Our Stories

  • Saving lives of mothers and their babies in some part of rural Taizz

    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

    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.

  • Innovating in Transitional contexts

    The UNDP Country Office presented two innovative approaches for employment generation –the 3x6 approach- and capacity development in transitional settings –the Emergency Capacity Development Facility- at the last Regional RBAS Cluster Meeting, organized in Amman Jordan, between 7th and 11th April 2013 with the participation of the UNDP Administrator, senior RBAS staff and representatives of country offices from the region.

  • UNDP Deputy Regional Director Sends Message of Hope to Yemen during Visit to Sana'a and Aden

    A few years ago, she was unable to say a word in front of a stranger. She was very shy and timid. But now, she is sitting with senior delegates of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) during a lunch organized by the Youth Economic Empowerment Project in which she was involved as a beneficiary of the "3x6 Approach" that helps youth with sustainable income.

  • Providing emergency employment in Taizz Governorate to support vulnerable families

    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.

  • Revival of People’s Livelihood

    A 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.