WASH & Shelter

Situation overview:

International reports show that an estimated 14.5 million Yemenis need humanitarian assistance to establish or maintain access to safe water, basic sanitation and hygiene facilities, including 8.2 million people who acutely need support.

According to UNICEF reports, Over 2.5 million children are at risk of diarrheal diseases, while more than 1.3 million children face the threat of acute respiratory tract infections.

The majority of people living in major cities are suffering from shortage of water-supply or complete water cut received through the public network. These cities include the capital city, Sana’a, Taiz and Hodeida, regardless of other smaller cities and non-urban populated areas.

Program scope and strategy:
  • YFCA considers water and sanitation an essence of life, for health, dignity and for empowerment. We are, therefore working to:
  • Assist in the construction, rehabilitation of the WASH infrastructures and supplies, which was originally weak and is now severely  damaged
  • Aiding the failing urban water and sanitation systems
  • Prevent existing fable water and sanitation systems from collapsing completely.
  • Provide services to those living where existing structures do not exist or cannot be supported.
  • Develop access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities
  • Implementation of better hygiene practices.
  • Providing assistance to improve the  poor performance of – sewage system
  • Working closely with local communities and direct beneficiaries to ensure local ownership and develop sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene programs.
  • Ensuring water access to the large scale of people movement and displacement which adds burden on the already scare water sources.

Our WASH and Shelter programs this year were generously funded by GIZ, OCHA and IOM targeting 12 districts in four governorates.  The goals of the WASH and shelter programs were to provide emergency life-saving water supply, provide community based protection referral network support, provide emergency WASH assistance to IDPs and host communities and distribute non-food items to the affected population.

2016 Achievements
  • 45,901 beneficiaries received assistance in emergency life-saving water supply through the installation of water tanks in the affected areas
  • 40,000 beneficiaries in Taiz received emergency WASH assistance of which 29% were males, 28% were females, 21% were boys and 22% were females.
  • 2,800 beneficiaries received NFIs in Taiz. 35% of the beneficiaries were males, 30% were females, 25% were boys and 10% were girls.