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21 Mar 2018 description
report World Bank

“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.


21 Mar 2018 description
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Key messages

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.

21 Mar 2018 description


• 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.

20 Mar 2018 description
report ACTED

“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

20 Mar 2018 description
report ACTED

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.

20 Mar 2018 description

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.

20 Mar 2018 description

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.

20 Mar 2018 description


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.

19 Mar 2018 description

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.

19 Mar 2018 description

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.

Website: https://osesgy.unmissions.org/

19 Mar 2018 description

Migration Response Centers (MRCs) are service orientated facilities responding to the needs of migrants on the move. Working collaboratively, MRCs bring together key partners to facilitate the identification of migrants in vulnerable situations, and to ensure that they receive appropriate immediate and longer-term support. MRCs fill critical gaps in providing direct assistance, including food and shelter, to migrants along key migration routes, such as in transit countries and at border points.

19 Mar 2018 description

TAIZ, 19th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has continued its humanitarian and relief campaigns to improve the lives of the Yemeni people and help them overcome their difficult conditions caused by the siege of the Iran-backed Houthi militias.

ERC teams yesterday distributed hundreds of food parcels at the Sheikh Moussa Mosque in the village of Al Sharaf in the As Silw District of Taiz, as part of the third phase of its aid distribution campaign.

19 Mar 2018 description

In February 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 4,228 deaths and injuries from 358 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 82% (3,466) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 97% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 22% in other areas.

19 Mar 2018 description

USAID contribution to Yemen Emergency Crisis Response project

UNDP has partnered with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) to implement the US$ 11,200,000 USAID-funded Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) to create employment opportunities, restore delivery of key health and education services, and revive the agriculture sector, thereby building the resilience of vulnerable local households and communities amidst Yemen ongoing crisis.

The project will achieve its results through:

19 Mar 2018 description


22.2 million people in need

2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

956,076 IDP returnees

1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

280,692 refugees and asylum seekers


USD 198.7 M requested in 2018

Operational Update

18 Mar 2018 description


IOM declared the availability of 500 NFIs and EESKs for Al Hudaydah displacement and it will be handed over to DRC to conduct the distribution.

Local authorities are requesting UNHCR to participate in a joint initial assessment to Zabid district to assess the needs of the newly displaced IDPs.

Al Hudaydah Sub-National Cluster coordinator conducted a meeting with IOM and shared with them a copy of the national standard of NFIs/EESKs kits to be followed in any upcoming distribution activities.

18 Mar 2018 description

SANA’A, YEMEN, 16 March 2018 -- The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and national health authorities have completed a large-scale vaccination campaign to control the spread of diphtheria in Yemen.

The campaign targeted nearly 2.7 million children aged 6 weeks to 15 years in 11 governorates. It focused on locations reporting suspected cases of diphtheria and areas at high risk of spread of the infectious respiratory disease. More than 6000 health workers were mobilized during the campaign, including for community engagement and the administration of the vaccine.