Contribution to UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) in Yemen 2019

Contract partner: UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund - New York Country: Jemen Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2019 End: 31.12.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall objective of is to improve access to water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) of vulnerable, newly displaced children and their families in Yemen, and to support them to meet their basic needs.

Expected results

Result 1: Newly displaced families in hard-to reach areas have immediate, live-saving emergency supplies and cash assistance.

Result 2: Most vulnerable women, men, boys and girls who are affected by the recent shocks and outbreaks of cholera and other water-borne diseases are prioritized and delivered with WASH lifesaving interventions.

Target group / Beneficiaries

With Austria’s contribution of EUR 1.000.000, supporting an estimated total of 21.100 beneficiaries and focusing on UNICEF's Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)-activities, UNICEF will be able to reach the following results:

- 3,000 newly displaced families in hard-to reach areas have immediate, life-saving emergency supplies and cash assistance

- Most vulnerable 10,000 women, 4,600 men, 3,000 girls and 3,500 boys who are affected by the recent shocks and outbreaks of cholera and other water-borne diseases are prioritized and delivered with WASH lifesaving interventions

UNICEF works closely with Action contre La Faim and implements this program in eleven governorates (Hajjah Governorate, Al Hudaydah Governorate, Abyan Governorate, Lahj Governorate, Aden Governorate, Taiz Governorate, Ibb Governorate, Amran Governorate, Al Dhale’e Governorate, Sa’ada governorate, and Jawf Governorate).


Activities include:

- Provision of Multi Purpose Cash Transfers (MPCT) to 3,000 newly displaced families

- Provision of emergency water supply to 3,000 newly displaced families through water trucking and quick fix or repair of damage water pipe network

- Construction of emergency household latrines in collective sites and ad-hoc sites based on IDPs movement

- Procurement and distribution of 3,000 basic hygiene kits, which include towels, soap, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cloth and a mug



The conflict-driven humanitarian crisis in Yemen is the largest emergency globally, with more than 24.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Conflict has led to internal displacement of 3.6 million people, including 2 million children, left millions of public sector workers without salaries for years and undermined humanitarian access to many vulnerable populations. An estimated 12 million Yemenis, including 7 million children, depend on food assistance in 2019. The economic deterioration continues, with the rial losing nearly 50 per cent of its value since September 2018, and affected families struggling to purchase food. Access to primary healthcare for mothers, their newborns and children remains an issue. According to the Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting on grave child rights violations, more than 6,700 children have been verified as killed or maimed since the start of the conflict and more than 2,700 boys have been recruited into armed forces and groups; however, the actual figures are likely to be higher.

UNICEF's strategy in Yemen is focusing on health system strengthening, improving access to primary healthcare by providing supplies and responding to communicable disease outbreaks, and community prevention and management of malnutrition. Water, sanitation and hygiene programme supports rehabilitation and sustainability of local water management systems to increase access to safe water.

project number 2770-01/2019
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
tied 0
modality Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Poverty: 1
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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