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  • Supporting Internal Displaced Persons in war-torn areas in Yemen
    Dec 1, 2016

    Since the failure of political dialogue process in September 2014 followed by an intensive military conflicts in number of governorates including Aden, triggered a comprehensive civil war in March 2015, which was sequentially followed by the launching of the military operations by the Arab Force Coalition that further exacerbated the humanitarian situation, as well as contribute further deterioration of the Yemeni economic to the level of collapsing.

  • Socotra's Information Center: Biodiversity Conservation and Sharing Benefits
    Sep 7, 2016

    The Socotra Archipelago, an island in the Arabian Sea, is a prime center of unique biodiversity. It is historically renown by its rare and spectacular plants. Only Socotra can give you a magic view of the dragon trees (locally known as blood tree), frankincense trees, desert roses…etc. that characterize its mountains and coastal landscapes. As one of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Natural World Heritage Sites in the Arab world, Socotra ranks among the top of endangered islands in the world with over 250 endemic species.

  • Equator Prize 2010 goes to Rosh Community from Socotra
    Sep 7, 2016

    The Rosh community was nominated for the prize by UNDP-GEF Socotra Governance and Biodiversity Project, which has been working in the island since June 2009. The project supported the community in preparing the presentation materials of the Equator Prize Award Ceremony which followed the Community Summit during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September. Rosh delegates were supposed to personally attend.

  • Adib’s nursery and eco-lodge: supporting private enterprises on Socotra
    Sep 7, 2016

    Adib’s family was always interested in agriculture and kept a home vegetable garden. With the support from UNDP’s project, the family converted the home garden to much needed nursery. This is very crucial says Adib to protect and conserve the unique biodiversity in the Socotra Archipelago.

  • Saving lives of mothers and their babies in some part of rural Taizz
    May 10, 2016

    In August 2015, UNDP launched a Private Business Midwifery Project, funded by UNDP and the government of Japan that aims to empower midwives to develop entrepreneurial skills to establish clinics in 22 rural districts in Taizz.

  • Social business: self-employment opportunity for vulnerable youth
    May 10, 2016

    The war has not been a disaster from Mohammed only. Many people like him lost their jobs and their sole source of income. But he thinks his responsibilities are bigger than he can handle and the conflict has affected him more than the others.

  • Abyan IDPs felt much better equipped to cope with the challenges ahead
    May 7, 2016

    Bassin 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 seeds
    May 7, 2016

    Hajj 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.

  • A New Generation of Women Leaders in Conflict Resolution
    May 7, 2016

    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.

  • Mine Detection Dogs Defend Yemen from Mines
    May 7, 2016

    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.