Project profile — Yemen - Emergency Water, Hygiene and Livelihoods Assistance - Islamic Relief Canada 2018-19


Islamic Relief Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3821896875)
2018-05-17 - 2021-11-19
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Yemen (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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, Islamic Relief Canada is providing emergency water, hygiene, and livelihoods support to up to 59,500 of the most vulnerable conflict-affected people, particularly women, in the Dhamar and Al Dhale governorates of Yemen. Project activities include: (1) rehabilitating water sources; (2) promoting hygiene awareness and distributing hygiene kits; (3) rehabilitating community assets through a cash-for-work approach; and (4) providing agricultural inputs to vulnerable farmers.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to clean drinking water and safe hygiene practices; and (2) enhanced self-reliance of conflict-affected people through livelihoods opportunities. 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.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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