Yemen – Emergency Water, Hygiene, Health and Livelihoods Assistance – CARE Canada 2018-2019

Reporting Organization:CARE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 4,100,000
Timeframe: April 27, 2018 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Hiba Muhammad
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

CARE Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Yemen - $ 4,100,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (100 %)

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May 2018 – Yemen is currently the world’s largest humanitarian crisis according to the United Nations, with 22.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million that require immediate life-saving assistance. Sixty percent of the population (17.8 million people) is food insecure, with 8.4 million people on the brink of famine. Malnutrition has soared by over 65% in 2017, and an estimated 400,000 children under five years of age are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. More than 3 million people have been displaced and basic service provision is collapsing. Yemen is currently facing a diphtheria outbreak with over 1,500 suspected cases, and could face another wave of cholera with the beginning of its rainy season in April. In 2017, it was afflicted by one of the largest cholera outbreaks ever recorded, with over 1 million suspected cases and 2,200 deaths reported. Many health facilities have been destroyed or have stopped functioning. Humanitarian access remains a significant challenge. With GAC’s multi-year support, CARE Canada is providing emergency water, sanitation, hygiene, reproductive health services and livelihoods support to up to 65,877 of the most vulnerable conflict-affected people, particularly women, in the Taiz governorate of Yemen. Project activities include: (1) providing cash assistance to enable beneficiaries to meet their basic needs; (2) rehabilitating or establishing water sources and latrines in rural communities; (3) providing hygiene and dignity kits; and (4) training community health workers and providing medical supplies to promote sexual and reproductive health services.

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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 Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 65,877
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Awareness activities conducted
Community health workers trained
Delivery kits provided
Facility-based health workers trained
Health facilities supported
Peer groups established
Post/ante-natal care provided
Traditional Birth Attendants trained
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased ability to meet livelihoods and basic needs; (2) improved access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene services; and (3) increased access to sexual and reproductive health services. 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



SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of health professionals trained to provide safe abortion and post-abortion care
  • # of women and girls (age) provided with access to sexual and reproductive health services, including modern methods of contraception
MNCH-related indicators
  • %/total households and institutions (schools/clinics) with access to adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities
  • %/total households with access to a safe water supply
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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