ADO is celebrating a new achievement of its membership which was recently announced in The Annual General Meeting of the International Cerebral Palsy Society.
Today, corresponding to 14/11/2023, at its head office in the capital city, Abs Development Organization for Woman and Child (ADO), under the supervision of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (SCMCHA), and the Ministry of Public Health and Population representatives, the bids for equipping Kidney Dialysis Center in Abs City of Hajjah Governorate were opened and reviewed by the organization’s tender committee before the attended applicants’ representatives applying for the tender. This procedure comes as one of ADO efforts to ensure the provision of special medical care through a well-equipped dialysis center following the specifications required for the patients in the targeted area. The supply of such modern high-quality devices is expected to contribute to the quality of services provided and health care improvement. Additionally, this procedure aims to enhance transparency and equality in the tender processes ensuring the best possible value is achieved for the beneficiaries.
Statement of solidarity of Yemeni organizations with the rights of the Palestinian people and condemnation and denunciation of the violations they are subjected to by the Zionist occupation.
We, the Yemeni humanitarian organizations, express our deep denunciation and strong condemnation of the unjust war to which the Palestinian people are subjected by the Zionists.
We call on the world to oblige the Zionists to respect human rights laws, international humanitarian law and the First, Second, Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions and their annexes, and to stand together to protect unarmed civilians in the Gaza Strip.
We strongly condemn the use of excessive force and unjustified violence by the occupying Zionists, which cause thousands of innocent victims, mostly children, women and the elderly. The right of Palestinians to live in peace must be protected and respected under international law.
We stress that the cutting off food, medicine, water, electricity and all the sources of life for the Gaza Strip is a flagrant violation of international law and United Nations resolutions and is a war crime.
The United Nations bears full responsibility for the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza. The United Nations and its agencies as well as international organizations must act immediately to provide relief to civilians and provide all necessary medicine, food, water, clothing, bread and shelter in such a war.
We call on the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent to act and be present on the ground.
We call on Arab and Islamic organizations to stand together and help the civilians in Gaza.
We also call for the opening of urgent humanitarian corridors for the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza Strip.
We also call on the free world and the United Nations, represented by the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to take responsibility for the immoral and inhumane catastrophe in Gaza, to stand up to the Zionist aggressors, to stop the war immediately and to address its effects.
We, the humanitarian organizations in Yemen, call on all those who are able, businessmen, civil society organizations and the government to support the afflicted people of Palestine and provide a helping hand.
We express our deep concern at the suffocating siege imposed by the Zionist state on the Gaza Strip as well as the restriction of freedom of movement in the West Bank.
We call on the international community to promote human rights, justice and peace in the region.
We call for the need to reach a just and comprehensive political solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinians to establish their independent State with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
- Abs Development Organization for Woman & Child (ADO).
- Abyan Youth Foundation.
- Enqath Foundation For Development (EFD)
- Rawahil Development Foundation (RFD).
- Tomorrow Foundation for sustainable and humanitarian relief.
- Qiam Relief and Development Foundation QRD
- Children Protection and Care Organization (CPCO).
- Woman for Peace and Development Organization
- Rahma Humanitarian Foundation
- Ola Al-Majd for Development.
- Sana’a Coalition for Relief and Development SCRD
- Tafani Organization for Development
- SalamYemen Foundation for Relief and Development
- The Coalition of Humanitarian Relief CHR
- Child Home Organization (Home for the Homeless)
- Humanitarian Work Library – Yemen.
- Kuaidna Political Intellectual Forum
- Fanar Aden Foundation for Humanitarian Works.
- Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development.
- Al-Amal Development Association – Shabwa
- Al-Ebda’ Assembly for Women Development
- White Hands Association Women Development Charity.
- Weaam Empowerment Foundation.
- Khadija Development Foundation.
- Arab Human Rights Foundation.
- Nedaa Foundation for Development
- Yemen International Agency for Development.
- Al-Akhar Peace and Development Centre
- For Human Development Association
- Basamat Development Foundation.
- Hayat Youth Group
- Twasul Foundation For Human Development.
- Nahr Al-Ataa Development Foundation.
- AFAQ Humanitarian Relief Organization
- Emkan Foundation for Development and Entrepreneurship
- Muzun Charity Foundation
- Al-Zahra Development Foundation (ZDF).
- Yemeni National Midwives Association
- Al-Khair Foundation for Development
- Democracy School.
- Relief & Development Peer Foundation – RDP
- Best Future Foundation
- I am for my country foundation.
- Tamdeen Youth Foundation.
- Social Development Hodeidah Girls Foundation SDHGF
- Steps Foundation for Civil Development.
- Nahda Makers Organization –NMO
- Yanabe’ Al Khair Charity Foundation (YKF).
- National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response NFDHR
- Life Makers Meeting Place Organization LMMPO.
- Rofaqa for Human Development (RHD).
- Al-Samoud Foundation for Rehabilitation and Development
- Ramz Development Foundation.
- Medical Mercy Foundation MMF.
- Amal Organization for Relief and Development.
- Al-Hikma Al-Yamani Charitable Society, Aden Branch
- Coordination Body for Yemeni NGOs for Child Rights
- SOS Foundation For Development
- Assistance for Response and Development.
- Forcibly Displaced Foundation for Development and Rights
- Hayat e FAO Organization
- Qiam Voluntary Team QVT
- Society for Humanitarian Solidarity SHS.
- Gusoor Organization for Peace and Coexistence.
- Nabd El-Hayah Foundation
- Yemen General Union of Sociologists, Social Workers and Psychologists (YGUSSWP).
- Social Kind Eart Foundation SKEF.
- Make Hope Development and Relief MHDR.
- Developmental Reayah Foundation DRF
- Mysarah Foundation for Development.
- ESAD Development Foundation.
- Al-Afdal Foundation for Development
- Yemen Peace School Organization.
- Basmat Hayat Association for Humanitarian Action PHA
- National Prisoner Foundation NPF
- Women Foundation for Development WFD
- Reduction of Humanitarian Disaster Organization
- Khudh Beyadi Foundation for Development KBFD
- Raising Organization for Children Rights Development ROC
- Human Conscience Foundation for Development
- Experts Foundation for Development
- Yemeni Foundation for Voluntary Work
- Shamat Al Khair Foundation for Sustainable Development
- Al-Rafa Foundation for Sustainable Development
- Iris Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response
- First Lady Foundation for Development
- Together We Rise Foundation for Women and Children Care
- Al Raja Foundation for Awareness and Development
- Al-Aman Organization for Blind Women Care AOBWC
- Al-Omr for Building the Afterlife Charitable and Development Association.
- Shahamat Watan Foundation for Rights and Development
- Nabd Development and Evolution Organization – NDEO
Representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) met today with members of the Localization of Humanitarian Action and Optimization of its Response Mechanisms initiative in Yemen to discuss the reality of the humanitarian response in Yemen and to hear the voice of civil society organizations.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Hussein Al Suhaily, Founder of Tamdeen Youth Foundation and Coordinator of the Localization Initiative, welcomed Lisa Magnollay Karlen, Head of MENA Section, SDC Bern, Sabina Läderach, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in Oman, Nadine Andrea Jaeggi, Programme Officer Yemen, SDC Amman, and Abeer Al Absi, Liaison Coordinator.
“We are pleased with this meeting, which represents an important step to support the national organizations’ efforts to establish a more efficient and locally led humanitarian response model and to support the transition from humanitarian response to development.”
Al Suhaily explained that the Localization of Humanitarian Action Initiative in Yemen stemmed from the urgent local need and the relevant international conventions, such as the “Grand Bargain” and the “Charter for Change”, to assess and correct the humanitarian response and to reach fair, equitable and transparent partnerships with all.
“Local organizations have proven their competence in providing humanitarian response and their ability to implement programs, projects and activities throughout Yemen. They know and understand the local context to provide support better and are part of the community.” He added
However, progress in empowering local organizations since 2015 falls short of expectations. We therefore count on the Swiss Agency and the donor community to commit United Nations and international organizations to genuine localization, empowering local actors and promoting sustainability.
Lisa Magnollay Karlen, Head of MENA Section, SDC Bern, expressed her great pleasure in this meeting to understand the challenges facing the humanitarian response in Yemen, strengthen partnerships with Yemeni organizations, support the transition from humanitarian action to development, and build the capacity of local actors.
“The strategy of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Amman focuses on improving the provision of humanitarian aid in Yemen from an economic and local perspective, helping local organizations develop sustainable development projects, and supporting projects that create jobs and improve the citizens’ livelihoods.” She explained
Nadine Andrea Jaeggi, Programme Officer in Yemen, SDC Amman, confirmed the Swiss Agency’s commitment to working with local actors in Yemen towards sustainable development.
She noted the importance of strengthening the potential for recovery, planning and development services, so that people, with the support of their local organizations, can better rebuild their lives.
Subsequently, Ms. Aisha Thawab, Chairwoman of ABS Organization, presented a summary of the Triple Nexus which includes strengthening coordination and cooperation between humanitarian and development actors, peacebuilding to address the root causes of conflict and crisis, and building sustainable solutions for the future.
Thawab stressed the need to activate the Triple Nexus and invest in building the capacity of local authorities and civil society organizations to lead humanitarian and development efforts and promote inclusive and accountable governance.
At the meeting, Mr. Abdulqawi Hajeb, Manager of the Localization Program at Tamdeen Youth Foundation, gave a presentation on the achievements of the Localization Initiative Team in the areas of networking and coordination at the national and international levels, the development of tools for measuring the localization indicators and data collection, and the completion of the baseline report for the Localization Performance Indicators in Yemen, with technical support from the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), and the HAG Team, and the steps achieved in preparing Yemen’s National Humanitarian Response Strategy, with the support of the Danish Council (DRC), as well as the National Strategy for Advocacy and Strengthening the Role of Local Organizations.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of the private sector and Yemeni banks, who presented their contribution to alleviating the humanitarian crisis and providing humanitarian and development services, including cash transfers, loans and financial services.
It included hearing the voices of local organizations members of the Localization Initiative who participated in the meeting “virtually” from Aden, Hadramaut and Marib.
It concluded with the importance of the donor community’s support to localize humanitarian action in Yemen, and adopt participatory planning and coordination between civil society, the private sector and government agencies in accordance with a more efficient and locally led humanitarian response model.
Civil society organizations in Yemen follow and participate in all international events related to humanitarian and community work either by commemorating them or by participating in their commemoration. In doing so, it reminds all of the governmental, civil, and non-governmental organizations of their responsibility towards Yemen and that they must endeavor to transform their commitments translating them from slogans into action through programs and projects implemented on the ground.
Yemen’s civil society organizations demand interacting with their issues, responding to the needs, filling gaps in funding shortfalls, and achieving a community-based and national partnership to contribute to maximizing the impact of their efforts.
The slogan of World Social Responsibility Day 2023, which translates the sixth goal of sustainable development goals 2030 “Clean water and hygiene”, will be the theme of this year “Strengthening international cooperation and supporting capacity-building in water and sanitation activities” This slogan reflects the great challenges facing millions of people in Yemen at this difficult time.
Approximately 15.4 million people need clean drinking water and sanitation services to avoid the risk of cholera and other deadly diseases, in which overcrowded living conditions in camps and associated low immunization rates and inaccessibility to many children have contributed to measles and Rubella cases.
1. Abs Development Organization for Woman & Child (ADO).
2. Humanitarian Work Library – Yemen.
3. Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian.
4. Al Amal Development Association – Shabwa
5. Tomorrow Foundation for sustainable and humanitarian relief.
6. Muzun Charity Foundation
7. Democracy School.
8. Enqath Foundation For Development (EFD)
9. Ola Al-Majd for Development.
10.Yamany Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Works (YDH).
11.Basamat Development Foundation.
12.Yemen International Agency for Development.
13.Neda’a Foundation for Development.
14.Amal Organization for Relief and Development.
15. Make Hope Development and Relief
16.Weaam Empowerment Foundation.
17.Wathiqun Foundation for Development.
18.Al-Twasul For Human Development.
19.Abyan Youth Foundation.
20.Fanar Aden Foundation for Humanitarian Works.
21.White Hands Association Women Development Charity.
22.The Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Disabled in Al-Muftah District
23.Rawabi Al-Nahdah Foundation.
24.Nasaem Development Corporation
25.Arab Human Rights Foundation.
26.Qudrah organization for sustainable development
27.I am for my country foundation.
28.Best Future Foundation
29.Hemmat Shabab Foundation For Development.
30.Angela for Development and Humanitarian Response.
31.Tamdeen Youth Foundation.
32.Medical Mercy Foundation.
33.Mysarah Foundation for Development.
34.Social Kind Earth Foundation SKEF.
35.Al-Zahra Development Foundation (ZDF).
36.Relief & Development Peer Foundation – RDP
37.SalamYemen Foundation for Relief and Development
38.The Coalition of Humanitarian Relief CHR
39.Khadija Development Foundation.
40.Hope Ambassadors Association.
Millions still struggling to survive
in Yemen, as the cost of food soars 300%,
humanitarian actors warn.
One year since the non-renewal of the formal truce in Yemen we, the undersigned 48 organizations, call for urgent action to address the deteriorating economic crisis affecting civilians across Yemen, but particularly in areas controlled by the Internationally Recognized Government (IRG).
For the last eight years and since the conflict escalated in 2015, Yemen’s economy has steadily declined. Today, it is on the verge of collapse. While economic challenges are rife across the country, rising inflation and the deterioration of public services are making life unbearable for hundreds of thousands of families in IRG- controlled areas. Power stations are shutting down due to a lack of fuel and high prices as refineries are not operating. As a result, power outages in Aden are reaching 17 hours per day, amid soaring temperatures, impacting service provision and economic activity. The irregularity and delays in the payment of public wages remains a major issue across the country. Across southern governorates, schools struggled to reopen in September because of teacher strikes over pay, disrupting access to education for thousands of children. While protests have been ongoing the past eight years, in recent weeks, they have gained renewed momentum with demonstrators taking to the streets to protest severe living conditions, calling for “bread, water, and power.”
As of August 2023, more than 50% of households in IRG-controlled areas are unable to meet their basic food requirements as the price of a minimum food basket – food a family needs to survive for a month – has increased by nearly 300% in the past five years.2 Basic food prices have also surged exponentially. For instance, the cost of wheat has increased 400 percent – from 9,500 YER in 2018 to 35,400 YER per 50 kilos today.3 As families struggle to put food on the table, malnutrition increased in 2023 compared to 2022.
Fatma, a 50-year-old single mother from Aden said: “My little children beg me to take them to school. They don’t understand that I can’t buy them lunch, let alone books and clothes. My husband died a few years ago, and we were left with nothing. Sometimes I have to go out and beg for money.”
The economic downturn has led to high levels of unemployment and poverty. Hundreds of businesses have been disrupted or destroyed during the conflict, leaving many without livelihoods opportunities. With the average monthly salary at 60,000 YER – approximately US $42 – families are struggling to cover half of their food needs for a month, even before costs such as water, fuel, and medical care. Across the south, the value of the Yemeni Riyal (YER) has dropped more than 28 percent against the dollar in the past 12 months alone. This is further impacting the affordability of essential food and medical care.
Fighting has markedly decreased since the truce, which expired on 2 October 2022, yet competition over revenue from ports, trade, banking, and natural resources and sporadic armed clashes are increasing tensions. Parties to the conflict continue to resort to economic tactics which have inflicted hardships on civilians, particularly across southern governorates. These include the implementation of competing
monetary policies and excessive exchange and remittance fees. The fragmentation of the Central Bank of Yemen has led to conflicting policies, double taxation, and two separate currencies, impacting intraYemeni trade in goods and services.
The critical ports in Aden and Mukalla, essential for the import and export of goods, continue to experience delays, and security challenges, impacting the flow of vital food and medical supplies. Furthermore, the absence of a comprehensive social protection system has reduced the ability of families to cope with economic shocks and compounded the crisis. As parties fail to agree on measures to stabilize the economic situation, including the payment of public salaries, thousands more households could experience further suffering and face extreme hunger.
Across the country, women and children are disproportionately impacted. Women often eat least and last, giving priority to children and other family members, and are further exposed to risks and experience the highest levels of all forms of violence. Girls are at increased risk of early marriage to reduce the number of family members to feed, and as a source of income. Increasingly, people in Yemen are being forced to adopt negative coping mechanisms such as begging for food and money. While children are at increased risk of child labour and begging and may be forced to drop out of school.
To address the deteriorating economic crisis, and alleviate the suffering of civilians, we call for the following urgent actions to be taken:
- The IRG, with support from the international community must take concrete measures to resolve the power crisis and ensure access to basic services, including healthcare, sanitation, water, and education, in coordination with local actors. This must include funding and support for social protection systems, especially for those at risk of food insecurity.
- Parties to the conflict should cooperate to respond to the needs of all Yemenis, including regular public sector salary payments nationwide, affordable basic commodities, the resumption of exports, a functional banking system and facilitating commercial activity.
- The international community should support a fully funded economic recovery plan to stabilise the economy and prevent further food price rises, as well as provide foreign reserves to subsidize commercial imports of food and fuel.
- Donors must fund the 70 percent gap in the humanitarian response for critical sectors including protection, health, education, and disburse existing pledges. Donors should operationalise a humanitarian-development nexus approach and support durable solutions to strengthen resilience and self-reliance.
- Parties to conflict should continue to negotiate towards an inclusive, sustainable peace to prevent further deterioration of the economy.
Yemen is at a critical juncture. Concerted efforts by parties to the conflict and the international community are needed now to support stability, peace, and prosperity.
Yemeni Civil Society Organisations
- Abs Development Organization for Woman & Child (ADO)
- Abyan Youth Foundation
- Al Amal Development Association – Shabwa
- Al-Twasul for Human Development
- Al-Zahra Development Foundation (ZDF)
- Amal Organization for Relief and Development
- Angela for Development and Humanitarian Response
- Arab Human Rights Foundation
- Basamat Development Foundation
- Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian
- Best Future Foundation
- Democracy School
- Enqath Foundation for Development (EFD)
- Fanar Aden Foundation for Humanitarian Works
- Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development
- Humanitarian Work Library – Yemen
- I Am for My Country Foundation
- Make Hope Development and Relief
- Medical Mercy Foundation
- Muzun Charity Foundation
- Mysarah Foundation for Development
- Nasaem Development Corporation
- Neda’a Foundation for Development
- Ola Al-Majd for Development
- Qudrah Organization for Sustainable Development
- Rawabi Alnahdah Foundation
- Social Kind Eart Foundation SKEF
- Tamdeen Youth Foundation
- The Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Disabled in Al-Muftah District
- Tomorrow Foundation for Sustainable and Humanitarian Relief
- Wathiqun Foundation for Development
- Weaam Empowerment Foundation
- White Hands Association Women Development Charity
- Yamany Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Works (YDH)
- Yemen International Agency for Development
International Non-Government Organisations
- Action for Humanity International
- Danish Refugee Council
- Geneva Call
- International Rescue Committee
- Muslim Hands
- Norwegian Refugee Council
- People in Need
- Save the Children
- War Child UK
 https://www.unescwa.org/sites/default/files/pubs/pdf/multidimensional_poverty_in_yemen–ry_0.pdf 2 Food Security Cluster, August 2023. 3 Food Security Cluster, August 2023.
 Yemen: IPC Acute Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Snapshot – Acute Malnutrition October 2022 – September
on Yemen Humanitarian
Situation and Funding Gap
Already exhausted by more than eight years of war, over 21.6 million people, 75 percent of the Yemeni population, are grappling with humanitarian needs. The people of Yemen need and want to look into the future and move away from humanitarian assistance towards self-reliance and rebuilding their country. Yemen stands at the historic opportunity for a shift towards lasting peace. The humanitarian community is committed to supporting this shift.
Today, we are still faced with 17 million people who are food insecure. This includes 6.1 million people in the emergency phase under the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), which signifies extreme food shortages and acute malnutrition, especially affecting women and children, with a risk of hunger-related deaths. Yemen faces critical water shortages for both agricultural production and human use. Nearly 15.4 million people require access to safe water and sanitation to avoid being at risk of cholera and other deadly diseases. Overcrowded living conditions in camps, low immunization rates, and inaccessibility to many children, have seen an increase in measles and rubella cases. Yemen’s health system continues to crumble under the pressure to meet increasing needs with little or no resources, resulting in an estimated 20.3 million people lacking access to healthcare. Across the country, one woman dies every two hours during pregnancy or childbirth, while 6 of 10 births occur without a skilled birth attendant. Mine clearance must be highly prioritized, as Yemen remains one of the world’s most contaminated countries with explosive remnants of war (ERW) leading to death and maiming, particularly children.
At least 17.7 million people require protection assistance and services. Women and girls, in particular, face increased risks of violence and exploitation while trying to access basic services due to distant, challenging journeys. More than 9 million children are at risk and need protection and essential services. Nearly one in four Yemenis, or over 5.5 million people, suffer from mental health disorders, mainly as a result of living for years in conflict, and require medical intervention. Tens of thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers travelling on one of the world’s most hazardous routes between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East are exposed to many dangers, including violence, being caught in the conflict frontline, trafficking, and detainment. An estimated 209,000 migrants and more than 71,000 refugees and asylum seekers remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance throughout the country, particularly children who are extremely vulnerable to severe dangers.
Despite the magnitude of these humanitarian needs, the decreasing funding trends continue to worry the humanitarian community in Yemen, with a huge funding gap, steadily rising over the past 5 years, further compounding the situation. By August 2023, the Humanitarian Response Plan has seen only 31.2 percent of the USD 4.34 billion needed in funding, resulting in drastic and concerning cuts to aid, impacting the most vulnerable in Yemen. Among these, the recently announced global funding cuts by WFP will lead to a suspension of malnutrition prevention interventions in Yemen from end of September, affecting 2.4 million people. Funding cuts are leaving millions of already vulnerable people exposed to circulating disease outbreaks, hunger, and limited access to health care, as support to health facilities in the most vulnerable areas is also reducing. After 2019, when humanitarian funding was at 87 percent, the funding coverage repeatedly fell well short of needs, eventually amounting to barely over 50 percent in 2022.
In 2022, 43 percent of Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) reached local organizations and while this percentage is a promising increase within this funding mechanism, it has amounted to $32.2 million. This represents a very low percentage of overall funding for Yemen. Concerning levels of funding in 2023 will also negatively impact the thriving and active civil society space and their ability to operate. Increasing quality funding for Yemeni civil society organizations, including women-led organizations, will ensure improved outreach to communities and a positive step towards honoring commitments to localization.
The country’s economy has also been ravaged. The continued challenges over fuel, weak and contradictory currencies and fiscal policies, and ongoing inflation are impacting the ability of the population to afford essential goods and services, pushing them to resort to irreversible negative coping strategies. The international community must, alongside humanitarian assistance, support Yemen by investing in an economic financial package aimed to stabilize local currencies, support and enable commercial import of commodities into the country, and support solutions towards a mechanism to pay civil servant salaries.
Furthermore, with the hope of peace, there is strong momentum to invest in durable solutions to displacement. This is positive as the international community must work to support Yemenis to find alternatives to displacement as soon as safe, dignified, and sustainable options become available. Hhumanitarian and development response plans designed to find pathways towards durable solutions to displacement must be informed by the views and preferences of displaced persons, especially in a context where conflict is ongoing. To fully do so, unhindered access is required to all communities to identify their needs and intentions. We hope the forthcoming 2023 Internal Displacement Solutions Fund (IDSF) will priorities Yemen. This, in time, will also alleviate dependence on humanitarian assistance.
Humanitarian partners continue to deliver aid to an average of 9 million people each month. Between January and July 2023, over 13.6 million people were reached with food assistance, over 4.7 million people were provided with water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, over 2.6 million people received healthcare assistance and over 3 million people received nutritional support.
As international and national actors within the humanitarian and development communities in Yemen, we acknowledge the generosity of the donor community in supporting the response over the years and urge donor Member States to urgently consider:
· Upscaling of quality and flexible humanitarian funding, in line with the 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan so that UN, INGOs, and particularly to Yemeni civil society organisations, including those supporting women and girls, are empowered to meet needs and to avoid a regression of gains made towards strengthening the resilience of the people of Yemen and support them to regain self-reliance. Yemen’s humanitarian response requires an expanded and more diversified number of donors.
· Ensuring equity of funding across sectors, including those that have traditionally seen underfunding, such as health, education, and protection, mindful that humanitarian support in these sectors has a determining role in longer-term recovery and the country’s future.
· Ensuring humanitarian funding is made available as early as possible in the year and continued at regular intervals across the year to enable uninterrupted service delivery.
· Working closely with the undersigned towards collectively increasing coherence between humanitarian and development aid, within a space that supports and encourages inclusive peace efforts. Upscaling of development funding must be a priority, while at the same time not undermining humanitarian funding to address ongoing needs.
As Maya, 10, a landmine survivor, said, “Children and the young generation of today will have a bright future, if the resources are made available. But the leadership must come from the world. My message is to help the children of Yemen live in peace.”
1. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
2. International Organization for Migration (IOM)
3. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
4. UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Yemen
5. UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
6. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
7. World Health Organization (WHO)
International non-governmental organizations
2. Action Contre la Faim (ACF)
3. Action For Humanity International
7. Danish Refugee Council
8. Direct Aid
10. Geneva Call
11. Give Directly
12. Global Communities
13. Humanitarian Aid & Development Organization
14. Humanity & Inclusion – Handicap International
15. International Medical Corps (IMC)
16. The International Rescue Committee
18. Islamic Relief Yemen
19. Marie stopes International Yemen (MSIY)
20. Medecins du Monde (MdM)
21. Med Global (MG)
22. Mercy Corps
23. Muslim Hands
24. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
26. Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH)
27. People in Need
28. Save the Children
29. War Child Canada (WCC)
30. War Child UK (WCUK)
Yemeni civil society organizations
1. Abs Development Organization for Woman & Child (ADO)
2. Al Amal Development Association – Shabwa
3. All Girls Foundation for Development
4. Al Maroof Association for Humanitarian Development
5. Al Shafaqa Foundation for Kidney Failure and Cancer Care
6. Angela for Development and Humanitarian Response
7. Arab Human Rights Foundation
8. Association Trend of Human Development Mahweet Governorate
9. The Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of the Disabled in Al-Muftah District
10. Atar Foundation for Social Development
11. Basma Foundation for Child and Woman Development
12. Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief
13. Best Future Foundation
14. The Coalition of Humanitarian Relief (CHR)
15. Democracy School
16. Enqath Foundation For Development (EFD)
17. Enjaz Foundation for Development
18. Fanar Aden Foundation for Human Work
19. Food Save Association
20. For All Foundation for Development (FAF)
21. Future Makers Association
22. Generations Without Qat Organization (GWQ)
23. Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development
24. Humanitarian Work Library
25. I Am For My Country Foundation
26. I’m Rural Woman Organization for Community Development
27. Special Need Association Jameiat Al Iatijat Liltanmiat Al Ansania
28. Kayan foundation for Peace and Development
29. Khadija Foundation for Development
30. Knoz Yemen for Humanitarian Development
31. Life Smile Foundation
32. Make Hope for Development and Relief
33. Mysarah Foundation for Development
34. Nabd Development and Evolution Organization (NDEO)
35. Nasaem Foundation for Development
36. National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR)
37. Neda’a Foundation for Development
38. New Life for Solidarity and Development
39. Pioneers Foundation for Development and Rights – Lahj
40. Protection and Rehabilitation Center for Women and Girls
41. Qudrah Organization for Sustainable Development
42. Rawabi Al-Nahdah Developmental Foundation
43. Relief and Development Peer Foundation (RDP)
44. Red Crescent Division Abs
45. Rifa’a Organization for Community and Human Development
46. School Feeding and Humanitarian Relief Project
47. Social Development Hodeidah Girls Foundation
48. Socotra Foundation for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Relief
49. Socotra Women’s Foundation for Response and Development
50. Steps Foundation for Civil Development (STEPS)
51. Sufra Al Amal Association for the People with Special Needs
52. Tamdeen Youth Foundation
53. Tomorrow Foundation for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Relief
54. Weaam Empowerment Foundation
55. White Hands Association for Women’s Development
56. Yemen Center for Human Rights Studies (YCHRS-Aden)
57. Yemen Family Care Association (YFCA)
58. Yemen Karam Organization (YEKO)
59. Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF)
60. Yemen Peace School Organization
 HNO, Yemen, January 2023 – https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-needs-overview-2023-december-2022-enar
 UNFPA 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan https://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/resource-pdf/2023_UNFPA_Yemen_Humanitarian_Response_Brochure-EN.pdf
 ,HNO, Yemen, January 2023 – https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-needs-overview-2023-december-2022-enar
 WHO Tackling Mental Health Challenges in Yemen https://www.emro.who.int/yemen/news/tackling-mental-health-challenges-in-yemen-by-building-capacities.html
ADO conducted, yesterday 13 September 2023, an Induction Workshop for the Project: ” Yemen Hunger Crisis Response “, funded by the DKH. The workshop was attended by 20 participants representing many relevant authorities and stakeholders in Al Moukha District of Taiz Governorate.
as part of the activities of the Project: ” Increasing Resilience in the Western Coastal Areas of Yemen through Innovative and Sustainable Improvement of Food Security and Livelihoods for Returnees, IDPs, Migrants, and Host Communities in the Western Coastal Areas of Yemen”, funded by BMZ/DKH, and The Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, ADO conducts an Induction Workshop for 18 participants representing many relevant bodies and authorities in Al Moukha District of Taiz Governorate.
The Abs Developmental Organization for Women and Children attended its first banner with the launch of the Civil Society Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) (which is the only Arab organization in this committee), where Dr. expressed. Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organization, expressed his pride in working closely with the members of this committee, and explained that the goals of the WHO cannot be achieved except by working with this committee, as it is the one that can identify problems and needs and also suggest solutions.. WHO also considered that This committee is the central pillar of WHO’s commitments to engage with civil society, and this work aims to have 3 goals:
1- Encouraging civil society to set priorities.
2- Asking for their guidance to develop our intervention strategies.
3- Engaging with civil society organizations on global health priorities