YHF allocates a record $109.4 million to support gaps in the HRP’s first and second line response
The Yemen Humanitarian Fund recently allocated almost $110million in support of the priority humanitarian needs, focusing particularly on areas where sustained humanitarian assistance and support for critical programming is required. This is the largest-ever amount allocated at once by a Country-Based Pooled Fund (CBPF). The $110million allocation targets all 22 governorates in Yemen.
Over $12million of this amount will cover gaps in the provision of critically under-funded protection services, including community protection centers, Gender-based violence (GBV) safe spaces and mine action. In particular, this allocation will support 10 community centers and integrated protection response in Aden, Al Hudaydah, Lahj, Saada, Sana’a, Taiz, Al Dhale, Abyan. Support is being provided for GBV response services in 15 safe spaces in Al Dhale, Abyan, Lahj, Taizz, Hudaydah, Sana’a, Saada, and West coast, while mine clearance and disposal will take place in 14 governorates where 3.35 million square meters of lands will be surveyed or cleared and will benefit 1.8 million individuals.
The Fund continues to support cluster efforts to mitigate the consequences of food insecurity. It will support livelihood interventions for over 300,000 highly vulnerable agricultural and fishery dependent families who are at high risk of becoming acutely food insecure, and whose conditions can improve quickly if their household income increases beneficiaries in 32 high priority IPC 3 and 4 districts. Specifically, funding will be provided for the distribution of agricultural and fishery kits, cash programming in high priority locations and the distribution of conditional, and season-specific cash through public works schemes.
This allocation will also help to cover gaps in the WASH response in critically affected districts, including 19 of the 45 districts with pockets of IPC 5 conditions and previously unreached areas including Taiz enclave, Saada, Al Bayda, Hajjah, and southern Al Hudaydah. Funding is also being provided for solid waste management and collection in priority urban centers where it presents a public health risk in 8 major cities in Ibb, Saada, Hajjah, Taiz, Hudaydah and Lahj governorates.
The Fund will continue to champion integrated programming in the IDP response and will help to cover gaps in the Rapid Response Mechanism, Health, WASH, Education, CCCM and Shelter/NFI in IDP collective sites and areas hosting large number of IDPs. As part of the Grand Bargain commitment to support localization of aid and cash-based programming, the Fund will pilot a 24-month project with a partner who will be responsible for providing a comprehensive capacity building package to high priority NNGOs working in critically impacted areas. Overall, 40 of the 74 projects funded include a cash component.