Project profile — Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Assistance - ADRA Canada 2022-2023


ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3132056813)
2022-04-25 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Yemen (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (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)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


March 2022 - Yemen continues to face one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, with approximately 20.7 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 4 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 Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada is providing emergency health and nutrition support to up to 148,000 of the most vulnerable conflict-affected people, particularly women, in the Marib governorate of Yemen. Project activities include: (1) providing health facilities with essential medication and medical supplies; (2) providing health services, including emergency obstetric and newborn care, family planning, and vaccination for children; (3) ensuring access to medical services and psychosocial support for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence; and (4) screening and providing treatment for acute malnutrition, particularly among children and pregnant and lactating women.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of gender-sensitive health and protection services by people affected by the Yemen crisis, including internally displaced populations; and (2) reduced prevalence of acute malnutrition in children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,750,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
05-06-2023 Disbursement $1,750,000
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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