Ten-year-old Saleh loved school, but was forced to stop attending his classes because of the lack-of-water supply to his village, Al-Raqqa, in Hajjah District. He and his father, Hilal Sweid, took turns collecting water every day by guiding their donkey three kilometers away from the village to the nearest water source.
New York– Unprecedented numbers of people are affected by conflicts and humanitarian crisis in the Arab States Region. As partners for development, UNDP and Japan have fully committed to assist populations to be more resilient even under challenging circumstances and strengthen the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.
As for the father, Zaid, he is happy he is able to live a more independent life and is proud that his son, Ali, is able to return to work.
UNDP Yemen, in partnership with For All Foundation (FAF) and OXFAM, is conducting a series of cash for work and protection activities for 600 beneficiaries from the targeted governorates of Aden and Lahj under the livelihood and human security interventions funded by Government of Japan.
Providing nurses at Amran General Hospital with training on nursery skills to improve the hospital overall service delivery
“The lack of water in my village caused my family and I to suffer from dehydration as the nearest source of water is about 3 kilometers away from our house. It takes me about four hours to walk across very rugged roads and return”
Ms. Samia, 32 years old whose family has been adversely affected due to the ongoing conflict and war. Samia and family was dependent on her father’s salary which was discontinued after his sudden demise.

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26 Million

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0.20

Poverty rate

2,300

GNI per capita (2011)

0.482

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