As of 15 September 2018, the Yemen Humanitarian Fund has received a total of US$133 million in contributions from 33 donors.
Between June and July, the Fund had already allocated $97.3 million through two Reserve Allocations, to support preparedness activities country-wide, and scale up nutrition and health services, cash assistance, emergency reproductive health services and de-mining activities in Al Hudaydah Governorate.
Through its First Standard Allocation, the Fund is working to allocate approximately US$90 million to respond to the needs identified in the re-prioritized Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and to provide life-saving assistance to people in newly accessible areas and areas facing severe access constraints. In support of the critical role that national front-line partners play in the operation, a dedicated window for national NGOs was also established for this round.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the Netherlands are the largest donors to the YHF in 2018.
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Complementarity with CERF Funding
In 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) made two allocations totaling US$ 25.6 million through the Rapid Response window in support of the humanitarian response in Yemen. The YHF was used strategically in support of NGOs to complement and augment the activities conducted by UN agencies and funded through the CERF. Overall, the two funds allocated over $151 million.
In early 2018, and considering the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country, the CERF contributed to one of the largest ever allocation, with $50 million provided to 5 UN agencies for life-saving interventions in Yemen.
Reporting on the HF Activities
The HC, supported by OCHA and in close consultation with the Cluster Coordinators,will publish a narrative Annual Report of the YHF activities based on information provided through the HFU by each participating UN organisation and NGO partner. The Annual Report will feature trends, best practices, lessons learned and challenges, and showcase success stories and achievements. The YHF Annual Report is issued around April-May covering the previous calendar year and posted online. In addition, OCHA HFU will generate periodic dashboards, funding updates, human interest stories and related documents on YHF activities in Yemen.