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Escalating armed conflict since 2015 has dramatically worsened Yemen’s chronic poverty and fragility, creating a crisis of unprecedented magnitude in what was already the poorest country in the Arab region. In a country of 27 million people, tens of thousands have been killed or wounded and 3 million have been...
Sana’a, 13 August 2017 - Coordination Unit of the Enhanced Rural Resilience In Yemen (ERRY) Joint Program ERRY Joint Programme, which is supported by EU, Conducted “The Consultation Workshop for ERRY Phase II” in order to provide feedback to the ERRY Joint Programme Mid Term Review and discuss on the proposed...
Four years of no electricity supplies has turned people’s life in Yemen upside down. Therefore, the incredible hunger for electricity makes you think that life revolves around the search for energy and little else. Many small rural and public facilities in the country suffer from lack of energy supply, impeding...
@AukeLootsma, UNDP Yemen Country Director, reports on the current crisis in #Yemen & how we’re helping people affected by the #Crisis
Saber (21-years old) hails from a farmers’ family in Abyan, Khanfar district, Alfeesh village. His father rents and manages an over 80 Feddan (1 fedan = 4,200 m2) farm at an annual lease fee of one million YR (nearly USD 3,000). At his last high school year, Saber worked part-time as a hired agriculture worker in...
In Al-Madan village, of Zabid district, a serious conflict had impacted on the young generation’s right to access to education especially for girls in that district. A disagreement has been raised between one of female public school’s administration and students’ parents over the need for payment of a monthly...
Due to the ongoing conflict, many young people in Yemen lost their jobs and businesses. In addition, many entrepreneurs around the country lost the vision of a better life for themselves and families. Mohammed Salem Al Dalak , a 27 – year –old young man from Lawdar District in Abyan Governorate, is one of those...
“I got to the point of buying just about enough wheat flour for the day and night to feed my family and there were times when I couldn’t have the money to purchase just one kilo of wheat. I don’t have a fixed source of income and there are no jobs because of the ongoing crisis.”
Enhancing nutrition services & practices in #Hodeidah - 13,487 cases of malnutrition for treatment @WorldBankMENA
Brussels, 5 July 2017—The European Union (EU) confirms its commitment to Yemen by providing EUR 25 million (nearly USD 27 million) to support the vulnerable Yemeni people affected by the devastating conflict.
The project, to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and local communities, will help struggling households to earn income to buy food and other essentials; keep some of the remaining healthcare facilities open and provide more psychosocial support to affected civilians.
40,078 beneficiaries of 5,725 households reached/supported through resilience enhancement activities conducted by 4 UN organizations and 12 Implementing Partners in 18 rural districts across 4 ERRY jointly targeted governorates in Yemen.
Initial funding by EU of 38 Million USD;
185 Village Cooperative Council have been established, composed of 1,393 members;
16,065 Participants (2,226 households) benefited from Cash for Work, Improved Household Food Security and Access to Cash;
1,699 Youth equipped with enhanced business and life skills;
20 health services and 20 education systems were equipped with solar energy systems; and
5,200 benefited from Value Chain Assessment inputs
422 manhole covers were replaced and 700 inspection chambers rehabilitated, funded by @WorldBankMENA @AlbankAldawli by Public Works Project 133,632 beneficiaries out of which 60,857 are females.