Situation Report
Emergency Response

Yemen Humanitarian Fund allocates US$50.6 million to assist people in acute need across Yemen

On 9 November, the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Yemen, Mr. David Gressly, launched the 2021 Second Standard Allocation of the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF). A total envelope of US$45million was released to assist some 2.1 million people in acute need across Yemen. Out of the 59 proposals submitted by partners, 38 – totaling some $45 million – were recommended by the Strategic and Technical Review Committees and pre-approved by the HC. These projects are in line with the allocation strategy and strategic priorities aimed for partners to (i) improve dignified living conditions for the most vulnerable IDPs in under-served IDP sites and interventions in new sites lacking services; (ii) support durable interventions through innovative programming and localized solutions in a select number of districts in Amran, Ta’iz, Al Hodeidah and Al Jawf governorates; and (iii) improve movement and access to services for affected communities through support for mine action and Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) support.

This funding will support partners’ strategic interventions within eight clusters, including Nutrition, Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Food Security and Agriculture, Education, Protection, Shelter/Non-food items, WASH, Health and the Rapid Response Mechanism. The YHF and recipient partners are currently finalizing the project review process before the HC’s final approval and disbursement of funds to partners.

On 15 December, a third annual YHF Reserve Allocation was launched by the HC. $2.1 million was allocated to WFP to support UNHAS operations in Aden, Hadramawt, Ma’rib and Sana’a governorates for three months given significant pipeline breaks. This reserve allocation funding will support the provision of UNHAS air services to humanitarian organizations in Yemen, transportation of light cargo on behalf of the humanitarian community, and provide efficient medical and security evacuations out of Yemen.

In addition, on 28 December, the HC launched the fourth Reserve Allocation of the YHF with a total envelope of $3.5 million. A total of $2 million will be made available to support partners’ lifesaving including GBV and Protection, and WASH assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by conflict in underserved areas with high severity of needs in Al Baydah Governorate and Al Abdiyah District of Ma’rib Governorate. Another $1 million will be allocated to support affected communities’ safety and access to services through mine action clearance in Al Hodeidah Governorate. Partners have submitted their proposals, which are currently under review.