Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) - USAID

Ensuring access to health care services through capacity development and grants under Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project funded by USAID
Coverage 157 districts in 19 governorates
Target Groups Those who are food insecure, internally-displaced, youth, female headed households, and households with children
Estimated Beneficiaries Nearly 160 thousands Yemenis
Focus Area Income Generation and Livelihoods, Public Services, Agriculture and Food Security
Partners Social Fund for Development (SFD), Public Works Project (PWP)
Project Manager Edrees Al-Qadasi
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Project summary

The Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) reduces the negative effects of crisis on local households and communities, and assists recovery from the bottom up. It reasons that if life and work opportunities are increased for the most vulnerable groups (including youth, women and those who have been forced from their homes), then households will be stronger, better able to cope, and capable of assisting and contributing to their communities. To this end, the project uses the strengths, tools and systems that are already available locally, to steadily resume and develop public service delivery. 

Project activities are expected to result in a stronger economy, job creation and environmentally-friendly life and work opportunities for crisis-affected men and women.  


The project is designed to realize five practical outcomes:

  1. Households and communities are stronger and better able to cope with the effects of crisis.
  2. Women and young people have better job opportunities because they have developed their skills as midwives, paramedics, and community teachers/social workers.
  3. Key health and education services are delivered.
  4. Schools are repaired so that students can continue their education.
  5.  Clean water and safe sanitation are available.


  • Approximately 63,500 people now have access to clean water supplies and schools.
  • More than 31,000 people have benefited from nearly 13,900 meters of water supply net-works that have been improved or reconstructed.
  • Over 16,600 people have access to public latrines.
  • Over 32,000 students enjoy repairs to 634 classrooms.
  • About 22,500 workers have earned emergency wages through private contractors.
  • Over 58,000 working days were created, of which 22 per cent benefited internally-displaced persons and returnees.
  • Nearly 1,400 community mid-wives, paramedics, physician assistants, health staff and nurses have been trained in maternal and newborn healthcare, health management, integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI), and premature and neonatal care services.
  • Nearly 300 women (including mid-wives, doctors and pharmacists) and businesses received grants and nearly 3,600 people can now access improved private health services.
  • Nearly 4,500 teachers have been trained in interactive learning, reading, writing and math.
  • 730 teachers, school principals and social workers have been trained in psycho-social sup-port, peace and conflict management. They will provide psychological support to an estimated 17,550 children traumatized by the conflict.
    Around 54,300 students received recreational kits, containing art and reading materials de-signed to encourage progress in reading, writing, and math.
  • Nearly 300 fishermen have been trained to use modern technology to improve their productivity and income.
  • Over 200 GPS and fish-finding devices have been distributed to artisan fishers to increase production and reduce the amount of fuel and time spent locating fish.
  • Nearly 1,600 farmers in deprived rural areas have been trained to use modern farming techniques and practices to improve crop production.
  • More 230 crop farmers have been provided with solar water pumps and trained in modern farming techniques to improve production and reduce consumption of fuel and water.



Project start date:

September 2017

Estimated end date:

June 2022

Focus area:

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

    UNDP in Yemen

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United States Agency For International Development (usaid)
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2022 $257

    2021 $770

    2020 $982,108

    2019 $4,014,981

    2018 $3,479,327

    2017 $118,600

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