Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen Joint Programme (ERRY II)

UNDP and its partners are alleviating poverty and enabling individuals to start their own business and live a dignified life
Coverage Abyan (Khanfir and Sarar governorates), Hajjah (Abs and Bani Qais governorates), Hodeidah (Az Zuhrah, Al Marawah and Bajil governorates), Lahj (Tuban and Al-Musaimeer governorates) and Taiz (Attazziah and Ash Shim'yatayn governorates)
Target Groups Most vulnerable community groups including women, unemployed, youth, Muhamasheen, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stressed host communities
Estimated Beneficiaries Direct beneficiaries: 150,000 people; Indirect beneficiaries: 45,000 people
Focus Area Resilience, livelihoods and food security 
Partners Care International, Enjaz Foundation, For All Foundation, Millennium Development Foundation, OXFAM, Search for Common Ground, Social Fund for Development, Sustainable Development Foundation and Youth Leadership Development Foundation 
Project Manager Arvind Kumar
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Project Summary

The Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen Joint Programme (ERRY II) is a 3-year programme financed by the EU and SIDA and will be managed by UNDP and jointly implemented together with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The programme covers six vulnerable governorates: Abyan, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj, Taiz and Sana’a (a total of sixteen districts)

The overall objective of ERRY II is to contribute to reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and improving access to basic services.


Outcome: Crisis affected communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased resilience and self-reliance.

The Joint Programme is expected to achieve the following results over the implementation timeframe:

  • Output 1: Community livelihoods, productive assets and food security are improved to strengthen resilience and self-reliance.
  • Output 2: Vulnerable communities benefit from solar energy for sustainable livelihoods opportunities and enhanced social service delivery.
  • Output 3: Communities and local authorities have enhanced capacities to respond to conflict- and gender-sensitive needs.

Accomplishments as of 2020

  • 880 individuals directly benefited from business development and life skills training, enabling them to run their own micro-businesses and indirectly benefited over 6,000 people. 
  • Over 3,400 women and youth improved their livelihoods & food security through participating in the rehabilitation of 26 community market assets through 3x6.
  • 68 solar off-grid systems have been installed in public institution facilities, Schools & Health centres in four districts.
  • 36 solar off-grid vaccine refrigerators have been installed in 36 health centers in 4 districts.
  • 50 individuals have been trained to improve their employability skills in solar energy micro-enterprises.
  • 136 mediators were identified and trained on conflict and gender sensitivity as well as the Do No Harm principal in Az Zuhrah, Bani Qais, Ash Shammaytayn, Khanfer, & Al Musaymir districts.
  • 2 sensitive conflict scans were conducted in the districts of Khanfar & Ash Shim'yatayn.
  • 46 sub-district Committees were established and 46 Community Resilience Plans were developed.
  • 230 members of ٍSub-district Committees (SDCs) (59 females) have been trained on identifying recovery priorities and developing resilience plans.
  • 7 District Management Teams were reactivated and over 150 individuals were trained.




Project start date:

March 2019

Estimated end date:

February 2022

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Yemen

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Mptf-supporting Resilient Livelihoods And Food Security In Yemen Jp (erry Ii )
  • Generic Foundation Donor Code
  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $4,046,476

    2020 $6,995,145

    2019 $2,881,906

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