Yemen Humanitarian Emergency

A woman holds her son.
UNFPA Yemen

In Yemen, humanitarian needs remain high despite efforts to renew peace talks. The country is in the midst of a protracted political, humanitarian and developmental crisis. Violence against civilians and their assets is causing immense suffering. The entire population of 22.2 million people require assistance, including 2 million internally displaced people. Women and children make up 76 per cent of those displaced and are paying the heaviest price, as in most humanitarian crises. There are an estimated 3 million women and girls of childbearing age who need support. Rising food shortages have left an estimated 1.1 million pregnant women malnourished, and threaten the lives of 75,000 women who are likely to develop complications during childbirth, including risks of stunted growth of their newborns. UNFPA is leading the gender-based violence sub-cluster and is actively participating in coordination meetings.

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

Humanitarian needs

22.22 million
5.56 million
566,661
7.59 million
Last updated on - 01 September 2018
UNFPA Yemen/Fahmia Al-Fotih

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    101,489
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    42,521
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    21,325
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    43,435
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    1,208,197
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    133
    Number of safe spaces
    2
    Dignity Kits distributed
    65,801
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    60
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    66
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    60
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    60

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • 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.