RIYADH / 6 Jumada II 1439H (22 February 2018) – One month has passed since the Saudi-led Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen announced the launch of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), an expanded relief program committing billions of dollars in aid and support for Yemen. The achievements of the YCHO in this short time are already manifest.
The Coalition has taken several measures to facilitate aid flows to Yemen under the YCHO, including:
Opening the land crossings at AlKhadra, AlTuwal and AlWadea;
IMPACT ON WOMEN AND GIRLS
Yemeni civilians have been bearing the brunt of a conflict that led to the collapse of the economy and social services, and to the severe disruption of livelihoods in the three years since its escalation, making Yemen the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.
Yemenis have bid farewell to 2017 with sad memories of crises and tragedies that happened throughout the year and affected lands and people in Yemen. However, we are receiving 2018 with a glimmer of hope in our hearts that peace will be achieved and all Yemenis will smile again.
The Azraq Centre for Employment opened on 18 February, including a job fair with 24 companies and over 850 vacancies.
89 refugee students (Iraqis, Yemenis and Sudanese) received one off cash assistance for higher education, including 27 selected for DAFI scholarships in 2018 academic year.
40 different companies met during the World Future Energy Summit, including energy suppliers and innovators
High profile visits
Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.
The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 80% live below the poverty line. 51% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.
The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. 46,000 work permits were issued in 2017 alone.
Working with Partners
Total number of injured Yemenis has reached 4,423 with 800 currently in need of medical treatment
Riyadh, February 21 (CIC) - King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed six agreements in Riyadh on Tuesday, committing a total of $3 million to help those displaced and injured in Yemen by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.
RIYADH, 20th February, 2018 (WAM) -- King Salman Humanitarian aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has signed six executive projects worth $2.9 million with a number of private hospitals based in Yemen and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to provide treatment inside and outside the country for the Yemeni injured and wounded.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre Signs Six Health Sector Agreements on Treatment of Injured Yemenis and Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers in Yemen
UPDATE FROM THE HUMANITARIAN HUBS
Aden: Protracted hostilities on Yemen’s west coast are leading an increasing number of people fleeing their homes towards southern governorates. As of 12 February, humanitarian partners in Aden have recorded over 7,100 households displaced since December 2017.
Approximately 500 newly displaced households were reported having arrived within the last week. Most IDPs originate from the governorates of Al Hudaydah, Taizz and Al Bayda.
Amman, 19 February 2018 – Led by her passion for Middle Eastern culture and determination to foster relationships through language, Elizabeth Woods has truly made an impact on the lives of the refugees she serves in Jordan. As JRS Jordan’s Director of Urban Refugee Support, she and her team manage a program that offers home visits to provide psychosocial support, referral services, and cash assistance to urban refugees of any nationality, as well as Jordanian nationals in need in Amman. “It’s about supporting the needs of the increasing number of urban refugees.
SHABWA, 16th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided 36,000 litres of diesel fuel to power the Urology Hospital in Azzan and dialysis centres in the cities of Ataq and Baihan in Shabwa Governorate, Yemen.
Mohammed Saif Al Muhairi, Head of the ERC Team in Shabwa, stated that providing diesel fuel is part of the UAE's long-standing tradition of humanitarian action and its assistance to the people of Yemen.