Yemen Shelter/CCCM/NFI Cluster Factsheet, February 2016
On 18 February, the 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan was launched in Geneva. In total, a staggering 21.2 million people – four out of five Yemenis – are in need of humanitarian assistance. Relentless conflict with increased attacks on essential civilian and economic infrastructure has pushed basic social services to near collapse. The economy has ground to a halt and millions of families have lost their livelihoods. The Shelter/CCCM/NFI Cluster objectives for 2016 illustrated as follow:
Objective 1: Provide adequate shelter solutions and NFIs to the most vulnerable.
Objective 2: Ensure access to basic services for the most vulnerable living in collective centers and settlements.
Objective 3: Strengthen local stakeholders’ capacity for shelter, NFIs and CCCM response.
In 2016, cluster partners intend to assist over 2 million people, including vulnerable IDPs, host communities, refugees and migrants. The context for the response can vary significantly from IDPs in spontaneous settlements, often in barren, rural areas, to returnees in the Southern region of the country. The cluster will respond to significant numbers of IDPs living with host families (in urban and per-urban settings) and some of the most vulnerable IDPs living in dire conditions at collective centers. It is anticipated that with a protracted conflict and fighting on numerous fronts, IDPs will be displaced multiple times. The ongoing conflict and its shift to new locations has exacerbated needs for shelter and non-food items (NFIs).
Cluster partners will therefore prioritize delivery of emergency shelter kits, NFIs, return kits, humanitarian cash assistance and other assistance tailored to the host communities who are supporting large numbers of IDPs. Partners will also rehabilitate damaged houses for returnees or IDPs, construct transitional shelters where appropriate and rehabilitate/upgrade collective centers.
During January and February, the cluster continue to run the Post Distribution Monitoring for Non-Food Items and Emergency Shelter programming covering nine governorates across the country. These monitoring exercises will assist with designing future assistance.