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Yemen 2020: High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Co-Hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations

“The Secretary General...reiterates the importance of sustaining the humanitarin operation, which is being implemented in challenging conditions, but is providing life-saving assistance to millions of Yemenis.”

Spokesperson for António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations

 

To support the humanitarian response in Yemen and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations are convening a High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. The event took place online on 2 June 2020.

This event was co-hosted by:

His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator on behalf of Secretary-General of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. António Guterres­­­
 

Thank you very much for your interest in registering for the Yemen 2020: High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. Please note that registration for this event concluded on Friday, 29 May 2020. If you require further assistance, kindly email ismail53@un.org and lana.hamdeh@un.org.

 


 

Announcement Results

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On 2 June 2020, the virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen brought together representatives of more than 125 Member States, and International Organizations, UN Agencies, NGOs and Civil Society to raise funding to meet the humanitarian needs of people affected by the conflict.

Thirty countries announced pledges for humanitarian action in Yemen, including 14 announcements to support the Yemen Humanitarian Fund. Altogether, donors pledged US$1.35 billion.
 

 Financial announcements (US$)    
 Total amount  Number of announcements  Announcements for the Yemen Humanitarian Fund
 1.35 B  31  14

 

 Country  Announcements (US$)  Country  Announcements (US$)
 Austria  1.10 M  Japan  41.20 M
 Azerbaijan  25 K  Korea, Rep. of1  18.50 M
 Belgium1  5.52 M  Lithuania1  110 K
 Bulgaria1  55 K  Luxembourg1  2.04 M
 Canada1  29.03 M  Malaysia  100 K
 Cyprus  55 K  Malta1  33 K
 Czech Republic  737 K  Netherlands1  17.00 M
 Denmark  3.41 M  Norway1  17.78 M
 European Commission  78.21 M  Russia  4.00 M
 Finland  3.31 M  Saudi Arabia  500.0 M
 France  9.60 M  Slovenia2  93 K
 Germany1  137.97 M  Sweden1  30.84 M
 Greece  33 K  Switzerland1,2  12.40 M
 Iceland  200 K  United Kingdom1  196.56 M
 Ireland1  5.52 M  United States  225.00 M
 Italy  5.79 M    

 

1 Made announcement to the Yemen Humanitarian Fund
2 Made multi-year announcement
 


Achievements in 2019

During the year, humanitarian partners comprising 12 UN agencies, 160 national NGOs and 37 international NGOs managed one of the fastest and largest scale-ups in recent UN hisotry reaching an average of 13.7 million people each month, compared to 7.5 million people in 2018 (a 61 per cent increase.)

cluster achievements for 2019

The number of people in need in 2019 was higher than a any other year in the conflict. More people were targeted for assistance than any other year since the conflict began and humanitarians reached more people in need than every before. The response was enabled by the largest amount of funding received for the response: a total of US$ 3.58 billion. 

graphic of 2015 to 2019 trends

 


Humanitarian Dashboard

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Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis and levels of humanitarian needs are staggering. Eighty per cent of the population - 24.1 million people - need some form of humanitarian assistance. A total of 230 out of Yemen's 333 districts (69 per cent) are at risk of famine. According to WHO, more than 862,607 suspected cholera cases were reported from 1 January to end of December 2019. An estmated 3.6 million people are internally displaced across the country; another 1 million have returned to their homes. 

Despite a difficult operating environment, since the beginning of 2019, 208 international and national humanitarian organizations continue to work across Yemen, responding to the most acute needs. Together, they delivered some form of humanitarian assistance to over 13.7 million people since January 2019, of whom an average 11.7 million people received emergency food assistance. Over 10 million people, including 4.5 million children, were reached with hygiene kits, household water treatment supplies and awareness by Cholera Rapid Response Teams in cholera priority areas.


 


Conference

To support the humanitarian response in Yemen and alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Nations are convening a High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. The event took place online on 2 June 2020.
 

Programme

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2 June 2020
(New York time)

08:00 - 09:00          Focal Points to connect online platform to ensure connectivity
 

09:00 - 09:20          Segment One: Opening Session

  • Moderated by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor – Royal Court and Supervisor General, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (Ksrelief)
  • Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Statement by H.H. Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia
  • Remarks by Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (also available in Arabic)

 

9:20 - 12:50           Segment Two: Statements and Pledge Announcements by Participating Delegates

  • Moderated by: Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor – Royal Court and Supervisor General, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (Ksrelief)

 

Speakers’ List to be determined (3-minute speaking time)

 

12:50 - 1:00           Segment Three: Closing Session
 
  • Final Remarks: H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor – Royal Court and Supervisor General, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief)
  • Closing Remarks: Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

 

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1:10 - 1:40               Press Conference


Financial announcements

 

For the latest funding information on 2020 Funding for Yemen, please visit the Financial Tracking Service: https://fts.unocha.org/appeals/925/summary

 


Conference documents

 

 

Concept Note

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Information Note

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Media Advisory

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Press Release

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Yemen COVID-19
Preparedness and Response Snapshot

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Yemen HRP Extension

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Contacts

 

OCHA
Ms. Amierah Ismail
ismail53@un.org
+1 917 514 7180
 

Ms. Lana Hamdeh
lana.hamdeh@un.org
+703 501 0437

 

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

For organizational aspects:

Dr. Yahya Al Shammari
y.alshammari@ksrelief.org
+966 50 014 8877

 

For technical aspects:

Mr. Tamim Al Hussain
tamim.alhusain@ksrelief.org
+966 55 554 9572