· Violence in Ad Dali’ and Amran governorates decreased in recent weeks, allowing humanitarian organizations to resume the delivery of assistance to affected populations. However, the humanitarian community is concerned that flaring tensions in Amran may escalate into further fighting. The unrest previously forced many to flee their homes and disrupted livelihoods, health care, education, and the availability of basic goods.
· Between mid-2013 and March 2014, more than 341,000 Yemeni migrant workers returned from Saudi Arabia. In April, the number of people returning each day averaged more than 1,000, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
· The U.S. Government (USG) recently committed more than $11.6 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen. Of the total, USAID/OFDA provided more than $5.6 million to support agriculture, food security, health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities for vulnerable families throughout Yemen, while State/PRM contributed $6 million to support interventions for displaced families and refugees from the Horn of Africa, including the distribution of relief commodities.