Education & Protection

 General Situation overview:
According to recent international reports, Yemen is facing a severe protection crisis, and civilians face serious risks to their safety, well-being and basic rights. Tens of thousands of people have been killed or injured since 2015, and among them at least 17,700 civilians as verified by the UN. An estimated 3.3 million people remain displaced, up from 2.2 million last year. This includes 685,000 people who fled fighting in Al Hudaydah and on the west coast from June onwards. Escalating    conflict is causing extensive damage to public and civilian infrastructure. Intensity of conflict is directly related to severity of needs. Humanitarian needs are most acute in governorates that have been most affected by conflict, including Taizz, Al Hudaydah and Sa’ada governorates. More than 60 per cent of people in these governorates are in acute need of humanitarian assistance. About 2 million school-age children are out of school and need support to fulfil their right to education. Evidence indicates that the protection environment is becoming even more dangerous. Year-on-year estimates of civilian casualties verified by OHCHR increased by 11 per cent between September 2017 and August 2018. More than half of these casualties occurred in people’s own homes, at the market or in cars and buses. Grave violations of children’s rights continue, with the number of incidents more than doubling in last year in conflict-affected-areas.

Program scope and strategy:
  • Our program objective is to provide better protection opportunities to all affected communities across the country.
  • Providing vulnerable groups with special individualized protection services.
  • Providing psychosocial support to members in conflict-affected areas, specially affected children who might become unaccompanied or separated and vulnerable women.
  • Ensure effective monitoring, documentation, advocacy and protection of children and the community.
  • Deliver training and capacity building programs to educate all child protection personals, government officials and local partners to better understand the needs and mitigate all under-way risks.
  • Protect vulnerable groups rights from violations in general and save their dignity.
  •  Help in providing gender-based violence preventions, if it occurs amongst vulnerable groups through psychosocial support, legal assistance and other protection measures
  • Provide monitoring and reporting mechanism and systems to the whole initiative drive
  • Raise awareness through community – engagement for all issues among affected communities with special attention to confidentiality and group individualism.
    In partnership with UNOCHA, Wheels to Heels and Tamdeen youth foundation, YFCA protection program projects targeted several governorates in Yemen, such as:  Al-Hodeida, Amran, Taiz, Marib and Aden.
Achievements : ـ
In partnership with UNOCHA and Wheels to Heal, YFCA protection program projects targeted several governorates  such as:
Al-Hodeida, Amran, Taiz, Marib, AlDhalee, abyan and Aden.

The main indicators are as follows : ـ
  • 1,200 beneficiaries received NFIs including blankets, mattresses, mats, water storage cans and kitchen sets; 800 beneficiaries in Al-Hodeida and 400 in Amran
  • 100 awareness sessions were conducted. 70 in Al-Hodeida and 30 in Amran benefiting an average of 5,500 beneficiaries
  • Mobile clinics still running under this project continue to receive an average of 80 patients a day providing them with integrated health services, psychosocial counselling with a phycologist and awareness settings on protection including GBV.
  • Provide life-saving health care via 4 emergency medical mobile teams following the guidance of WHO/ EMMTs concept in addition to specific GBV/Psychosocial support to 27,697 IDPs and host communities scattered among (259941) host communities at Altaizziyah district.
  • YFCA has received recently mobility solutions for physically challenged persons in Yemen; these items were donated by “Wheels to Heal”. YFCA has distributed wheelchairs to the highly vulnerable people in Aden and Marib governorates.
  • YFCA is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) for Protection.
  • Member if the Call to Action: a multi stakeholder initiative launched in 2013 to fundamentally transform the way GBV addressed in humanitarian emergencies.