Highlights 2011

  • Flexible funding mechanisms filled substantial programming gaps in response to the civil unrest in Yemen in April and May 2011. CERF provided $15.7 million and the ERF provided about $4 million.
  • Development of a more strategic CAP for 2012, focusing on acute needs of the general Yemeni population and displacement. Buy-in from the Government, all UN agencies and a wider range of civil society INGO actors.
  • To respond to the evolving humanitarian crisis, comprehensive strategic frameworks for all clusters were developed, and three regional response and contingency plans (for the north, south and whole of Yemen) were aligned with the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan for 2012.
  • Increased humanitarian access and programming through advocacy efforts and dialogue, notably with Al-Houthi (non-state actor) in the north through most of the year.
  • Development of information products to support decision-making and advocacy. These include access reports, secondary data reviews, dashboards, risk-and-prioritization maps, and periodic and customized information products such as thematic and analytical maps.

More than 300,000 people are displaced in northern Yemen. The bulk of the IDPs in the north live with host families and in informal settlements; while a small portion resides in camps in Haradh. © OCHA