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  • Yemen Stabilisation Programme launches its first phase of the Project “Restoration of livelihoods of affected populations” Aug 27, 2017

    Aden, 23 August 2017: Aden is a test case for the concretization of post-conflict peace dividend and for the start of a post-conflict recovery phase. Yet the city’s socioeconomic, political and security conditions remain fragile and the State is struggling to improve security orders. Aden and other non-active conflict areas require additional support to help prevent negative setbacks that would adversely delay peace process and reconstruction, as well as put citizens at risk of relapse in secondary conflicts. Livelihoods and essential basic social services have not been recovered to the pre-conflict levels, fuelling a terrain for extreme poverty, violence, further displacement and instability in general. The Yemen Stabilisation Programme (YSP) focuses on two-interrelated objectives: 1) Generate knowledge on local stabilisation needs; and 2) Restore the disrupted livelihoods of the affected population that would yield to the strengthening of community-based protection mechanisms mainly focusing on women and youth. Moreover, the programme is expected to expand to other areas, which would entirely depend on mobilization of resources.

  • Enhanced Rural Resilience Consultation Workshops were conducted in Aden and Sana’a Aug 14, 2017

    Sana’a, 13 August 2017 - Coordination Unit of the Enhanced Rural Resilience In Yemen (ERRY) Joint Program ERRY Joint Programme, which is supported by EU, Conducted “The Consultation Workshop for ERRY Phase II” in order to provide feedback to the ERRY Joint Programme Mid Term Review and discuss on the proposed activities for the scale-up that aims to expand ERRY interventions to cover more districts and beneficiaries in the targeted governorates of Hajjah, Hodeidah, Lahj, and Abyan. The workshop also aims to provide feedback on the ERRY JP Mid-term review report. Besides the four Participating UN Originations, i.e. UNDP, WFP, FAO and ILO, 65 implementing partners and key technical staff from national institutions in Aden and Sana’a participated to the event.

  • European Union and UNDP support social protection for community resilience in Yemen Jul 5, 2017

    Brussels, 5 July 2017—The European Union (EU) confirms its commitment to Yemen by providing EUR 25 million (nearly USD 27 million) to support the vulnerable Yemeni people affected by the devastating conflict. The project, to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and local communities, will help struggling households to earn income to buy food and other essentials; keep some of the remaining healthcare facilities open and provide more psychosocial support to affected civilians.

  • Yemen is facing an uphill battle to remove explosive hazards Apr 4, 2017

    Message by Jamie McGoldrick On the occasion of International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

  • UNDP Country Director Mr Auke Lootsma visits debris management projects in Aden and meet key decision makers Mar 25, 2017

    The war in Yemen has generated a dire humanitarian situation with massive destruction to the country’s public and private buildings. Debris has accumulated, sometimes with hazardous explosive remnants of war (ERWs) under the rubble and their accumulation is one among many obstacles in the delivery of humanitarian assistance or the resumption of services in the areas where the conflict has subsided. UNDP, thanks to funding from Government of Japan to the project ‘Immediate Support to Solid Waste Management, Debris Removal, and to Women affected by War, through Cash for Work in Yemen’, is tackling such debris at key public institutions in several districts of Aden.

  • UNDP and the Government of Japan renew partnership to support stabilization of conflict-affected communities Mar 22, 2017

    UNDP and the Government of Japan renew partnership to support stabilization of conflict-affected communities

  • Empowering Local Communities in Lahj to Manage Conflicts and Promote Social Cohesion Nov 15, 2016

    UNDP in partnership with Partners Yemen launched on Saturday October 22nd a six-day Advanced Training of Trainers in Sana'a, to develop the capacities of 13 experts from Lahj Governorate, 30 % of whom are women, in dialogue facilitation and design situation and conflict analysis.

  • Building Capacity of Local NGOs to Respond to Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis and Improve Service Delivery in Conflict Affected Communities: Training of Trainers (TOT) Nov 12, 2016

    Funded by United Nations Peace Building Fund (UNPBF) and in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Humanitarian Forum Yemen (YHF) has concluded Training of Trainers (TOT) course on Humanitarian Competencies, Conflict Resolution, and Early Recovery to build the capacity of local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)

  • Building Capacity of Local NGOs to Respond to Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis and Improve Service Delivery in Conflict Affected Communities Oct 23, 2016

    Humanitarian Forum Yemen (YHF) in cooperation withThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the has concluded a two-week training course on Humanitarian Competencies, Conflict Resolution, and Early Recovery to build the capacity of local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). The objectives of the training are to reflect the local NGOs experience in the thematic training manuals, which UNDP and YHF are working to develop, promote a wide scale response to the humanitarian crisis in the country and to improve service delivery in the conflict affected areas. In the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, UNDP, YHF and local NGOs, a closing ceremony was held in the capital Sana'a on Thursday to mark the graduation of more than 60 trainees including 50% of women, representing 30 local NGOs from the governorates of Abyan, Aden and Taiz.

  • World Bank Approves US$50 Million Grant to Help Communities and Institutions in Yemen Cope with the Conflict Jul 20, 2016

    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$50 million emergency project to support Yemeni households and communities hard hit by the ongoing crisis. The grant is part of a new World Bank Group strategy for Yemen, also endorsed today by the Board of Executive Directors, focused on enhancing Yemen’s resilience by preserving national service delivery capacity, while preparing for post conflict recovery.