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  • Feb 20, 2018

    Due to its conflict history, Yemen has been facing severe problems with unexploded ordnances as they are present throughout the whole country with the only exception of the Al-Mahwit region. Some of the explosives are as much as 50 years old and hidden deep in rocky or sandy terrains. More than five thousands land mine casualties have been registered so far with many survivors never obtaining proper medical care and staying deprived of decent sources of livelihood.

  • My neighborhood, Al-Nusairiah in Hajjah, is well protected from floods and easy accessible
    Feb 20, 2018

    “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.”

  • Feb 20, 2018

    Katiba, a young woman who lives in a remote rural area called Bani Usef, Far’ Alodeen district, Ibb governorate. People of Bani Usef faced many major conflicts that have been obstructing the development in health and education for many years.

  • Providing emergency employment in Taizz Governorate to support vulnerable families
    Feb 20, 2018

    Although the armed conflict has placed tremendous hardships on the population of Taizz Governorate and local actors, UNDP’s emergency employment programme has continued to deliver assistance in partnership with the Social Fund for Development, placing a particular focus on the inclusion of vulnerable groups such as youth and women.

  • Feb 19, 2018

    In March 2017, Fatima was awarded the Women’s International Day Prize, bestowed by the Youth Leadership Development Foundation and sponsored by UN Women, in recognition of her efforts on dispute resolution and contribution to maintain social peace in Lawdar District, Abyan Governorate. She was one of the trainees who completed the Dialogue Design and Facilitation, and Conflict Transformation for Insider Mediators training developed and implemented by the Search for Common Ground (SFCC), an implementing partner of UNDP under the Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Programme.

  • Fatima, a Mother Overcomes Loss and Sorrow
    Jan 11, 2018

    Fatima Ahmed Bahassan, a mother from Aden governorate, is one of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in the country.

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