New programme phase to boost the resilience of the most vulnerable in Yemen

Deputy Regional Director for Arab States Peter Rademaker says a new phase of a multi-agency programme, funded by the EU and Sweden, will be vital in boosting livelihoods, food security and climate adaptation in Yemen.

Press release | 30 March 2022
SANAA (ILO News) - The European Union (EU) and Sweden have contributed new funding totaling US$ 49.37 million to boost resilience, livelihoods, food security, and climate adaptation in Yemen. The recently signed agreement to support the third phase of the Supporting Resilient Livelihoods, Food Security and Climate Adaption in Yemen - Joint Programme (ERRY III) covers a three-year period starting in March 2022.

“The ERRY III programme is a leading example of how UN Agencies can work together to respond collectively to the needs of the most vulnerable, providing vital support through sets of integrated interventions and durable solutions to help communities cope, generate income, access basic services, increase food security and foster self-reliance in targeted governorates in Yemen,” said the ILO Deputy Regional Director for Arab States Peter Rademaker.

The programme, launching on March 30, aims to enhance the capacity of crisis-affected communities to manage local risks and shocks for increased resilience and self-reliance. It will specifically target the most vulnerable community groups, including women, the unemployed, youth, marginalized minority groups, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and stressed host communities.

“This programme is an important step towards bolstering resilience in Yemen, focusing not only on rebuilding assets, but also on restoring livelihoods and generating decent employment opportunities – as well as sustaining peace efforts. It will help conflict affected populations in Yemen rebuild their lives. The ILO looks forward to implementing its part of this joint UN initiative,” Rademaker said.

The programme will potentially reach nearly 847,000 direct beneficiaries and will be implemented jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Food Programme (WFP).