Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security

Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security

Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security (Rural Resilience 2) is a three-year joint program funded by the European Union. This program is implemented in Yemen by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Food Program (WFP) in six of the most in need governorates: Hajjah, Al Hudaydah, Lahj, Abyan, Taiz and Sana'a. The current phase of the program comes as a continuation of the first phase 2016-2019, which aims to provide young people with the necessary business skills and support the establishment of their small projects through training them on Entrepreneurship and supporting them with financial grants to start implementing their small projects that will provide sustainable income and job opportunities for them.


Importance of the project:
Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen (ERRY II) contributes to empowering youth economically and opening wider horizons for them to set up their own small projects funded by the United Nations Development Program and the European Union. Focusing aims on enhancing the accreditation of youth and rural communities in the age group (18 -40) on themselves in order to better cope with economic crises.

Project Objectives: 
Overall objective:

To contribute to reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience capacity of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and access to basic services. 


Specific objectives:
-Improve community livelihoods, productive assets and food security to strengthen resilience and self-reliance.
-Enable vulnerable communities to benefit from solar energy for sustainable livelihoods opportunities and enhanced social service delivery.
-Enhance the capacities of communities and local authorities to respond to conflict and gender sensitive priorities needs.

Period of the project:
The duration of the implementation of the first phase of the project is 11 months, funded by the European Union through the United Nations Development Program, during the period October 15, 2019 - February 15, 2021. It will be implemented in Abs and Bani Qais districts in Hajjah governorate and in Az Zuhra District in Al Hudaydah governorate. These districts are among the poorest and most affected areas in Yemen.

Targeted Groups:
- IDP/host/returnees individuals, 
-Individuals with households of more than 5 children, 
-Individuals with households of pregnant women and lactating mothers, 
-Individuals with households of malnutrition cases, 
-People with disabilities, 
- Individuals of both gender who are unemployed (in the age group 18-40 years) and who belong to the most vulnerable families affected by the war, at the rate of (60% male, 40% female).
-Individuals not targeted by other agencies and
-Individuals as women headed households.



AlHudaydah Governorate - Al Zuhrah Directorate

Hajjah Governorate - Bani Qais District