In December 2016, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), an umbrella organisation that brings together the 13 leading UK aid charities, issued a ‘Yemen Crisis Appeal’ that at the time of the review had raised £23 million.

The Agulhas team reviewed phase one of the response. The team conducted two brief field visits in the south of Yemen, had conversations with staff in Yemen and the UK, and reviewed programme documentation.

The review found that implementing organisations provide relevant humanitarian products and services in priority fields, such as water, health and nutrition, to people with clear and pressing needs. It also found areas for improvement such as the quality of the needs assessments and programme monitoring, and the blind spots in the response.

Areas of Expertise

Conflict and fragility

  • Human rights protection

Aid policy

  • Aid effectiveness