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According to the 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan, after six years of conflict, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world, driven by strife, disease, economic collapse and the breakdown of public institutions and services. Millions of people are hungry, destitute and acutely vulnerable. An estimated 23.4 million people are in need of protection or humanitarian assistance.

Since 2011, iMMAP has been supporting actors responding to the crisis in Yemen. Currently, iMMAP provides information management assistance to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), cluster/sector leads, NGOs, and United Nations agencies. iMMAP’s support includes building the information management capacity of humanitarian actors, the provisions of short-term secondments, standardization of information management tools, and digital transformation of complex operational mechanisms.


Information Management Support to Yemen
The iMMAP team in Yemen evaluates the currently available data through assessing data collection methods and information products for planning and decision making for Integrated Famine Risk Reduction (IFRR) approach. This helps to improve coordination, identify gaps and needs, structure the current data flow, and eventually design a robust system ready to be used in all emergency phases in line with the IFRR recommendation and IM best practices.
World Health Organization (WHO) Support
In the beginning of 2019, iMMAP renewed its collaboration with WHO and deployed four highly-qualified international personnel to WHO office in Amman to support the Yemen program. The team is set up to establish a robust data management system and provide support to WHO with data collection and information sharing, development of IM services and tools, strengthening the capacity of the Health Cluster national IMOs, and implementing change management in information by developing sustainable IM solutions, such as tool automation.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Support
In the beginning of 2020, iMMAP started a new project to provide dedicated support to Health and Nutrition programs at UNICEF through the capacity building of partners and staff, improvement of Information Management Systems to enable all stakeholders to measure the needs and closely monitor and evaluate the impact of different programmatic interventions as well as design more informed and fact-based joint and integrated interventions.
Humanitarian Program Cycle (HPC)
HPC is a coordinated series of five actions undertaken to help strengthen a humanitarian response: needs and assessment analysis, strategic planning, resource mobilization, implementation and monitoring, and operational peer review and evaluation.

iMMAP continuously develops the HPC platform to optimize the visualization of needs, humanitarian cluster planning, response monitoring and thematic dashboards such as those of outbreaks, and accessibility, among others. The platform presents key information such as overall needs, cluster information, organizational presence and the UN security checklist.