The Supporting Resilient Livelihoods and Food Security in Yemen Joint Programme (ERRY II) is a 3-year programme financed by the EU and managed by UNDP and jointly implemented together with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

The programme covers six vulnerable governorates: Abyan, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj, Taiz and Sana’a (a total of sixteen districts).

The overall objective of ERRY II is to contribute to reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and improving access to basic services.

Accomplishments as of 2020

  • 880 individuals directly benefited from business development and life skills training, enabling them to run their own micro-businesses and indirectly benefited over 6,000 people.
  • Over 3,400 women and youth improved their livelihoods & food security through participating in the rehabilitation of 26 community market assets through 3×6.
  • 68 solar off-grid systems have been installed in public institution facilities, Schools & Health centres in four districts.
  • 36 solar off-grid vaccine refrigerators have been installed in 36 health centers in 4 districts.
  • 50 individuals have been trained to improve their employability skills in solar energy micro-enterprises.
  • 136 mediators were identified and trained on conflict and gender sensitivity as well as the Do No Harm principal in Az Zuhrah, Bani Qais, Ash Shammaytayn, Khanfer, & Al Musaymir districts.
  • 2 sensitive conflict scans were conducted in the districts of Khanfar & Ash Shim’yatayn.
  • 46 sub-district Committees were established and 46 Community Resilience Plans were developed.
  • 230 members of ٍSub-district Committees (SDCs) (59 females) have been trained on identifying recovery priorities and developing resilience plans.
  • 7 District Management Teams were reactivated and over 150 individuals were trained.


Photo and project description originally published by UNDP Yemen here.