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Yemen: CERF and YHF support in 2019

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With some 24 million people in Yemen in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection,
Yemen faces one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. For almost five years, OCHA-managed pooled funds have helped partners to coordinate and deliver the most critical assistance for millions of Yemenis facing conflict, deepening food insecurity and an economy on the verge of collapse.

Over the past two years alone, $509 million in closely coordinated grants from the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) ($427.4 million) and the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) ($81.6 million) has helped the humanitarian community to act quickly, maintain critical operations and ensure delivery of life-saving aid for millions of people. With an increasingly anticipatory approach based on forecasts and improved early warning, YHF funding allocations have focused on ensuring early humanitarian action and delivery of a stronger collective response. For example, strategic allocations from the YHF have helped partners to quickly scale up food support as soon as warning signs pointed to deepening food insecurity. The CERF allocations have strengthened the overall response with a key allocation for improved logistics, access, security, telecommunications and safe transportation of critical goods and humanitarian staff. $897.3 milli

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