Humanity & Inclusion: Integrated services for specific needs of the crisis-affected population in Yemen

HI provides comprehensive and tailored services to address the specific needs of individuals affected by the conflict and crisis in Yemen, with a view of enhancing independence, mental well-being, and preventing long-term disability. Special attention is given to vulnerable groups, including those with injuries and disabilities, women, children, internally displaced populations, and caregivers.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Protection, access & security
Medical services
Health systems strengthening
01.07.2023 - 30.06.2025
CHF  1’300’000
Background The people of Yemen experience a prolonged crisis with 21.6 million needing aid due to conflict and collapse of services and institutions. 4.9 million disabled persons struggle to access services and shelter. Those who are disabled and elderly face increased vulnerability and isolation. Women and girls with disabilities face heightened risks.
Since 2015, the conflict has limited the provision of healthcare, including special services for the disabled. Their economic marginalization and lack of representation in decision-making aggravates exclusion, poverty, poor health, denied education, and protection risks.
Objectives The project contributes to a reduction of vulnerabilities and to the alleviation of the suffering of people affected by the conflict and crisis in Yemen.
Target groups The initiative targets 53,433 beneficiaries and their communities: women, men, boys, girls, people with disabilities and injuries, victims of explosive ordnances, and their caregivers. The project addresses the specific needs of this vulnerable population in 5 governorates across Yemen (Amanat Al Asimah, Hajjah, Al Hodeidah, Taizz, and Aden).
Medium-term outcomes Crisis-affected populations in Yemen, including people with disabilities and injuries, have access to enhanced integrated services, their rights are promoted, and exposure to risks associated with explosive ordnances and armed violence are reduced.

Expected results:  

  1. Provision of quality integrated rehabilitation services for crisis-affected persons with injuries and disabilities
  2. Crisis affected persons with disability and injuries have better access to services and enjoyment of their rights. 
  3. Immediate threats caused by explosive ordnance to the affected communities are reduced through community awareness and risk education. 

Results from previous phases:   The proposed intervention builds on key results and insights from the previous phase (2022-2023). Lessons learned include improving coordination with local authorities, prioritizing capacity building, transitioning to an indirect approach, and empowering caregivers and communities. Focus is on disability-inclusive programming, partnerships with local organizations, and technical support for long-term sustainability, ensuring effective and lasting projects and programs.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • Humanity & Inclusion (HI)

Coordination with other projects and actors Health and Protection Clusters, local authorities and relevant Ministries; WHO; Inclusion Task Force; Trauma Working Group; DRC, ICRC, MSF, UNICEF, UNDP and local organizations; communities; MOPIC / SCMCHA; humanitarian and development agencies
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’300’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    600’000
Project phases Phase 2 01.07.2023 - 30.06.2025   (Current phase)