Voices of Yemen

05 Jul 2015
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Hajjah city, Abs and Haradh districts

Residents of Hajjah city, Abs and Haradh districts are extremely concerned about how to live, they call for security; access to drinking water and food commodities, and securing fuel and shelters for IDPs. IDPs’ families are split up if they are hosted by relatives since the prevalence of a conservative culture frowns upon coexistence. Men have to search for other housing options leaving the women with their hosting families. They sometimes rent a house but renting has become very expensive. An alternative is to search for a public building as a temporary refuge.

“Voices of” is a series of community-level consultations led by UNDP in Yemen using inclusive focus group discussions that seek to: identify their fragilities, prioritise opportunities and challenges, and highlight the vulnerability of community livelihoods assets to sustain the crisis.

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