6 August 2013: People in Yemen are at risk of contracting wild poliovirus due to a large influx of Somali refugees. The first case of polio was reported in the Horn of Africa in May 2013. Since then, the virus has spread as Somali refugees moved to neighbouring countries, including Kenya and Yemen.
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.
CERF in Action - Rapid Response
CERF gives $8.5 million to UN partners to aid conflict-affected people in Yemen
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.