ACTED has been present in Yemen since 2012 with one coordination offices in Sana’a , and seven operational offices across the country. ACTED intervenes in eight governorates of the country (Aden, Al Dhale’e, Al Hudaydah, Lahj, Dhamar, Raymah, Sa’adah and Marib), responding to the specific humanitarian and developmental needs of each area.
Protracted conflict, currency value shocks, fuel shortages, extreme food insecurity, massive levels of internal displacement, multiple concurrent epidemics, flooding, droughts, and widespread poverty fuel the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen, considered by the UN as one of the worst in the world.
By the end of 2022, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) predicts that 26.1 million of Yemenis will find themselves in acute food and livelihood crisis or in Humanitarian Emergency level (IPC 4) and 161,000 will be in a situation of famine (IPC 5). , and 1.3 million pregnant and lactating women are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition.
In Yemen, climate change has recently impacted rain patterns, causing intermittent droughts, flooding, locust swarms, destroying agricultural livelihoods, infrastructure, and reducing access to clean water. 3.3 million people are internally displaced in the country , with a majority lacking access to jobs, healthcare and adequate shelter. Unpredictable exchange rate shocks have reduced the purchasing power for millions of Yemeni families, resulting in many families relying on negative coping mechanisms.
Key areas of intervention focus both on providing emergency response and works on long-term development, depending on each project location’s unique context. ACTED acts on several key sectors
These partnerships add great value to ACTED’s interventions through the harmonization of aid, creating referral pathways for beneficiaries, and by fostering complementary projects amongst INGOs to create a cohesive multi-sectoral response to the dynamic humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
ACTED Yemen strives to include environmental sustainability into all of its interventions. Rehabilitated Water Points and Water Sources are powered by Solar Panels, livestock activities utilize local animals, infrastructure rehabilitations and construction projects use locally sourced materials, and ACTED leads cleaning and waste management campaigns in its IDP camps.