Yemen Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 8 | Issued on 1 February 2016 [EN/AR]

Situation Report
Originally published


In this issue

Response reaches Yemenis in need P.1
Fiscal and economic crisis P.3
Access monitoring and reporting P.4
Reaching people in Taizz P.5


  • Over 8.8 million people reached with humanitarian assistance in in 2015.

  • 106 Humanitarian partners delivering assistance in Yemen.

  • The Humanitarian Coordinator led a humanitarian mission to Taizz on 21 January.

Humanitarian response reaches millions

Despite obstacles, humanitarian assistance is reaching people in need

During 2015, humanitarian agencies increased their presence in Yemen and assisted millions of people in need across 21 conflict-affected governorates and on the Island of Socotra. From March to December, at least 8.8 million women, children and men received some form of humanitarian assistance, including in areas of increased conflict such as Taizz Governorate. Continued hostilities and actions by the parties to the conflict, however, imposed serious challenges and obstacles to the delivery of humanitarian assistance during 2015. Ten humanitarians were killed while delivering assistance during the year. The number of checkpoints increased, delivery of assistance was delayed by lengthy movement notification procedures with all conflict parties, roads, ports and airports were destroyed, and continued air strikes and ground fighting restricted access to people in need.

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