Humanitarian Response Plan 2012

18 Jun 2012

Yemen is facing a complex emergency that includes widespread conflict-driven displacement and a slow-onset crisis in food security, malnutrition and outbreak of communicable diseases, particularly water-borne diseases.

In the north, the vast majority of long-term internally displaced people (IDPs) displaced by six rounds of conflict in Sa‘ada remain in displacement due to fears of insecurity, damaged homes, a lack of livelihood opportunities and poor basic services. In the south, recent fighting between security forces and insurgents has additionally displaced nearly 90,0001 people.


In response, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) intends a more comprehensive humanitarian response beyond the current focus primarily on IDPs and conflict-affected people in the north and south.  Efforts must expand to include both non-displaced and non-conflict-affected populations in acute humanitarian need across the country. 


The HCT is requesting US$447 million to respond to nearly four million target beneficiaries spread across the country.  This is still only 44% of the total population in need, whose numbers are expected to significantly rise during 2012.  The funding requirements are 95% over 2011’s original requirements, and 54% over the requirements as revised during the Mid-Year Review, reflecting the expansion of needs and the higher costs associated with delivering aid (e.g. insecurity, fuel prices). 


The HCT has agreed to five key objectives: to

- conduct assessments that identify vulnerable populations;

- identify and implement appropriate responses;

- increase focus on protection and advocacy for vulnerable populations;

- ensure that preparedness and capacity-building effectively respond to humanitarian needs; and

- strengthen community resilience and recovery.


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