Food and water:
no longer a basic
good, but a great need.
2.2 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Yemen is the poorest Arab country and one of the least developed: it ranks 160 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Index. Since March 2015, the armed conflict has spread rapidly across the country with devastating consequences. An estimated 21 million people, which is 80 per cent of the population in Yemen, is in dire need of humanitarian assistance. A high number of civilians have died during the war. As the mortality rates soar, life expectancy has dropped to 63 years and the number of internally displaced people risen to 3.2 million.
KEY CHALLENGES IN YEMEN
Malnutrition of children.
Lack of clean water.
OUR PROJECTS IN YEMEN
Many districts in the Hajja Governorate have no running water, no electricity, no phones and cannot be accessed by car. Together with local NGOs, we have restored hundreds of rainwater systems over the last couple of years . Currently, we are working with Youth For Homeland, a Yemeni NGO, on re-building twelve water cisterns in Hajja. Around 600 families benefit from the restored source of water and sustainability is key. This is not a momentary water solution but one that will benefit the community long term. Through the provided training, they are able to maintain the cisterns independently. Our Integrated Water Resource Management project is funded by the BMZ and has a volume of 555.555 Euro. Between June 2016 and April 2017 we will be working on improving and sustaining water resources in Yemen.
Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Project
Malnutrition is s becoming a chronic problem in Yemen. Before the crisis, Yemen imported around 90 per cent of its food. The supply of food has been wrecked by endemic poverty coupled with a total economic and political instability. Children and expectant mothers are facing especially severe consequences due to malnutrition and limited to no access to clean water or health care. Vision Hope started the maternal and Child Health Nutrition program in the Hajja Governorate in April 2016 and will continue until the end of the year. Over the next nine months, the project costs amount to almost 300,000 Euro. The partnership between WFP and Vision Hope was established in 2012; continuing to make a difference to thousands of people’s lives. For example through the distribution of peanut-based nutritional supplements is estimates to reach around 45,000 people.
Due to the on-going crisis in Yemen, the WFP called out for a lifesaving program for Yemeni families. Since several years, Vision Hope acts as one of the project partners to address the malnutrition in the Hajja Governorate. The food security project greatly complements the implemented nutrition project. The goal was to provide lifesaving food supplies to the most vulnerable and in-secure cases in the districts assigned by the WFP. Together with the local community the process of planning, identifying the beneficiaries and food distribution took place. Vision Hope has worked on the improvement of the Yemen’s food security between January and March 2016 with a project sum of more then 220,000 Euro. There is a desperate need for ongoing humanitarian support for Yemen.