BACKGROUND TO THE CRISIS
Recent fighting in Amran, Yemen between Houthi fighters and government forces has displaced more than 70,000 people. As of July 4, air raids had killed approximately 200 civilians. Schools, hospitals and government compounds have been directly targeted by violence and air strikes. Around 500,000 people within Amran governorate are thought to be affected by the crisis. IDPs are in urgent need of food, shelter, protection, access to safe water, sanitation facilities, and healthcare. Violence and roadblocks are preventing many people from leaving Amran and making the area almost completely inaccessible for humanitarian agencies to provide much needed assistance.
You can find our full analysis of the funding situation in Yemen
Read ACAPS’ full analysis of the needs, provided in parallel to our own analysis
GHA AND THE START NETWORK
The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform their funding allocation decisions. The START network is a consortium of British-based Humanitarian INGOs, which has recently launched its own fund to help fill funding gaps and enable rapid response to under-reported crises where need is great.
When the START members issue a funding alert, we produce (within 12 hours) a rapid overview of the humanitarian funding picture – recent funding, an overview of appeals and funds, and analysis of donor trends. The analysis is targeted not only at the START network but to a wider set of stakeholders engaged in these crises – including donors, humanitarian organisations, analysts, advocates, and citizens.