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Widespread conflict, severe economic decline, food insecurity and collapse of essential services continue to take an enormous toll on the population, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities.

COVID-19: Protect Yourself from Infection

Highlights Last Updated: 11 Jul 2021

  • Ten million people receive life-saving aid amid funding shortfalls and access challenges
  • Aid community commits to act collectively to address humanitarian needs in Yemen
  • Second dose COVID-19 vaccination campaign launched
  • Boat carrying migrants capsizes off Yemen’s coast
  • YHF allocates US$50 million for life-saving response
Yemen Humanitarian Update No. 6, June 2021
To improve hygiene conditions in displacement sites and prevent the spread of COVID-19, UNICEF distributed COVID-19 prevention packages to displaced families in Aden, Lahj and Abyan governorates in June. Photo credit: NICEF/UN0484810/Abdulbaki

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Humanitarian Response Plan: Funding Update

HRPs are the result of OCHA’s work with humanitarian partners around the world to identify the most critical humanitarian needs, plan responses and determine the budgets needed to address them. Requirements for this year are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$3.9 billion

Funding to date

$1.8 billion

Funding gap

$2 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $430.8 million (23.7%)
Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) $332.5 million (18.3%)
United Arab Emirates $230 million (12.6%)
Germany $199.3 million (10.9%)
European Commission $165.8 million (9.1%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $949.5 million
Not specified $483 million
Nutrition $76.1 million
Education $70.4 million
Health $43.5 million

Yemen Humanitarian Fund

Humanitarian Funds are set up for complex emergencies and support the highest-priority projects of the best-placed responders (including international and national NGOs and UN agencies) through an inclusive and transparent process that supports priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Figures below are for this year.

Total Amount

$84 million

Total Paid Amount

$57.1 million

Total Pledged Amount

$26.8 million

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $26.8 million
Netherlands $14.1 million
Canada $8.4 million
Sweden $6.3 million
Belgium $6.1 million

Donors

21

Funding for OCHA Yemen

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for this year.

Total Requirement

$13,680,001

Earmarked Contributions

$14,894,222

Opening Balance

$36,150

Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)

$14,930,372

Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada 411,041
Germany 1,785,504
Japan 375,000
Norway 485,011
Saudi Arabia 8,734,504
Sweden (Sida) 103,162
United States (USAID-BHA) 3,000,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

Unearmarked contributions (or commitments) are those for which the donor does not require the funds to be used for a specific project, sector, crisis or country, leaving OCHA to decide how to allocate the funds.

** May include unearmarked and earmarked funding with implementation dates beyond the calendar year

*** Excludes miscellaneous income (e.g. adjustments, gain/losses on exchange rate etc.)

Funding information from the OCHA Contributions Tracking System