Yemen – Fourth Humanitarian Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM IV) (DG ECHO)

(Source: EEAS)

On 23 June 2022, the European Union (DG ECHO) and Sweden co-hosted the fourth Yemen Humanitarian Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM IV). The event, preceded by technical preparatory meetings on 22 June, gathered around 100 participants, including donors, UN agencies, ICRC, international and national NGOs, as well as development actors, in particular the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and DG INTPA. As indicated in the Co-Chairs Summary of SOM IV, participants agreed on 11 concrete measures addressing humanitarian advocacy, access, quality of aid and the nexus between humanitarian, peace and development initiatives. Participants agreed to establish a monitoring and early warning capacity on food security to allow timely action against famine. The European Commission has allocated EUR 135 million of humanitarian funding in 2022, providing millions of people with multi sector humanitarian assistance including food assistance, protection, safe drinking water, shelter, and medical treatments.

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