Yemen - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 04 Dec 2018

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Protracted conflict and economic decline in 2018 contribute to increased food insecurity in Yemen

  • IOM evacuates nearly 420 Ethiopian migrants from Yemen in the organization’s largest repatriation from Yemen to date

  • WFP provides food vouchers to 210,000 people in Al Hudaydah city during temporary pause in hostilities in mid-November

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Humanitarian organizations recorded a significant reduction of hostilities in Yemen’s Al Hudaydah city in mid-November amid an informal pause in fighting between Al Houthi forces and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)-led Coalition. However, fighting in areas around the city resumed during the week of November 19, according to international media. In a November 26 statement, five international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) appealed to the U.S. Government (USG) to call on all parties to Yemen’s conflict to end hostilities, citing increasing humanitarian need across the country.

  • Health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) actors have pre-positioned emergency relief supplies—including 121,000 liters of fuel for health facilities in conflictaffected Al Hudaydah; nutrition supplies sufficient to meet the needs of 56,200 children ages five years and younger experiencing moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and severe acute malnutrition (SAM); and 34,000 health kits—across Yemen sufficient to address humanitarian needs through December.

  • On November 28, the USG announced an additional $131 million in USAID/FFPfunded emergency food assistance activities in Yemen. The new funding will support USAID/FFP partner the UN World Food Program (WFP) to distribute an estimated 144,000 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance, sufficient to feed approximately 9.5 million food-insecure Yemenis for one month. The funding will also support USAID/FFP NGO partners to provide food vouchers to approximately 67,000 people in three governorates.