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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.

Highlights Last Updated: 11 Jan 2022

  • Hunger rises in Yemen as WFP forced to cut assistance, warns of impact
  • 2021 in review
  • Needs persist along Red Sea while hostilities subside
  • Childbirth a matter of life and death for Yemen’s women and girls
  • COVID-19 vaccination campaign for migrants
Yemen Humanitarian Update No. 12, December 2021
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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 2021 are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$3.9 billion

Funding to date

$2.2 billion

Funding gap

$1.6 billion

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $606 million (27.0%)
Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) $348.4 million (15.5%)
Germany $233.7 million (10.4%)
United Arab Emirates $230 million (10.2%)
European Commission $165.1 million (7.4%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $1.1 billion
Not specified $264.4 million
Nutrition $248.7 million
Health $94.1 million
Protection $90.9 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 2021.

Total Amount

$96 million

Total Paid Amount

$95.9 million

Total Pledged Amount

$150 thousand

Top 5 Donors

Donor Pledged Paid
Germany $29 million
Netherlands $14.1 million
Canada $8.6 million
Ireland $7.2 million
Sweden $6.3 million

Donors

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Funding for OCHA Yemen

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2021.

Total Requirement

$13,680,001

Earmarked Contributions

$14,920,570

Opening Balance

$36,150

Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)

$14,956,720

Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada 411,041
Germany 1,811,852
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
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom (FCDO
  • United States
  • ex DFID)

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