Our Stories

  • 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.

  • 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.