Yemen 2014

9 Jan 2014

Humanitarian partners estimate that 13.1 million people in Yemen—over half of the population—need some form of humanitarian assistance. Conflict has subsided, but food insecurity and malnutrition are prevalent across the country, and the resumption of normal livelihoods is undermined by extensive damage and loss of assets.

Yemen 2011

25 Jan 2012

CERF provides $8.5 million for Yemen humanitarian response

22 July 2011: Civil unrest in Yemen led the Emergency Relief Coordinator to allocate $8.5 million to support the humanitarian response in July. As ongoing unrest escalated into open conflict there was widespread displacement of the civilian population. The crisis disrupted basic social services and caused dramatic increases in essential commodity prices, putting additional strain on an already vulnerable population.

After receiving $2.5 million from the CERF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) was able to provide shelter materials and non-food items to some 35,000 displaced people in areas directly affected by the conflict. The World Health Organization (WHO) used $2.2 million to deploy mobile health teams in conflict-affected areas, as well as supporting existing health providers to prepare for mass casualties arising from the conflict. An allocation of $1.6 million allowed the World Food Programme (WFP) to provide emergency food for some 21,000 displaced people, as well as an additional 3,000 East African migrants left stranded in Yemen by the crisis.
 
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) received $900,000 of CERF funding to provide a comprehensive package of support to the displaced population in southern Yemen, including safe water delivery, distribution of shelter and non-food items, and a fully-equipped mobile health clinic. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) used a $400,000 CERF allocation to provide reproductive health services for the displaced population, as well as support for victims of gender-based violence.
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