Operation: Opération: Yemen



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Key Figures

2017 planning figures
56,700 targeted internally displaced households will receive core relief items
50,000 internally displaced households will receive shelter assistance and 20,000 people will receive rental subsidy
31,900 internally displaced people will be supported through cash-based interventions 
14,000 refugees will receive psychological support 
5,000 refugees with special needs will receive financial assistance
2015 end-year results
3,200 refugees and asylum-seekers with specific needs received cash assistance
3,000 Syrian refugees were granted temporary protection
19,000 IDPs were found to have specific needs during protection monitoring
15,000 IDPs received with cash assistance, as well as legal and psycho-social assistance
288,000 IDPs received core relief items in 19 governorates

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2015 2,809,088
2014 686,217
2013 649,158


[["Refugees",267173],["Asylum-seekers",9866],["IDPs",2532032],["Others of concern",17]]
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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

The already fragile situation in Yemen has deteriorated dramatically since March 2015 and continued to intensify during 2016, with some 21.1 million people or 81 per cent of the population of Yemen in need of humanitarian assistance. The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) system-wide level-3 emergency response, declared in July 2015, remains in place. Over a year into the current conflict, the precarious humanitarian situation is compounded by a deteriorating national economy and the disruption of already limited basic services.  The humanitarian response in Yemen is further constrained by limitations to movement and access to people in need of assistance. Despite conditions in Yemen not being conducive for asylum owing to the on-going war, Yemen continues to be a destination country for new arrivals from Somalia and a transit country for many asylum-seekers and migrants. UNHCR benefits from a strong collaboration with partners, refugee community leaders and with the General Bureau of Refugee Affairs (BRA) at national and local level.  

Key Priorities

In 2017, UNHCR in Yemen will: 
•    Ensure critical protection interventions and service delivery for internally displaced people through initiatives such as protection monitoring and multi-sectoral assessments, psychosocial counselling, legal assistance and multipurpose cash grants;
•    Continue to work together with the Yemeni authorities to improve the accuracy and credibility of data on refugees and asylum-seekers and their specific needs;
•    Work together with key partners, such as IOM, to enhance the capacity and impact of a regional awareness-raising initiative on the risks of irregular migration; 
•    Support voluntary return for people for whom return and reintegration is appropriate;
•    Maintain its coordination and leadership role in the Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management and Shelter/NFI clusters; and co-lead with IOM the Task Force on Population Movement.