Humanitarian Aid

EU humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable in Yemen

By March 2013, the European Commission has earmarked for 2013 €33 million for populations across Yemen affected by food insecurity, armed clashes or fleeing the Horn of Africa. The bulk of the funding is used for food as well as supplementary feeding for the growing number of extremely vulnerable families with small children that are at risk of becoming malnourished. The remaining funding goes to providing water and sanitation, basic health care, shelter and basic household items for the internally displaced people, the refugees from the Horn of Africa and the communities who are hosting these uprooted people.

A small portion of the Commission funding will be used to ensure monitoring of the rapidly evolving humanitarian situation and security, as well as coordination among humanitarian actors and donors. Advocacy work, disseminating information about the principles of humanitarian aid: neutrality, impartiality and independence, is also being conducted.

The funds are administered by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) and channelled through partner organizations (international NGOs, specialized UN agencies and the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement ) who ensure that the aid reaches the populations most in need regardless of their political affiliation, religious beliefs or ethnic origin.

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