Project profile — Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Assistance - International Medical Corps 2020-2021


2020-03-30 - 2022-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Yemen (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (5.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (95.00%)

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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


March 2020 - Yemen is currently the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 24 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The conflict and collapsing economy has pushed nearly 10 million people to the brink of famine, and over 3.6 million people have been displaced since the beginning of the crisis in 2015. Basic service provision is collapsing, including critical water, sanitation, hygiene and health services, increasing the risk of disease outbreaks such as cholera, dengue fever and diphtheria. 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 multi-year support, the International Medical Corps is providing emergency health and nutrition support to up to 186,150 of the most vulnerable conflict-affected people, particularly women, in the Taiz and Lahj governorates of Yemen. Project activities include: (1) supporting primary and secondary health care services in five clinics and one hospital; (2) deploying mobile health teams to cover hard-to-reach locations and respond to disease outbreaks and displacement; (3) providing nutrition treatment services to children, and pregnant and lactating women; and (4) building community capacity to use appropriate feeding and hygiene practices, as well as detect malnutrition.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to lifesaving primary and secondary health care services that reduce excess morbidity and mortality among women, children, and other conflict-affected persons; and (2) increased access to high quality curative and preventive nutrition services for internally displaced and conflict-affected people. 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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