Yemen - High Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen (DG ECHO, UNOCHA, UN Agencies) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 March 2022)

  • Yemen war has triggered one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. After 7 years of conflict, economic decline and institutional collapse have left approximately 24.3 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • On 16 March, the governments of Sweden and Switzerland and UN OCHA invited donors to participate in a high-level pledging event for Yemen. The pledge reached USD 1.29 billion, against a UN appeal of USD 4.27 billion (the largest appeal since the start of the conflict). The 2022 pledge is USD 380 million shorter than the level of funding pledged in 2021. Continued advocacy will be required in 2022 to avoid financial gaps hampering response efforts on the ground.
  • The European Commission pledged EUR 154 million (USD 173 million) in humanitarian and early recovery funding, the second largest pledge after United States. Together with its Member States, the EU pledged more than USD 417 million, representing over 32% of the 2022 pledges.