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