Yemen Humanitarian Emergency

A woman holds her son.

Yemen was already facing a humanitarian crisis when violence intensified in March 2015. Years of conflict following a failed transition of power have devastated the country. More than 80 per cent of the population is now in need of humanitarian assistance, beyond the capacity of the humanitarian community to respond. Amidst these challenges, UNFPA and partners continue to focus their efforts on providing sexual and reproductive health services to the affected populations and preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 26.8 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

21.20 million
5.30 million
4.49 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Yemen/Fahmia Al-Fotih

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of mobile clinics
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on Reproductive Health Kits
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.