conflict and drought to drive severe acute food insecurity through at least May 2017

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31 Oct 2016 description

Yemen - Conflict (WHO, Health cluster, IOM, Media)

  • The cholera outbreak is spreading rapidly. On 27 October, WHO reported 51 confirmed cases of cholera from nine governorates with more than 1 180 suspected cases. The humanitarian response continues to provide people with medical treatment and water supply in the affected areas.

31 May 2016 description
  • In Kuwait, the parties to the UN-led peace talks are finalizing the list of prisoners to be exchanged before Ramadan. The ICRC will facilitate and coordinate the process.
19 May 2016 description


  • UNVIM officially launches, begins inspecting and clearing commercial shipments to Yemeni ports

  • WFP distributes food to Al Jawf and Ad Dali’ governorates, previously unreachable due to insecurity

  • UN highlights deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Yemen, appeals for additional resources


03 May 2016 description

On Sunday 1 May, the Government of Yemen suspended its participation to the peace talks in Kuwait accusing the Houthis of taking a base in Amran, a claim which the Houthis deny.

28 Apr 2016 description


  • Yemen peace talks commence in Kuwait on April 21 following a threeday delay

  • Parties to the conflict largely maintain a cessation of hostilities, which began on April 10

  • Response agencies address humanitarian needs following midApril floods in seven governorates