||Aden (Craiter, Attawahi and Muallah districts) and Lahj (Tuban and Tur Al baha districts)
||Most vulnerable community groups including women, unemployed, youth, the Muhamasheen, internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and stressed host communities
||Direct beneficiaries: 49,575 people; Indirect beneficiaries: 50,000 people
||Livelihood, social cohesion, protection and resilience
||ARD, For All Foundation and OXFAM
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Having experienced no major conflict since July 2015, the port city of Aden is regarded by many stakeholders as a test case for post-conflict recovery. The security and socio-economic conditions in the city remain fragile and household incomes and access to basic services like water, electricity, schools and health facilities have not returned to pre-conflict levels.
The Yemen Livelihood and Human Security (YLHS) project contributes to the overall stability of Yemeni governorates, by empowering communities to resist and recover from conflict. The project reasons that if livelihoods, basic services, protection and safety measures are in place at the community-level, and if sources of insecurity are identified and managed, then people’s perception of community stability will improve, investment in livelihoods and public services will increase, those who are displaced will have more opportunities to return home, recovery from the conflict will be faster, and future conflicts can be prevented.
The project is distinct in that it responds to both short- and longer-term needs and supports the transition to recovery. In addition, it: (a) considers the root causes of interpersonal and domestic violence to counteract risk factors; (b) promotes social cohesion; and, (c) addresses harmful concepts of masculinity.
Project activities are expected to result in short-term financial recovery and preparation for sustainable longer-term development in a post-conflict setting.
Project activities are designed to increase employment opportunities, improve service delivery and strengthening community-based protection. Specifically, they are intended to:
- Generate knowledge to analyze and prioritize needs
- Restore income sources in crisis-affected groups
- Strengthen protection mechanisms within communities, with a focus on women and youth
- 1100 received cash-for-work daily wage creating over 24,000 days of work
- Over 1000 beneficiaries created micro-businesses in the targeted districts
- 1500 beneficiaries have received vocational and business training
- Creation and support of 15 safe spaces at 5 targeted districts
- Creation of 6 Community Protection Based networks (CPBNs)
- Provision of referral individual cases to 52 beneficiaries
- Creation and support of 19 youth of peacemaking and protection initiatives
- Development of mobile application for protection services
- 1,600 beneficiaries have received psychosocial support sessions (PSS)
- Provide capacity building to 180 formal and informal justice providers