- IOM launched its revised Yemen Regional Appeal for 2016. Under the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan, IOM is appealing to the international community for USD 120.8 million to enable further multi-sectorial humanitarian assistance within the areas of Health and Nutrition, Protection, WASH, and Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items.
- During the reporting period, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team in Yemen identified a caseload of 180 IDP households in the district of Al Qabbaitah, who had fled their homes following heavy armed clashes in the areas bordering Lahj and Taizz governorates. IOM is providing the displaced households with WASH, and shelter and nonfood item support.
- As of 17 February, over 74,800 people have arrived in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan from Yemen. To date, over 24,000 individuals have received postarrival assistance from IOM.
The security situation throughout Yemen remains precarious, particularly in Aden, Taizz and areas surrounding Sana’a. More than 6,000 people have lost their lives since March 2015, and more than 35,000 have been injured. An estimated 21.2 million people (or 82% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance; 14.4 million people are food insecure (including 7.6 million severely food insecure), 19.4 million lack adequate access to clean water or sanitation, 14.1 million are without adequate health care, and at least 2.7 million have fled their homes.
IOM released its Regional Appeal for 2016 appealing for USD 120,800,739 to provide humanitarian assistance in Yemen and the region. IOM’s proposed sectors of interventions focus on health and nutrition, protection, WASH, and emergency shelter and nonfood items. This appeal is consistent with the overall strategies and interventions of the revised Yemen Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RRMRP) which was launched in December 2015, and the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan which was launched on 18 February