Yemen CERF-funded response in 2015-2016 (as of 6 April 2017)

Dita Anggraeni


The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate two years after the escalation of conflict in March 2015. Today 18.8 million Yemenis – over two-thirds of the population – need humanitarian assistance. More than 3 million people have been displaced within Yemen and 7.3 million people are in urgent need of food assistance. The conflict has brought Yemen to the brink of famine.


Over the past two years, CERF has allocated $59.2 million for people most affected by the conflict. When the humanitarian situation deteriorated in 2015, CERF allocated $44 million to allow partners to immediately scale up life-saving aid. As humanitarian needs further increased in 2016, CERF bridged a crucial gap by providing $13 million through its window for underfunded emergencies to sustain critical activities, including access to clean water and sanitation, health care and emergency shelter for 775,000 people. Further to this, CERF released $2 million to help more than 150,000 people affected by the cholera outbreak.