The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the humanitarian crisis will affect 17.3 million people in Yemen during the current year.
In a press release, it said the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates $18 million for the urgent needs of people affected by humanitarian crises in Yemen.
In March 2023, the Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, approved the allocation of dlrs 18 million to Yemen from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to prevent famine and address rising levels of food insecurity driven by conflict, economic shocks and climate change.
This allocation will provide a comprehensive and integrated package of services and multi-sector interventions using the Integrated Famine Risk Reduction (IFRR) mechanism for both in-kind and multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA), to reduce the rising levels of acute malnutrition and address food insecurity in Yemen.
In 2023, the humanitarian crisis will affect 17.3 million people. More recently, evidence from the IPC analysis conducted in March 2023 for districts under the control of the Government of Yemen indicates that some areas continue to experience high food insecurity while overall acute malnutrition has increased.
The recent SMART survey shows that more than two-thirds of infants and young children under the age of two years are not appropriately nourished and cared for, which solidifies the ground for increasing acute and chronic malnutrition among children under the age of five years.
The humanitarian response in Yemen continues to be severely underfunded, depriving thousands of people of vital humanitarian assistance. As of the end of May 2023, the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan is only 23.5 per cent funded.