Appeals & Response Plans
- Yemen: Diphtheria Outbreak - Nov 2017
- Yemen: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2016
- Yemen: Flash Floods - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Yemen: Dengue Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Yemen: Floods - Aug 2013
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Yemen: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2012
- Yemen: Floods - Jul 2010
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Yemen has one of the worst problems of water scarcity anywhere in the world. 16 million people lack access to clean water, either because there is no infrastructure or because they can’t afford water trucks. Oxfam water engineer, John Migele, visited one village where people reminded him of why his work is so important.
Alowbala Village, Amran
Tomorrow (23 March), the Security Council is convening a briefing on conflict and hunger, to be chaired by Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag. Briefings are expected from the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, on behalf of the Rome-based agencies (WFP, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and International Fund for Agricultural Development).
Hears Presentation of Reports on Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen
GENEVA (22 March 2018) - The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building, after hearing the presentation of reports on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen.
Yemen has historically been dependent on commercial imports of food, fuel and medicines. All ports must remain open to meet Yemen’s import requirements. Hudaydah and Saleef are in geographic proximity to over 70 per cent of people in need of humanitarian assistance.
This tracker will monitor commercial imports to Hudaydah and Saleef ports via the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) and prices of food and fuel,. The map below illustrates the final stages vessels progress through before reaching the port of destination
Aujourd’hui s’ouvre la 4e Conférence nationale humanitaire à laquelle plus de 500 acteurs de l’aide humanitaire participent, sur l’invitation du ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères. L’occasion pour le ministre de dévoiler la nouvelle stratégie humanitaire de la France. Un programme bienvenu pour Coordination SUD mais mis à l’épreuve des nombreux défis des ONG sur le terrain.
Les crises humanitaires s’aggravent et se prolongent
Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017
• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.
Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017
• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.
AMMAN, Jordan (March 21, 2018) – After three years of brutal conflict, Yemeni people have been left sick, starving, and in the dark, warns international aid organization CARE. An analysis of satellite images by Prof. Xi Li and Prof. Deren Li of China’s Wuhan University shows that Yemen’s cities have lost more than half of their electricity since the escalation of the conflict. Twelve of Yemen’s 21 provinces have lost more than 70 percent of their light compared to before the war, with some losing as much as 95%.
“Life has dramatically changed in Yemen since the conflict started,” said Naji Saeed, a day laborer in the Taiz governorate. The construction work that was the source of Saeed’s livelihood has all but ended as a result of the conflict. “I lost my job like millions of Yemenis and I don’t know what I can do now to feed my children,” added Saeed.
Acute food insecurity global estimates in 2017
• Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse (equivalent of IPC/CH Phase 3 or above). They require urgent humanitarian action to save lives, protect livelihoods, and reduce hunger and malnutrition.
• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 87% in its User Feedback Survey 2017 for its core services.
• To support the World Health Organisation (WHO) project, the ETC recently completed the installation of services in 5x Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs) in Sana’a Governorate, Ibb, Al Hudaydah, Amran and Hajjah.
• The ETC team has upgraded the ETC Internet connectivity at the UN compound in Hadda so humanitarians have access to improved ETC services.
“Choose, which one is the method you used to store your seeds for the coming cultivation season? By mixing them with other seeds, keeping them in separated containers or keeping them in their husk?” This was one of the questions asked to farmers in AlJawf governorate. This survey was part of the seed distributions meant to help farmers in Yemen, who were unable to plant because they had no access to seeds otherwise.
Obstacles in cultivation and in access to seed inputs
For Jaber, 32, father of five, November was the best month in 2017. This was the month he joined other men and women from his community to work in their nearby school for a cash for work programme, and so, according to him, “this was the month where I did not worry about food for my family”. The programme, supported by the OFDA as part of a project to help the recovery of populations affected by the conflict in Yemen, was meant to rehabilitate the school while employing people from the Al Jawf governorate.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 12,983 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 11 weeks of 2018, with about 47 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (30%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 21,058 at this point in 2017.
The GenCap Project, established in 2007 under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), aims to strengthen the capacity of humanitarians to undertake gender equality programming in humanitarian action. The IASC Gender Marker is the key tool used by the humanitarian community to assess how gender is incorporated in humanitarian projects.
At the end of 2014, the IASC GenCap Project decided to revise the IASC Gender Marker (GM) based on feedback from humanitarians. They asked for the coding to be simpler, less subjective and more reliable; deepen the gender analysis with age; and to develop a monitoring phase of the marker that would assess what was actually implemented and delivered.
Today, I have the privilege of assuming the role of Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen. It is a position I take very seriously.
The conflict in Yemen has produced one of the most dire humanitarian crises in modern history; state institutions have been severely eroded and the country continues to fragment at an alarming pace. Civilians are bearing the brunt of this conflict and have been the victims of far too many human rights violations. It is clear that there is no military solution to be found in Yemen.
We are aware of fake Twitter pages pretending to be the official page of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen.
We confirm that the only official Twitter page for the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen is Martin Griffiths (@UNGriffiths) and the other pages are spreading inaccurate information.
Here are the official pages on digital media for the office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen.