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  • A New Generation of Women Leaders in Conflict ResolutionA New Generation of Women Leaders in Conflict ResolutionKatiba, 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.

  • Abyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges aheadAbyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges aheadBassin Yasslam and his family were amongst more than 190,000 people who fled Abyan in 2011. He explained “We were guilty of nothing except living in the wrong place”.

  • Hajj Ahmad, one of hundreds of farmers benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seedsHajj Ahmad, one of hundreds of farmers benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seedsHajj Ahmad Sayed, 61 years old, was one of hundreds of farmers who benefited from the distribution of fertilizer and seeds, which was implemented by UNDP in late 2012 in northern governorate of Sa’ada, Yemen.

  • Mine Detection Dogs Defend Yemen from MinesMine Detection Dogs Defend Yemen from MinesDue 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.

  • Providing emergency employment in Taizz Governorate to support vulnerable familiesProviding emergency employment in Taizz Governorate to support vulnerable familiesAlthough 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.

  • Revival of People’s LivelihoodRevival of People’s LivelihoodA 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict has deprived him of his job, becoming unable to pay for rent and support his family.

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