Canada’s new humanitarian support in Yemen

Backgrounder

Canada announced $12.1 million for humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected people in Yemen. This assistance to humanitarian partners will help save lives, alleviate suffering among the Yemeni people and address the particular needs of women and girls in the following ways:

  • The World Food Programme will receive $6.5 million to improve the food security and nutrition of the most vulnerable people in Yemen by providing:
    • emergency food assistance; and
    • nutritional treatment and support for children under the age of five, and pregnant and nursing mothers.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross will receive $2.5 million to help improve the living conditions and protection of conflict-affected people in Yemen, including by:
    • repairing and upgrading water systems;
    • providing food and nutritional supplements; and
    • supporting health-care facilities in offering timely and quality services, including mother-and-child care and protection against disease, to violence-affected communities.
  • The United Nations Population Fund will receive $2 million to provide psychosocial assistance, health services, equipment and medication to Yemeni women and girls who have suffered sexual and gender-based violence and to distribute dignity kits and reproductive health kits.
  • The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will receive $1.15 million to support and administer the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund to:
    • support life-saving and -sustaining activities while filling critical funding gaps in providing health care, protection, clean water, sanitation services, food supplies, shelter materials and other urgent needs;
    • promote timely needs-based assistance in accordance with humanitarian principles; and
    • strengthen coordination among humanitarian partners.

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