Escalation of fighting in Sana’a, Marib and Al Jawf governorates displaces thousands
ERC condemns attacks on NGOs in Al Dhale’e
Medical aid bridge transporting patients for treatment in Jordan launched
UN calls for protection of civilians as war casualties spike in Marib and Al JAwf governorates
Humanitarian community expresses concern about shrinking operating space
31 of 41 UN major aid programmes face reduction or closure due to lack of funding
Heavy rains and floods hit southern governorates YHF allocates US$3.5m for critical services
The first case of COVID-19 in Yemen is announced Aid agencies ramp up efforts to contain COVID-19
Yemen is hit by massive flooding for the second time
COVID-19 threatens food availability Humanitarian agencies sound the alarm on Yemen and call for urgent funding.
UN warns a tragedy is unfolding as funding shortages persist Pledging conference makes urgent plea for US$2.41 billion to save lives
Third wave of heavy rains and flooding hit southern and eastern governorates
New food security analysis shows an alarming increase in the number of people facing high levels of acute food insecurity in southern governorates
Funding shortage forces closure of life- saving programmes as needs rise Fuel crisis impacts the aid operation in northern governorates
New wave of torrential rains and floods cause devastation across Yemen
Fuel crisis in northern governorate holds back the humanitarian response and drives food price increases A Second YHF Reserve Allocation provides life-line funding for COVID-19 response and supports the Rapid Response Mechanism
Fuel crisis increases food prices and continues to restrict the aid operation Exchange rate in southern governorates reaches all-time low CERF funding boosts COVID-19 response & health programmes Lack of funding cripples humanitarian operations in Yemen
Patients return home to Yemen after medical treatment in Jordan Civilian casualties peak in October
Rial reaches all-time low in southern governorates, compounding food security risks
SOM II recommit to tackling the humanitarian crisis in Yemen as the situation deteriorates
Pooled funds allocate $167 million to underfunded response areas
UN agencies warn that window to prevent famine in Yemen is narrowing as new food security analysis finds that 13.5 million people face high levels of acute food insecurity
Security Council calls for urgent action to avert famine and prevent closure of UN programmes
Attack on Aden airport causes dozens of civilian casualties as new government arrived in Yemen
Heavy rains and flash floods affect about 80,000 people across ten governments
Closure of the Aden-Sana’a route due to fighting in Al Dhale’e Governorate strains humanitarian operations
Displacement and civilian casualties increase amid escalating fighting in Al Dhale’e Governorate
More than 5,000 migrants detained in Aden, Lahj and Abyan
Northern governorates face acute fuel shortages
11 March 2019
Dozens of civilians wounded and killed in attacks in Hajjah Governorate. Widespread displacement reported in Bani Hasan subdistrict
Increase in suspected cholera and acute watery diarrhea cases recorded in first quarter of 2019
26 February 2019
Donors pledge over $2.6 billion to ramp up humanitarian aid in Yemen
26 February 2019
WFP gains access to Red Sea Mills for the first time in six months
25 February 2019
2019 Humanitarian Response Plan seeking $4.2 billion to deliver assistance to 21.4 million people in need launched
25 January 2019
Fire at the Red Sea Mills in Al Hudaydah City damaged wheat stored by WFP
WFP raises monthly food assistance target to 12 million people
Hostilities in Hajjah Governorate caused a spike in civilian casualties and increased displacement
Parties adopt Stockholm Agreement and ceasefire enters into force in Hudaydah. UN Security Council endorses Stockholm Agreement
Political consultations take place in Sweden
06 December 2018
Integrated Phase Classification confirms 20.1 million Yemenis food insecure – including 238,000 people in Phase 5
UN Security Council considers Yemen under the “conflict and hunger” agenda established by resolution 2417
Economic crisis intensifies, including rapid depreciation of Yemeni rial
28 September 2018
Mandate extended for UN Human Rights Council Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen
9 August 2018
Air strike hits school bus in Sa’ada, killing dozens
Major military escalation occurs in western Yemen, mainly in Al Hudaydah, Hajjah and Taizz governorates
UN Secretary-General convenes high-level pledging conference in Geneva, raising $2 billion for humanitarian action
CERF allocates $50 million to Yemen – the largest ever single allocation
After a missile is fired towards Riyadh, the SLC closes all Yemeni air, land and seaports. After concerted advocacy, the blockade is eased to allow humanitarian supplies to enter Red Sea ports.
14 May 2017
The government of Yemen GOY declared cholera as a national emergency.
27 April 2017
Second wave of cholera outbreak in Yemen in 21 governorates
Conflict intensifies in Al Mukha along the western coast leading to significant displacement.
6 Oct 2016
The Ministry of Health announces a cholera outbreak. As of 25 October, 51 cases had been confirmed in nine governorates, and 1,148 suspected cases were being investigated.
Sana’a airport is closed to commercial traffic. Only humanitarian flights are allowed.
Early Jan 2016
Formal ceasefire ends as peace talks conclude without result. Clashes and air strikes escalate across the country.
18 Aug 2015
UN designates Yemen a “level-three” emergency – the highest level.
1 Jul 2015
Air strikes hit Hudaydah port, destroying critical infrastructure at Yemen’s largest port. Before the crisis, Hudaydah port handled the majority of Yemen’s imports – essential to the flow of food, medicine and fuel into the country.
19 - 26 March 2015
Rapid escalation in conflict. On 19 March, suicide bombings target two mosques in Sana’a, killing nearly 150 people and injuring 350 people. Houthi/Saleh forces advance south towards Taizz, Lahj and Aden. On 26 March, a Saudi-led military coalition begins air strikes on Houthi-affiliated targets. Fighting and air strikes escalate quickly across the country