INTERNATIONAL AID ORGANIZATIONS AND THE YEMENI PRIVATE SECTOR: THE NEED TO IMPROVE COORDINATION IN H

Introduction The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen has been precipitated by almost three years of civil war and regional military intervention, with the United Nations declaring the country the world’s largest humanitarian emergency in January 2017. At the end of last year the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released its 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) in which it reported that roughly 22.2 million Yemenis were in need of some kind of humanitarian protection or assistance, of which 11.3 million were in acute need. This included 17.8 million Yemenis who were food insecure, of which 8.4 million were severely food insecure and at risk of starvation. Some

The Yemen Trend - February 2018 Issue

Throughout February, forces aligned to the Hadi government continued their advance into Hodeidah governorate, announcing the capture of a second district and coming within 100km by road from the vital port city of Hodeidah. The status of the port itself remained unclear, as imports continued to be processed by the end of the month despite the expiration of a second 30-day extension by the coalition on February 19. The Houthi Revolutionary Committee published a peace initiative sent to the UN and Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam remained abroad, with talks set to take place in Oman with incoming Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. However, as anti-Houthi forces continue to make moderate gains

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