Contribution to the ICRC Appeal in Yemen 2022

Projektträger: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - Switzerland Land: Yemen Fördersumme: € 4.000.000,00 Beginn: 01.01.2022 Ende: 31.12.2022



The goal of the programme is to assist the conflict affected population in the country, by securing their water supply, providing medical assistance, emergency relief and livelihood support to those in need as well mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

Erwartete Ergebnisse

The ICRC aims to achieve the following results in 2022 through the programme:

1) Food Consumption: Food assistance is provided through in-kind provision, cash or voucher distribution to 213,500 people to reduce acute food insecurity for up to 3 months.

2) Food Production: Through provision of seeds, farming tools and equipment, livestock fodder or vouchers, food production of 90,000 farming households is increased.

3) Income Support: Provide cash, supplies or raw materials to 8,600 vulnerable households (internally displaced people, returnees, host communities, etc.) to augment income and strengthen their livelihoods.

4) Living Conditions: Living conditions of 9,000 vulnerable households improved through provision of essential household items.

5) Water and Habitat: Water supply secured and sanitation infrastructure provided through rehabilitation, infrastructure construction and institutional capacity building measures, covering 3,31 Mio. people.

6) Health: Operation of 42 health facilities ensured by provision of medicines, equipment and other essential supplies, community outreach and training activities.

7) Medical Care: Support provided to 31 hospitals through provision of supplies and equipment as well as trained staff.


With a contribution of EUR 4 Mio., the ICRC will be able to reach 108,500 conflict affected individuals (civilians): 56,000 people will benefit from activities related to economic security, 52,500 people will benefit from activities related to water and habitat. The total number of beneficiaries the whole programme aims to reach is 4,284,700 individuals.

Local Implementing Partner: Yemen Red Crescent Society (YRC)


The following activities will be supported with the Austrian contribution:

Economic Security:

- Give food, cash or vouchers to conflict affected households and individuals;

- Provide nutritional supplements to malnourished children;

- Give meals to Covid-19 patients in health facilities.

Water and Habitat:

- Repair, upgrade or construct vital public infrastructure, including rainwater catchment facilities, solar-powered systems, etc.;

- Carry out emergency repairs when essential services are disrupted;

- Provide water and sanitation committees with spare parts and consumables;

- Train technicians and engineers to operate and maintain facilities;

- Improve water provision infrastructure and sanitation facilities at health-care centers.


Yemen has continued to remain the site of numerous armed conflicts since 2015. Allegations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations are widespread, with tens of thousands of civilians reported wounded or killed as well as health facilities, schools and other public infrastructure indiscriminately attacked. Health facilities are also often caught in the crossfire and are chronically undersupplied, underequipped and understaffed.

The fighting has led to widespread displacement, families have been dispersed by violence, detention and migration. The majority of the population lives in food insecurity and is heavily reliant on humanitarian aid. The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates malnutrition rates in the country to be among the highest in the world.

In April 2022, the parties to the conflict agreed to a UN-brokered truce. However, despite the cessation in hostilities, the civilian population continues to suffer as food and commodity prices are on the rise and the collapsed health-system can not provide basic coverage, let alone deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ICRC together with the Yemen Red Crescent Society has therefore put a strong emphasis on sustaining the availability of life-saving healthcare services as well as covering the most basic needs of affected households, including the provision of food and water. Furthermore, the movement partners are supporting conflict affected households, internally displaced families and host communities alike to become more self sufficient in terms of food production as well as income generation.

Projektnummer 2770-01/2022
Mittelherkunft AKF
Sektor Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
Tied 0
Marker Umwelt: 1, Geschlecht: 1, Armut: 1, Reduzierung des Katastrophen-Risikos: 1
  • Marker: kennzeichnet und bewertet die entwicklungspolitische Zielsetzung eines Projektes auf Gendergleichstellung, Reproduktive Gesundheit, Umweltschutz, Demokratieförderung, Armutsorientierung, Entwicklung des Handels sowie auf die Erfüllung der Klima- Biodiversitäts- und Wüstenkonventionen.
    • 1= das entwicklungspolitische Ziel ist in das Projekt integriert
    • 2= das entwicklungspolitsche Ziel ist der spezifische Inhalt des Projekts
  • Mittelherkunft: Die ADA setzt in Projekten und Programmen Mittel der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (OEZA) sowie anderer Finanzierungsquellen um.
    • AKF - Auslandskatastrophenfonds der Österreichischen Bundesregierung
    • BMLFUW - Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
    • EU - Mittel der Europäischen Kommission
    • Andere Geber - Diverse Finanzquellen, die dem jährlichen Geschäftsbericht der ADA im Detail zu entnehmen sind.
  • Modalität: definiert die Art der Hilfe (z.B: Sektorbudgethilfe, Kernbeiträge an multilaterale Institutionen, Projekthilfe, Technische Assistenz (personelle Hilfe), Bildungsarbeit im Inland, etc.)
  • Sektor: bezeichnet den wirtschaftlichen oder sozialen Sektor des Partnerlandes, welcher mit dem Projekt/Programm unterstützt wird.
  • Tied/Untied: Ungebundene (untied) Hilfe ermöglicht dem Projektpartner im Entwicklungsland - unter Befolgung der lokalen Beschaffungsregeln - freie Entscheidung über die Herkunftsländer im Zuge der Beschaffung von Dienstleistungen und Waren. Gebundene (tied) Hilfe verknüpft die Hilfsleistung auf die Beschaffung aus dem Geberland oder aus einem eingeschränkten Kreis von Ländern.