The Government of Japan has decided to grant humanitarian assistance toYementhrough UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and WHO amounting to 22.6 million US dollars to mitigate the sufferings of Yemeni people who have been facing serious humanitarian crises due to the political and economic turmoil.
The funds fromJapanwill be distributed and utilised for the following programmes;
1. UNDP: Youth Employment Programme (US$ 2 million),
- UNHCR: Assistance for African Refugees and IDPs (US$ 4.5million : shelter, food, health, essential items for living etc),
- UNICEF: Assistance for children and IDPs (US$ 6.6million: water, vaccines, nutrition, education, landmine protection programme, etc),
- WFP: Food Assistance for IDPs and the vulnerables (US$ 7.5 million),
- WHO: Health Assistance for IDPs and the vulnerables (US$ 2 million).
A delivery ceremony was held today in Sana’a in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al-Saadi, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Mr. Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and the Representatives of the UN agencies.
Japan has been one of the largest donors to Yemen for decades. The decision has been made at this timing in response to the Humanitarian Appeal for Yemen 2012, which highlights the US$ 447 million urgent humanitarian needs in Yemen, and to help the new Government of Yemen provide its urgent humanitarian services to many Yemeni people, IDPs and African refugees suffered under the current post-conflict crises.