Yemen: Shelter/NFI/CCCM Cluster Winterization Plan, October 2016 – March 2017

Climate in Yemen varies greatly depending on the geographical region. During the winter season, the country experiences coolness, with frequent frost. The range of temperature can go from 22°C (72°F) during the hottest month of the winter, into below 0°C (32.0 °F) at its coldest. Rain is brought in by the southwest winds. Rainfall, which comes in irregular heavy torrents, averages 130 millimetres (5.12 in) annually.

This is new emergency appeal for the Winterization Plan for the IDPs and affected populations. It is part of the cluster efforts to put in place measures to support people of concern in order to avert the risk of humanitarian tragedy and loss of life during the winter months, particularly between October and March. Cluster’s response requires coordinated efforts by partners and speedy implementation to address this situation by distributing Winter NFIs kit and Shelter assistance. Given the current numbers of people concerned and the growing humanitarian needs, more will be required to bolster the response in the affected areas during the winter months. The cluster will seek to provide people most at risk, particularly women and children, with a “winter package” composed of different items, as outlined in this document. Special arrangements are envisaged for individuals with specific needs.

Planning assumptions

Between October 2016 and March 2017, the cluster anticipates 217,573 households in need for winter assistance and estimated 65,279 most vulnerable households (30% of the need) in need for urgent assistance. The top priority governorates are Dhamar, Amran, Sana’a, Marib, Taizz and AlJawf given the harsh weather condition (extremely cold) during the winter season and areas with the high number displaced households residing in collective centres and spontaneous settlements.