Yemen Resilience Monitor : Communities coping with Conflict

27 Mar 2016

Impact of the War on Livelihoods - March 2016

The Integrated Assessment examines baseline and preliminary impact of the crisis on local governance, mine action, security, justice and livelihoods to identify immediate early recovery needs to build community-based resilience to ongoing and future shocks.

Households surveyed have reported a loss in their access to nancial assets, which includes international and domestic remittances, savings, social welfare transfers, cash transfers from family and friends, credit (formal and informal), and pension. The rst source of nancial capital for families before the war was informal credit followed by domestic remittances.

Assessment Highlights

  • Access to international remittances dropped by 10 points, followed by savings and social welfare transfers which plummeted by 9 points.
  • After the war, only 13% of households still had access to international remittances, as compared with 23% before March 2015
  • Sa’ada and Taizz Governorates were most affected as these respectively reported a 24 and 17 point-drop
  • Loss in savings has been particularly acute in the urban centers, in Sana’a (reduced by 21 points) and Aden (reduced by 11 points).
  • Social welfare transfers have also dramatically stopped, with the freeze of the largest national cash transfer providers
  • 67% of Sana’a households experienced a change in income-generating activities

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