Integrated WASH and Emergency Livelihood Response to the IDP crisis in Yemen

Reporting Organization:Action Against Hunger Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 3,500,000
Timeframe: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Stacey Sawchuk
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Action Against Hunger Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Yemen - $ 3,500,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (9 %)

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (4 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (49 %)

WASH (38 %)

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March 2019 – Yemen is currently the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 24.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including 14.3 million that require immediate life-saving assistance. The conflict and collapsing economy has pushed nearly 10 million people to the brink of famine, and a total of 4.3 million people have been displaced over the last four years. Yemen is also facing one of the worst cholera epidemics in recorded history, as well as a diphtheria outbreak, the scale of which is compounded by the dire state of water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and health services. Nearly half of health facilities have been destroyed or are only partially functioning, stocks of medical supplies are low, and many health professionals are working for free or receiving substantially reduced wages. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by the lack of access to essential services and face an increased risk of sexual and gender-based violence due to the crisis. With GAC’s support, Action Against Hunger is providing emergency food, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene to up to 71,000 conflict-affected people in the Lahj and Abyan governorates in the south of Yemen. This project aims to reduce the risk of cholera, and the use of negative coping mechanisms within the targeted communities, paying particular attention to the needs of women and girls. Project activities include: (1) providing cash assistance; (2) promoting hygiene (including menstrual hygiene); and (3) rehabilitating water and sanitation facilities.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns
Descriptors: Internally displaced people (IDP)
Total Direct Population: 71,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of gender-sensitive food security services for the most vulnerable conflict-affected groups; and (2) increased gender-sensitive use of essential water, sanitation and hygiene services by the most conflict-affected populations, with a particular focus on women and girls’ safety and dignity. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crisis or that are facing acute food insecurity.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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