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  • Social business: self-employment opportunity for vulnerable youthSocial business: self-employment opportunity for vulnerable youthThe 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.

  • Economic empowerment puts youth in driver’s seatApr 4, 2016Economic empowerment puts youth in driver’s seatFor Mohammed Alshouthmi and other participants in the cash-for-work programme in Yemen, emergency jobs offer respite, allowing families to address urgent needs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Helping young Yemenis fight unemploymentHelping young Yemenis fight unemploymentTaiz, Yemen — Twenty-five-year-old Tahani walks along a row of trees that she and her work crew planted earlier in the day.

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