Since March 2015, Yemen has experienced intensive conflict in most of the governorates. The escalation is a follow up to the crisis that started in September 2014 when a large part of the territory, including Sana’a, the capital city, were taken over by militia. In July 2015, Yemen was declared an L3 emergency as the conflict resulted in an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
UNDP Yemen’s programmes and projects are implemented directly and indirectly through our strong local implementing partners including, but not limited to: (a) community organizations; (b) public services and institutions; (c) the private sector; and, (d) civil society organizations. Aided by UNDP Yemen’s neutrality, a critical component of our mandate is to help build local partner capacity to continue to deliver critical social safety net projects, livelihoods support and delivery of life-saving key basic services during and after the crisis.
With a focus at the community-level, and working with key implementing partners, UNDP in Yemen aims to restore livelihoods – as well as social cohesion and security – to create the necessary conditions for resilience and a post-conflict Yemen. Our current priorities are: (a) supporting a peaceful solution and transition; (b) economic recovery and livelihood; (c) restoring key basic services; and, (e) empowering vulnerable groups.
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