Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) - KSRelief

Photo Credit: UNDP Yemen/2020
Coverage 18 governorates
Target Groups Households impacted by crisis, with focus on internally-displaced persons, woman-headed households, youth, and households with children
Estimated Beneficiaries 13,799 Yemenis 
Focus Area Income Generation and Livelihoods, Financial Services, Community Infrastructure
Partners Social Fund for Development (SFD), Public Works Project (PWP)
Project Manager Farouk Al-Salihi
Project Document  

Project Summary

Between September 2019 and June 2020, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) funding to the UNDP Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) contributed to the famine response efforts. The funding supported UNDP’s ongoing strategy to address drivers of food insecurity where comparative advantages and demonstrated results exist: (a) lack of income; (b) inadequate food production; and (c) gaps in institutional capacities and critical service delivery.


The project is designed to realize three practical outcomes:

  1. Creating short-term employment by rehabilitating key service delivery infrastructure (e.g., roads, water, sanitation, and hygiene)
  2. Boosting local food production capacity
  3. Preserving and enhancing capacities of the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and the Public Works Projects (PWP), two key national institutions


  • Assisted 16,799 Yemenis and their communities between September 2019 and June 2020.
  • 64 community infrastructure projects rehabilitated - such as roads, markets, schools and health services - that benefitted 235,605 community members and created 101,929 working days.
  • 6,554 labourers provided short-term employment that contributed to regaining dignity and accessing essential income (92 per cent of target)
  • 1,149 farmers, livestock breeders and fishers (140 per cent of target) were empowered through grants, technical training, and coaching to enhance their productivity. The grants and SFD’s technical support generated 10,245 new jobs and 78,186 working days.
  • Interviewed farmers reported a 98 per cent increase in their harvest, while the fishers reported a 300 per cent increase in their catch. Water consumption for farmers decreased by 50 per cent after drip irrigation technology was introduced, while fuel consumption decreased by 39 per cent.
  • 16,799 jobs created (134 per cent of the project target).
  • The outbreak of COVID-19 necessitated the application of preventive measures to safeguard the health of workers. By the end of June 2020, UNDP earmarked and used US$159,220 for this purpose.
  • In in addition to US$135,600 provided, the project allocated US$23,620 for the purchase of hygiene and awareness raising materials for 452 beneficiaries under SFD (US$ 300 each). The amounts were allocated as: US$ 250 to purchase agricultural/fisheries inputs or food rations and US$50 for hygiene materials for COVID-19 protection.

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