Daily Noon Briefing Highlights-January 6, 2022

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Ethiopia: OCHA states that the situation in the northern part of the country remains unpredictable and volatile.

In Tigray, the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and tensions are limiting the movement of humanitarian supplies along the only available route (Semera-Abara-Mek’ele). After December 15, trucks carrying humanitarian supplies could not enter Tigray.

Since July 12, only 1,338 trucks have entered Tigray, less than 12% of the required trucks. You need 100 trucks daily to meet the scale and scope of your needs.

As of January 3, the partner feeding Tigray has only about 10,000 liters of fuel left. However, at least 60,000 liters of fuel are required to ship the limited food currently available in Mek’ele (approximately 4,000 metric tons).

If humanitarian supplies, fuel and cash are not delivered to Tigray immediately, some UN and non-governmental organizations will be forced to suspend operations.

New migrations continue to be reported, including migrations from the Afar and Amhara regions, and Tigray’s Western Zone. Voluntary and systematic IDP returns are also underway in all three regions. There is a great need in areas of return, such as food, water, sanitation and shelter. Humanitarian partners will continue to work with authorities to ensure that returns are properly planned, voluntary and dignified, and that returnees receive appropriate support.

Humanitarian organizations continue to provide significant support despite challenges. In Amharic, more than 33,000 people have received shelter and non-food in the past week, for a total of 586,000. Food rations continue in Afar, Amharic and Tigray, but well below the required levels.

The United Nations urgently urges all parties to grant unobstructed and sustainable access to the people of Tigray, Amharic and Afar.

Yemen: OCHA warns that lack of funding continues to affect Yemen’s humanitarian activities.

The 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan Received 58% of the demand for funds, leaving a gap of US $ 1.6 billion.

As a result, aid agencies have been forced to reduce and close critical programs. As reported in December, emergency food aid for 8 million people has been reduced nationwide. Assisted reproductive technology, water, protection and other programs are also shrinking.

The United Nations is urging donors to maintain and, if possible, increase funding for humanitarian responses in Yemen, which represents the lifeline of 16 million people. In 2022, the United Nations will work closely with all stakeholders to promote Yemen’s stronger economy, as economic collapse is the main driver of humanitarian needs.

It will be distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights-January 6, 2022

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