Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY)

19 Jun 2017
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Progress Summary as of Dec 2016

Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Programme is a joint-initiative funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by FAO, ILO, UNDP and WFP in four governorates in Yemen (Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj and Abyan). The three-year joint programme aims to enhance the resilience and self-reliance of crisis-affected rural communities through support to livelihoods stabilization, food security, local governance, social cohesion and improved access to sustainable energy.

To contribute to the achievement of the overall objective, the ERRY programme has two expected outcomes to contribute to:

  • Outcome 1: Communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased economic self-reliance and enhanced social cohesion; 
  • Outcome 2: Institutions are responsive, accountable and effective to deliver services, build the social contract and meet community identified needs. 
Resilience Building In Yemen

While Bridging the gap between humanitarian response and development, build the capacity to cope up with the shocks and crisis and enhance community resilience. While humanitarian aid is targeted at the most vulnerable groups for lifesaving through short term and immediate food and non-food aid, the resilience building are about the strengthening the system, both the short term and long term, building capacity and the greater good for the whole.

Resilience building interventions (in the humanitarian context) was found to maximize the effectiveness of humanitarian aid and complement the humanitarian interventions by providing support to the groups that are not targeted by the lifesaving humanitarian interventions before they consumed all their asset and become beneficiary of the general food distribution. It creates and sustain livelihoods opportunities, rehabilitation of productive assets, enhance food security and strengthen local coping mechanisms of the vulnerable groups to ove come the crisis.

Both Humanitarian and Resilience/Early Recovery Interventions should be implemented together in an integrated manner from early onset of the crisis (to maximize synergies and complementarities) in order to contribute to address the current humanitarian and food insecurity crisis in Yemen. 

In Figures

  • Initial funding by EU of 38 Million USD
  • 185 Village Cooperative Council have been established, composed of 1,393 members
  • 16,065 Participants (2,226 households) benefited from Cash for Work, Improved Household Food Security and Access to Cash
  • 1,699 Youth equipped with enhanced business and life skills
  • 20 health services and 20 education systems were equipped with solar energy systems
  • 5,200 benefitted from Value Chain Assessment inputs

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