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February 2021

6 years of war and escalating conflict, Yemen is still facing an unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis. A terrible situation of destruction, loss and lack of livelihood for the majority of the population in Yemen.

It is time to reassess the humanitarian response in Yemen
Despite the efforts of humanitarian agencies and organizations to alleviate suffering and provide basic requirements, it is time to reassess the humanitarian response in Yemen and to launch new and innovative programs that integrate the roles and responsibilities of donors, the governments of Sana’a and Aden, international and local organizations and the private sector to link humanitarian assistance to economic recovery and social cohesion, and to build peace with development and sustainable solutions.
Projects in the field of livelihood improvement and economic recovery are implemented randomly, not as part of a comprehensive and orderly process, with limited scope and low results. Therefore, all parties concerned about the humanitarian and economic situation in Yemen must agree on a clear framework that would place the country on the path to sustainable peace and development and work together on measures and development programs to combat poverty and achieve the internationally agreed development goals.
Also through my daily dealings with humanitarian actors, the public and private sectors and local communities and for an effective and sustainable response, I propose the following:
Sensing responsibility, through my humanitarian and development work for years, being at the heart of society, living with the concerns and aspirations of the groups most affected by war and conflict, and  also through my daily dealings with humanitarian actors, the public and private sectors and local communities and for an effective and sustainable response, I propose the following:
The formation of an independent economic council, comprising technocratic economic figures and representatives of civil society organizations and the public and private sectors, with a mandate to formulate public policies that meet the requirements of the phase.
Agreement on measures to end the division of key State institutions that play a separate role in Yemen’s economy, including the Central Bank of Yemen, which will pay employees’ salaries, receive national revenues and provide liquidity to the private sector
Directing humanitarian assistance towards restoring livelihoods, promoting capacity to meet current and future challenges and laying the basis for long-term development.
Localizing humanitarian action in Yemen and activating international agreements in this regard.
Promoting the purchasing power of affected communities, while restoring community infrastructure through temporary employment opportunities and cash-for-work.
Prior to launching calls for project proposals, donors should consult with local organizations and stakeholders to identify priorities and put interventions in context.
Activating social responsibility programs for the private sector and companies in Yemen, and financing proposals for local organizations to generate innovative solutions to meet local needs.
Enabling local organizations to participate in policy development by linking humanitarian efforts to economic recovery and peace-building.
Reforming of the business environment of the private sector, reviewing the tax and customs collection mechanism, expanding the role of the private sector in recovery, economic empowerment and implementing reconstruction with a transparent and good governance mechanism.
Rehabilitating existing technical and professional institutes and colleges in order to adapt their output to the requirements of the labor market.
Supporting medium, small and micro enterprises, financing projects for the empowerment of young people and women and marketing their products.
Rehabilitating health facilities, promoting and developing local pharmaceutical industry, and providing incentives and benefits to encourage private sector investment.
Supporting Yemeni farmers to restore their livelihoods through sustainable agricultural solutions.
Facilitating imports and investments in renewable and alternative energy.
Supporting fish sector in fishing and processing, exporting, logistics and international marketing.
In conclusion:
I reiterate that the phase requires a qualitative shift in concepts, ideas and programs on humanitarian assistance. It also requires to work together to build resilience in local communities, to launch a recovery and economic empowerment phase that will pave the way for peace, and to help Yemenis overcome adversity and pain to create their bright future.
Hussein Al-Suhaily
Chairman of Tamdeen Youth Foundation

January 2021

Field Schools … Create Sustainable Livelihoods

We create sustainable opportunities, give hope to individuals and communities…
Part of the success story of field schools in Al Ma’afer district in Taiz governorate, implemented by Tamdeen Youth Foundation TYF, in partnership with FAO, and within the project of “Smallholders productivity restoration and enhancement in Yemen “
The Director of the Foundation’s Office in Taiz, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Muslimi, the Director General of Al Ma’afer district / Adel Al Moshammer, Deputy Director General of Social Affairs and Labor / Fuad Abdullah, honored the project team, and shared the joy of the farmers with the success of the field schools, which brought life back to the land, provided water, and created sustainable livelihoods.

Tamdeen Youth Foundation TYF signs a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Fisheries

Today, a memorandum of understanding was signed in Sana’a between Tamdeen Youth Foundation TYF represented by its Executive Director Dr. Tammam Al Hetari, and the Ministry of Fisheries represented by the Minister Mohammed Al-Zubairy. The memorandum included a partnership in evaluating the needs of the fish sector and mobilizing resources to rehabilitate infrastructure and improve the livelihoods of fishermen and coastal communities.
After the signing, the Minister of Fisheries confirmed the provision of all facilities for the foundation and for joint work to overcome the challenges in the fish sector that limited its production and its contribution to the national economy, especially in the field of training, rehabilitation, study of fish stocks, and rehabilitation and reconstruction of fish facilities.

Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) signs a memorandum of understanding with Taiz University and launches the program of (University Awareness)

Today, Tamdeen Youth Foundation, represented by its region director in Taiz, Dr. Ibrahim Al Musalami, signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiz University, represented by Dr. Riad Al Oqab, acting rector of the university and vice-president for student affairs. The memorandum included consensus to implement joint projects that provide training opportunities for students in community leadership, entrepreneurship, social investment, volunteer opportunities and providing a supportive environment for young people’s ideas. The memorandum also included cooperation, integration and exchange of experiences and knowledge between the university and the foundation to achieve the desired goals aimed at improving society and improving the efficiency of national cadres.
In addition, Tamdeen Youth Foundation has launched the program of “University Awareness”, that the foundation will implement in partnership with Taiz University, which includes training and qualifying university students for the labor market, providing them with life and practical skills that will enable them to build their future and promote their contribution to development.

December 2020

Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) distributes school bag to children in IDPs camps in Ibb Governorate

To ensure the continuation of the educational process for children in the displacement camps, and in partnership with UNICEF, TYF’s rapid response team has launched the distribution of the school bag in the IDPs camps in the districts of “Al Dhihar, Al Mashanah, Reef Ibb, Dhi Al Sufal, Jiblah, and Al Odain” in Ibb Governorate .

Distributing vegetable seeds and agricultural tools to 1,350 families in Lahj Governorate

In partnership with FAO and within the emergency support project to improve agricultural livelihoods for the most vulnerable families in the districts of (Radfan, Al Mellah, Al Mosaimir) in Lahj governorate, Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) has launched the distribution of agricultural inputs, which includes an integrated package of vegetable seeds and agricultural tools for 1,350 families. This enables them to restore livelihoods, improve food production and the diversity of their food consumption.

November 2020

Memorandum of Understanding between Tamdeen Youth & Hemmat Shabab

Tamdeen Youth Foundation ( TYF), represented by its Executive Director Dr. Tammam Al Hetari, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development represented by its Executive Director/ Qassim Kamal. The memorandum included cooperation in the fields of “program management, social and economic empowerment, resource mobilization, and promotion of Yemeni youth participation in entrepreneurship”. It also provided for integration in each party’s own advantages, opening up new horizons and promoting the positive role of the two foundations in the development and youth empowerment.
After the signing, Al-Hetari stressed that cooperation between civil society organizations is of great importance in the development of institutional building, professional performance and the advancement of humanitarian work.
For his part, Qassim Kamal expressed his happiness with the joint cooperation between Hemmat Shabab Foundation and Tamdeen Youth Foundation in order to achieve efficiency, effectiveness and common goals.

Al Mudhaffar General Hospital Management in Taiz honors Tamdeen Youth Foundation

Today, the management of Al Mudhaffar General Hospital in Taiz governorate honored the Tamdeen Youth Foundation(TYF) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) with the Shield of Excellence in the Humanitarian Response for their role in supporting the health system in the governorate to provide medical and therapeutic services to the population, as well as their contribution to providing the hospital with medicines, equipment and supplies for the response to Covid-19 virus and the fight against fevers through the (Emergency Response) project, implemented by the Foundation in partnership with the International Rescue Committee.
The hospital management, represented by its General Director/ Fahad Mahmoud Hassan, also handed over certificates of appreciation to the project team and saluted their humanitarian efforts in serving vulnerable groups.
For his part, The Director of the Foundation in Taiz, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Musalami, praised the active role of the health office in the governorate and the managements of Al Mudhaffar, Al Mesrakh, and Al Aroos Rural hospitals in providing facilities and integration with the foundation in order to achieve the success of the project at a distinct level.

Response the needs of 7,732 displaced families

Children and women are most affected by the consequences of displacement from the war, which continues to force many families to leave their homes in difficult circumstances.
Since the beginning of 2020, Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF), with the support of #UNFPA, and with the contribution of #UNICEF and #WFP, has been able to meet the basic needs of 559 displaced families in Al Mesrakh and Jabal Habshi districts in Taiz governorate, and has handed over kits of (dignity, food, and consumption). These families are added to 7,732 displaced families in Ibb and Al Dhalea governorates to which the Foundation has provided emergency assistance through the project of (Rapid Response to IDPs – RRM), which it implements in partnership with the UN Fund.

Children and women are most affected by the consequences of displacement from the war, which continues to force many families to leave their homes in difficult circumstances.

Since the beginning of 2020, Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF), with the support of #UNFPA, and with the contribution of #UNICEF and #WFP, has been able to meet the basic needs of 559 displaced families in Al Mesrakh and Jabal Habshi districts in Taiz governorate, and has handed over kits of (dignity, food, and consumption). These families are added to 7,732 displaced families in Ibb and Al Dhalea governorates to which the Foundation has provided emergency assistance through the project of (Rapid Response to IDPs – RRM), which it implements in partnership with the UN Fund.

Aden Health Office Honors Tamdeen Youth Foundation

Today, the Office of Public Health and Population honored Tamdeen Youth Foundation for its role in supporting the health system and promoting its role in providing medical and therapeutic services to the population, as well as its contribution to the provision of Al Mualla Health Complex with medicines, equipment and supplies for the response to Covid-19 and the fight against fevers through the project of (Emergency response) which is being implemented by the Foundation in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Combating the screwworm fly in Al Ma’afer district in Taiz

In coordination with the Agriculture Office in Taiz governorate, Tamdeen Youth Foundation is implementing a training and awareness program to combat the screwworm fly in Al Ma’afer, which has re-emerged in a number of the governorate’s districts, causing losses to livestock.
The program, which comes within the (Smallholders productivity restoration and enhancement project in Yemen – Horticulture and FFS subcomponents), which is being implemented by the Foundation in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), includes the training of 40 male and female beneficiaries of livestock owners on the combating and treating process implemented by veterinarians, and awareness and guidance methods of protecting animals from the screwworm fly disease.
Director of the Animal Production Sector of the Ministry of Agriculture in the governorate / Damaj Nasr called on farmers, breeders and marketers of animals and livestock the importance of maintaining animal health and attention to hygiene and disinfection of cowsheds on a daily basis to reduce the risk of injury and protect animals from wounds as they are a breeding ground for the screwworm fly

Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF) enables people in remote rural areas to have access to clean water

Residents of Marsabah village in Ans district, Dhammar governorate, faced a severe shortage of clean water supplies to their homes due to being affected by war and the crisis of oil products. Many of them were forced to use unsafe water sources, causing the spread of waterborne diseases, especially cholera.
Tamdeen Youth Foundation (TYF), in partnership with UNICEF, was able to build a 9-meter-high tower water tank with a capacity of 100 cubic meters, a pumping and control room for the project, and to install a solar power system with a capacity of 27,500 watts, as well as extending a 5,982-meter- pipe network of galvanized iron with various diameters.
Today, clean drinking water reaches 600 homes, and to ensure sustainability, a community committee has been trained to manage, operate and maintain the project.

October 2020