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What is Deconfliction

The Deconfliction mechanism informs the Saudi-Led Coalition (SLC) of the locations of humanitarian static locations and humanitarian movements in Yemen aiming to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian premises, personnel, equipment and activities in areas of active military operations. The Deconfliction mechanism was established in April 2015 upon the request of the Humanitarian Country Team to ensure a safe delivery of humanitarian assistance in Yemen.

OCHA will serve as the conduit between UN humanitarian organisations that wish to share their data (GPS coordinates and/or movement information), and the focal point(s) assigned by the SLC, Evacuation and Humanitarian Operations Committee (EHOC).

Using the Deconfliction Mechanism does not constitute a legally binding agreement between any of the involved parties, and does not guarantee the safety of personnel, facilities, or sites.

OCHA will not verify the data / information provided. Organisations are required to verify the accuracy of their data / information prior to submission to OCHA.

Temporary Deconfliction of Overland Movement Guidelines

An overland movement is any movement of UN/INGOs/NGOs vehicles and trucks whether it is a movement of Staff, Humanitarian Assistance “Food/Non-Food”, Migrants and/or General Cargo.

Land Movement Requirements:

  • Notifications should be submitted using the designated form;
  • All notifications should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance;
  • In an emergency case a notification should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance, highlighting the emergency;
  • Humanitarian organizations are held accountable for providing current and accurate information;
  • Attach a clear detailed route for the movement;
  • All vehicles must have organizations logo (roof marking).
  • Attach clear pictures of the vehicles plate number, logo and roof marking.
  • NGOs and INGOs processing for the first time must submit a bio 2 weeks in advance of movement;
  • Accurate GPS of the movement’s start point, end point and points every 20 Km along the route.
  • Attach details of cargo if any.
  • You must send your notification to  (Amani, Mohanad, Aya)

Link to Annex A Documents:

Temporary Deconfliction of Oversea Movement Guidelines

An oversea movement is any movement of UN/INGOs/NGOs ships and vessels whether it is movement of Staff, Humanitarian Assistance “Food/Non-Food”, Migrants, fuel, General Cargo and empty ships or vessels. Sea Movement Notifications should be submitted using the designated form; All notifications should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance; In an emergency case a request should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance; Humanitarian organizations are held accountable for providing current and accurate information; NGOs and INGOs processing for the first time must submit a bio 2 weeks in advance of movement; Attach full details of cargo; items, weigh, cost, .. etc Attach passengers list with passports and IDs, all passports must be submitted in one PDF. You must send your notification to (Amani, Mohanad, Aya)

Link to Annex C Documents:

Temporary Deconfliction of Air Movement Guidelines

An Air Movement includes any flight movement whether it was a staff movement or cargo. Sea Movement Requirements Notifications should be submitted using the designated forms; All notifications should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance; In an emergency case a request should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance; Humanitarian organizations are held accountable for providing current and accurate information; Attach a clear route for the movement; include the ICAO and the ATC route. Suggest a time window, EHOC will consider the suggested window time if it is available. However, they will assign a suitable one if the suggested time is not available. Attach Crew manifest Attach full details of cargo; items, weigh, cost, .. etc Attach passengers list with passports and IDs, all passports must be submitted in one PDF. NGOs and INGOs processing for the first time must submit a bio 2 weeks in advance of movement; You must send your notification to  (Amani, Mohanad,Aya)

Link to Annex B Documents:

Temporary Deconfliction of Venue Guidelines

Any venue that is used for activities held by UN agencies, NGOs /INGOs Venue Deconflition Requirements Notifications should be submitted using the designated forms; All notifications should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance; In an emergency case a request should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance; Humanitarian organizations are held accountable for providing current and accurate information; Attach full details of the Venue; location, purpose. Identify the time window. Provide accurate GPS of the venue in proper format. NGOs and INGOs processing for the first time must submit a bio 2 weeks in advance of movement; You must send your notification to (Amani,Mohanad, Aya)

Link to Annex D Documents:

Addition to No Strike List Guidelines

Any venue that needs permanent deconfliction such as; offices, Residence, warehouses, hospitals, schools, Refugee camps, Heritage sites, community centers, training centers, water distribution, project sites, civilian infrastructure, food distribution points, government building, IDP sites No Strike list Requirements notifications should be submitted using the designated forms; Humanitarian organizations are held accountable for providing current and accurate information; Provide accurate GPS in proper format. Provide venue detail; venue name “English/Arabic”, location, purpose, name of focal point. NGOs and INGOs processing for the first time must submit a bio 2 weeks in advance of movement; You must send your notification to (Amani,Mohanad, Aya)

Link to Annex E Documents:

Dos and Don'ts

Dos and Don'ts 

  • Communication with EHOC will go through Deconfliction Team (No direct contact with EHOC, No Cc'ing EHOC in internal emails between DLT and UN agencies/NGOs/INGOs)
  • Staff commit to complying with the agreed procedures and plan carefully;
  • Vessels should make sure to communicate with the coalition forces before reaching the port  to avoid delay in granting clearance.
  • Vessels should approach the approved port within the 15 days window, otherwise a new clearance has to be submitted. 
  • In case of doubt or emergency call the DLT team immediately
  • Partners should report any incidents observed during any deconflicted movements

Deconfliction Presentation

Key Contacts

OCHA DLT Riyadh Team:

Amani Abdul Ghania
Programme Assistant
abdulghani@un.org | +966 556 292 466

Mohanad Mekki
Humanitarian Affairs Officer
mekki@un.org | +966 502 003 747

Aya Hijazi
Programme Assistant
hijazia@un.org | +966 556 297 716
 

DLT Working Hours

• DLT official working hours are Sunday to Thursday from 09:00 to 17:00 Riyadh Time .
• Friday and Saturday working hours 12:00 to 16:00.
• DLT needs a minimum of 1 hour to process your request before submitting it to EHOC,

Any request received by DLT team after working hours  will be processed the next day, the 48 hours rule should be respected, Emergency Cases are an exception.