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 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.

2019 Accomplishments

  • In Serar District, 850 individuals (280 females and 570 males) directly benefited from business development and life skills training, enabling them to run their own micro-businesses and indirectly benefited nearly 6,000 people. 
  • 25 solar off-grid systems have been installed in 4 districts.
  • 36 solar off-grid vaccine refrigerators have been installed in 36 health centers in 4 districts.
  • 48 mediators were identified and trained on conflict and gender sensitivity as well as the Do No Harm principal in Az Zuhrah and Bani Al-Qais Districts.
  • 43 sub-district Committees were established and 43 Community Resilience Plans were developed.
  • 6 District Management Teams were reactivated and 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

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


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $1,773,372

    2019 $2,881,906

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