OCHA - Support to the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF)

Project completed

The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) aims to promote a coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities identified in the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) through the provision of funding for international and national NGOs and UN entities and with the involvement of sectorial coordination groups (clusters).

Country/region Period Budget
Yemen
01.01.2018 - 30.06.2019
CHF 3'500'000
Background

Yemen is considered one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world within a single country (Level 3 Emergency declared by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee since July 2015). The escalation of the conflict since March 2015 resulted in wide scale displacement of communities and exponential increase in humanitarian needs among the Yemeni population. The humanitarian concerns are manifold and the access of humanitarian aid is largely hindered exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.

The 2018 YHRP seeks USD 2.96 billion for almost 13.1 million people in need. The YHPF channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to humanitarian needs in Yemen and expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN entities.

Objectives Timely, coordinated and principled assistance is provided to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity.
Target groups Yemenis in need of humanitarian assistance, notably internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities, and returning IDPs, possibly refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants.
Medium-term outcomes

Main objectives of the Yemen YHPF in 2018:

  1. Support life-saving and life-sustaining activities while filling critical funding gaps;
  2. Promote needs-based assistance in accordance with humanitarian principles;
  3. Strengthen coordination and leadership primarily through the function of the HC and by leveraging the cluster system;
  4. Improve the relevance and coherence of humanitarian response by strategically funding priorities as identified under the YHRP;
  5. Expand the delivery of assistance in hard-to-reach areas by partnering with NGOs.

Objectives for the second Standard Allocation in 2017:

  1. Addressing the underlying and immediate causes of food insecurity and malnutrition by ensuring adequate access to Food, Nutrition, Health and WASH to the most vulnerable through an integrated approach;
  2. Integrated Response for the most vulnerable IDP, Returnee families and host communitites by ensuring access to a minimum package which include Shelter, NFI, CCCM, Food Security, WASH, Health, Nutrition and Protection services;
  3. Support YHPF partners in continuing the on-going Cholera response projects funded under the YHPF second Reserve allocation.
Results

Expected results:  

Focus on addressing the humanitarian community’s alert on the risk of famine. 

Addressing causes of food insecurity and malnutrition:

  • Scale up emergency food aid and emergency livelihoods assistance;
  • Treat and prevent malnutrition for children aged 0-59 months and pregnant and lactating women;
  • Support capacity of health facilities and services;
  • Providing WASH assistance in connection with health and nutrition interventions.

Integrated Response for the most vulnerable:

  • Providing shelter solutions and non-food items;
  • Establish community-based protection networks, provide legal assistance;
  • Providing emergency WASH assistance;
  • Multi-purpose cash/voucher assistance for vulnerable IDPS.


Results from previous phases:   As of December 2017, YHPF has provided funding for 111 projects of national and international NGOs with USD 126 million. The YHPF-funded projects reached 6’200’759 beneficiaries in 2017.


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs


Coordination with other projects and actors

Synergies exist with bilateral WASH and Protection contributions to INGOs benefitting from YHPF funding.

In addition SDC has an interest funding local NGOs, which we don’t do under the regular programme, as the follow-up is too time consuming in “Remote Management mode”.

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   3'500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   3'500'000
Project phases

Phase 10 01.01.2018 - 30.06.2019   (Completed)

Phase 9 15.06.2017 - 14.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 6 01.11.2015 - 31.10.2016   (Completed) Phase 5 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 4 01.10.2014 - 30.06.2015   (Completed)