UNFPA Response in Yemen Monthly Situation Report #3 – March 2018

UNFPA Response in Yemen Monthly Situation Report #3 – March 2018

March 2018
Author: UNFPA Yemen

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The 26th of March 2018 marked the third anniversary since the escalation of the conflict in Yemen, which has left over three fourths of the population in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance or protection.

Speaking on the day, the UN Secretary-General urged all parties to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure against attack, and stressed that that military escalation is not the solution. The new UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffith, assumed office and visited Sana'a in March 2018, where discussions were held with political parties to work towards an inclusive political process.

The Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) is 9.8 per cent funded with $291.4 million received against the overall requirements of $2.96 billion as of 27 March 2018. An additional
$62.7 million has been mobilized outside the framework of the YHRP.

Access constraints remains a major constraint for the overall humanitarian response in Yemen, including for UNFPA, with constraints reported in 90 per cent of districts. Armed conflict remains one of the main drivers of access constraints, both in terms of the type and severity of access difficulties.