A brief overview of the WASH situation in Yemen:

Yemen remains one of the most countries that suffer from water paucity where access to drinking water is very hard for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Populations in Yemen are facing heightened exposure to communicable diseases due to irregular and insufficient access to safe water, adequate sanitation, and hygiene items which increase the risk of public health crises. Over two-thirds of Yemenis require support to meet their basic WASH needs. Inadequate access to WASH services is a major driver of communicable disease outbreaks and acute malnutrition. Years of underdevelopment, extensive damage from conflict, unstable fuel imports, and natural disasters have left water and sanitation systems struggling to uphold minimum services.

YDN WASH program interventions:

During the period 2014 to 2020, YDN has conducted 14 interventions in the WASH program, 11 governorates were targeted and more than 251,303 beneficiaries have benefited. These interventions included wells drilling and operating, establishing permanent pumps, water tracking, providing drinking water to IDPs, cholera case monitoring, basic and consumable hygiene kits distribution, water sources rehabilitation, water networks rehabilitation, construction latrines, and conducting awareness sessions.

Geographical Coverage:

(11) Yemeni governorates: Amanat Al-Asemah, Al Hodeidah, Lahj, Taiz, Hadramout, Aden, Al Jowf, Dhamar, Ibb, Al-Mehweet, and Hajjah governorate.

An active partner in:

  • National and Sub WASH cluster.
  • Member of WASH cluster capacity building technical working group.

Summary of the WASH interventions:

More than 251,303 the total of the WASH program interventions beneficiaries