Yemen: CCCM Factsheet – December 2016


As outlined in the 2017 HNO, more than 4.5 million people require assistance with shelter, non-food items (NFIs) or management of collective centres in which they are living. This includes 3.9 million living in areas of acute need. Despite ongoing efforts, a large number of IDPs still live in severely concerning conditions, including in unfinished buildings, substandard shelters, schools, public facilities or in the open.
The 2017 Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster strategy envisions a comprehensive, governorate-tailored response that will target the most vulnerable families.
Assistance will be designed to incorporate protection analysis and complement the work of other clusters. Altogether, cluster partners will assist 2.2 million people, including emergency shelter for more than 1.1 million people and NFI solutions for nearly 1.9 million people. Support for collective centre management and solutions for those living in spontaneous settlements will benefit nearly 162,000 people. Support to minor rehabilitation of these public facilities will also benefit the host community. The 2017 plan is partially driven by additional needs that have emerged due to affected people’s depleted savings, lack of access to financial resources and saturation of available housing capacity. As a result, partners will pilot cross-cutting approaches such as the use of cash and vouchers, and working through multi-functional mobile teams.
The 2017 cluster plan will also focus more strongly on returnees than last year.
As of January 2017, about 1 million people are estimated to have provisionally returned to their areas of origin, compared to 17,000 at the time of the 2016 YHRP. With many returnees facing precarious conditions or living in areas of significant damage, partners aim to support their transition with a return package that will include vouchers for emergency shelter or basic relief items. Activities targeting returnees will also include direct support for rehabilitation of damaged houses. Finally, partners will work with national stakeholders to transfer knowledge, particularly on emergency shelter design and accommodation-type tailored CCCM approaches.


  • Over 1 million individuals were reached with NFIs, cash or in-kind distributions (including assistance during the winter session);
  • 0.3 million individuals were assisted with in-kind or cash for Emergency Shelter kits / materials;
  • 18,826 individuals benefited from the support of cash for rental subsidies.
  • 40 IDPs collective centres were rehabilitated;
  • 12,914 individuals reached through the rehabilitation of their damaged houses.