Project profile — Emergency WASH, Food Security and Livelihood Response in Yemen - 2021-2023


Islamic Relief Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3821896875)
2021-04-26 - 2023-09-30
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)
• 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 2021 - Yemen currently faces the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with over 24 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The conflict and collapsing economy have pushed over 16 million people to suffer from acute food insecurity, and over 3.6 million people have been displaced since the beginning of the crisis in 2015. Essential service provisions collapsed, including critical water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) 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 support, this project provides a multi-sectoral response targeting an estimated 35,868 people in the Al-Dhale'e and Dhamar governorates. Project activities include: (1) improving gender-responsive water, sanitation and hygiene services and facilities; (2) providing emergency cash assistance and non-food items, (3) increasing access to safe drinking water.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access to clean drinking water for conflict-affected people; (2) increased access to gender sensitive hygiene promotion materials among conflict-affected internally-displaced persons; and (3) increased ability to meet immediate food and non-food needs. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or 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 Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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