Cash Assistance for Safe Relocation of Households Affected by the Conflict in Hodeida

Coverage 10 Districts in Hodeida Governorate  
Target Groups Host communities, Internally Displaced People  
Estimated Beneficiaries Over 63,000 Households
Focus Area Social Protection
Partners Al Amal Bank
Project Manager Aleen Hamza    
Project Document Click to download

Project Summary

In addition to economic hardship and the risk of famine, families living in Hodeida are particularly vulnerable to the effects of conflict.

This project enables frontline village households to relocate – safely and voluntarily – by working with government partners, financial institutions, and formal and informal security providers to accommodate transportation costs and facilitate movement to more secure areas.

Not only does this preserve the right of every human being to freedom of movement and residence, as articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; it is also seen as a way to reduce danger in frontline areas.

It is anticipated that through the project,approximately 63,300 households will receive assistance and will be able to relocate.


Specifically, the project provides families (identified by government) with a one-time cash assistance equivalent to USD $40 to enable their safe relocation.   


To date and in spite of security challenges, the project has made significant progress:

  • Nearly 36,500 households have received financial assistance and have been safely relocated.  This is equivalent to 250,000 individuals from across 9 districts, of whom 59 percent are male and 41 percent are female.
  • To date, the project has relocated over half (57.6 percent) of the households.



Project start date:

July 2017

Estimated end date:

December 2021

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Yemen

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations
  • United Nations Development Pro
  • United Nations Development Fund For Women (un Women)
  • United Nations Office For The Coordination Of Humanitarian Affairs (unocha)
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $9,394

    2020 $368,279

    2019 $1,829,568

    2018 $1,206,366

    2017 $330,441

    Download related documents

    UNDP Around the world

    You are at UNDP Yemen 
    Go to UNDP Global