Yemen Emergency Support (YES)
Donor: OFDA (USAID)
Location: Sana’a, Al-Jawf
Project Duration: April 1– December 31, 2011
Target beneficiaries: IDP and host communities of Sana’a and Al-Jawf
The YES project aims to provide humanitarian supplies and support to IDPs from the Sa’ada conflict and other displacements. The project consists of three components; water and health supplies to Al-Jawf Governorate, household NFIs to at-need IDPs currently located in Sana’a and targeted vocational training to IDPs who are interested in improving their job and employment opportunities. The project targets 800 families in Sana’a for NFI support, as well as 240 students in various vocational training sectors including mobile repair, electrician, plumbing, midwifery, and motorcycle repair. Both these components started in July 2011, while the water project in Al-Jawf is ongoing.
Through the YES project, ADRA was able to assist families recently displaced by Al-Hasabah conflict with gas stoves while distributing emergency NFIs and hygiene kits respectively received from UNHCR and UNICEF. YES team is now in the process of purchasing clothes for 800 IDP children to be distributed at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Vocational training courses are being organized so as to start at the end of the summer. Most institutes have been contracting while potential trainees will be interviewed and selected in August 2011. The program component aims to enable beneficiaries to develop specific technical skills so as to find suitable employment at a later stage and generate their own income. The project intends to train an equal number of male and female IDPs.