Our Stories

  • In Lahj, Village Cooperative Council (VCC) paving road for the community
    Oct 1, 2017

    Lesha’ab, is a 112-household village located at Habil Jabr District in Lahj Governorate, the neglected mountainous road made the access to village difficult and this was affecting the villagers negatively making it difficult to access to nearby town market and services. It is a hard life that communities are facing in Lesha’ab and other nearby villages due to the rough road which dramatically deteriorates by flash floods and inability to maintain due to the current situation. As a result, some families leave their home and move to rented accommodation in close-by towns to get easy access to services and employment.

  • Solar Energy, Always Healthy
    Aug 7, 2017

    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.

  • Saber Amer: From a Farmer to a Business Owner
    Jul 27, 2017

    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 neighboring farms, including his father’s.

  • My neighborhood, Al-Nusairiah in Hajjah, is well protected from floods and easy accessible
    Jul 19, 2017

    “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.”

  • From Depression into a Successful Banana Retailer
    Jul 18, 2017

    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 who have been affected by the ongoing conflict that has subverted his dreams of becoming a successful businessman.

  • Mukhtar Awadh: No longer in Despair
    Jul 10, 2017

    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.

  • Improving livelihood through Cash for Work and Small Business Development targeted at youth in Hodeidah
    Apr 16, 2017

    Under the Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Programme Cash for Work and Small Business Development opportunities are provided to 900 youth in Hajjah and Hodeidah Governorate. Each youth participated in Cash for Work receive US$10 per day and at minimum US$6.5 are saved in their bank account for future investment in small businesses or sustainable livelihood measures.

  • Honoured for her passion and continuous efforts, Fatemah, the Insider Mediator
    Apr 13, 2017

    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.

  • Our Home cannot be the Battleground!’ – Women-led initiative to prevent violence
    Apr 13, 2017

    During the Advanced Training of Trainers on conflict resolution and mediation jointly conducted by UNDP Yemen and Partners Yemen in Lahj governorate, Nusiaba from Tuban district in Lahj Governorate shared her unforgettable experience of violence prevention back in April 2015. Since then, Nusiaba has actively involved in conflict or disputes resolution, mediation and negotiation in her areas, grasped every opportunity to further enhance her skills, and encouraged other female member of her area and community to follow her path.

  • Families of Alaqamah starting their own small businesses
    Jan 24, 2017

    Funded by the World Bank, UNDP has partnered with Social Fund for Development (SFD) through the Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) to build the resilience of local households and communities to withstand and cope with the impacts of Yemen’s conflict and assist their early recovery.