Yemen

< Oct 2018
December 2018
Shelter situation in an IDP hosting site in Abs district, Hajjah governorate. Photo: ADO.

 Highlights

  • PIN (People in Need) for Shelter/NFI/CCCM assistance increased by 24 percent to 6.7 million people including 78 percent increase in the people of acute needs.
  • Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster assisted 46 percent out of 3 million people planned to be reached in 2018.
  • Winterization support reached 11 percent out of 76,000 vulnerable families who are in critical needs for assistance.
  • A workshop with key Cluster Partners and authorities discussed the Cluster priorities and strategic direction 2019-2020.

Coverage against targets

Need analysis

  • Due to developments and shifts in the conflict, the severity of needs and number of people in need (PIN) for Shelter/NFI/CCCM assistance have increased to 6.7 million people including 4.5 million people in acute need for Shelter/NFI/CCCM assistance based on the results of 2019 HNO (Humanitarian Needs Overview)
  • Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster estimates that there are over 76,000 vulnerable families who are exposed to the extreme weather conditions in affected locations during the winter months.

Response

  • Out of 2018 overall target of 3 million people, the Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster provided assistance to 1.4 million people of which 33 percent or 0.46 million people were assisted between October to December. The support provided the lifesaving and life-sustaining Shelter, NFIs and SMC (Site Management and Coordination) services that are critical for the lives of vulnerable families affected by the armed conflict and natural disasters.
  • In-line with the Cluster strategy to bolster the winterization support in affected areas, 8,000 vulnerable families most at risk, particularly women and children received cash grants.
  • On 28th of November, the Cluster organized a strategic direction workshop participated by 36 Cluster Partners with an objective to frame the Cluster strategy and priorities for 2019-2020.

Gaps / challenges

  • Limited funding hampers timely response to the affected population particularly for the winterization support.
  • Lack of income-generating activities to provide the necessary financial means continue to hamper vulnerable families access to basic household items and more sustainable shelter solutions.