Integrated Early Recovery for Abyan Governorate

What is the project about

Er AbyanWar in Abyan severely marked bodies, livelihoods, infrastructures and institutional capacities. Livelihoods support strives to target the most vulnerable

Abyan Governorate had suffered from under-development, high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition prior to the 2011-12 conflict; these vulnerabilities have been exacerbated by the conflict, and new challenges have arisen.  Of more than 190,000 persons—mostly from the districts of Lawdar, Mudiyah, Khanfir and Zinjibar—who were displaced from and within Abyan during the conflict, only 6,000 remain displaced one year later.

Many of those who were displaced are part of a marginalised subgroup of African ethnic origin, which had already suffered from racial discrimination and who are, in the main, landless, uneducated and extremely poor. The majority have  returned to Abyan to try and piece together their shattered lives. Host communities inside Abyan have also been affected, through depletion/damage of resources from both the conflict itself, and hosting IDPs. In the three most affected districts dwellings and social services have been damaged and livelihoods destroyed through damage, neglect during absence or the sale of assets as a negative coping mechanism.


What have we accomplished so far

  • 316 selected beneficiaries (incl. 84 women) have received livelihoods assets in 2013 and are followed and mentored for sustainability 
  • 3 coordinators embedded in Governor office as a coordination unit, for support and mentoring
  • 108 Districts officials (incl. 17 women) trained on project implementation and procurement
  • 45 Governorate officials (incl. 4 women) trained on planning and budgeting
  • Follow up reports on 4 districts recovery plans
  • First batch of furniture delivered to Abyan Governor Office

Who finances it



Donor Amount in USD
UNDP TRAC 2,000,000
Unfunded 1,000,000

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