Press releases
  • Yemen conflict paralyzes economic activity, puts women businesses at riskNov 15, 2015Sana’a, 15 November 2015 -- In partnership with SMEPS, UNDP conducted in August 2015 a rapid business assessment in six governorates to examine the impact of the crisis on business activity. The assessment was carried in Sanaa, Hajjah, Sa'ada, Taizz, Aden and Abyan Governorates, providing insights on the extent of damages and loss incurred by the private sector.

  • 500 women expanding their livelihoods assets in the dairy value chain in TaizzNov 4, 2015Taizz, 4 November 2015 – With support from UNDP and the Government of Japan, and in partnership with Spark, a community outreach event conducted to launch a resilience-building initiative aimed at economically empowering of 500 vulnerable women to establish their own start-up businesses in the dairy value chain in the districts of Al Ma'afer, Ash-Shamayateen, Al-Mawasit and Jabal Habashi of the conflict-affected Governorate of Taizz.

  • Reviving People’s Lives and Resilience in WarOct 28, 2015

  • First Social Business Lab in Sana’a to support social entrepreneurship for resilience inauguratedOct 26, 2015

  • UNDP re-opens ten bakeries in AdenOct 19, 2015Aden, UNDP in partnership with For All Foundation launched a project re-opening of ten formerly closed bakeries under an enterprise recovery initiative, from a total of 18 in Al-Mualla neighbourhood of Aden.

  • UNDP Supports Civil Society in Yemen to Document Human Rights ViolationsOct 5, 2015UNDP together with UN WOMEN and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has started training Yemeni civil society organizations to independently document human rights violations and provide psychosocial support to victims of the ongoing conflict.

  • Collecting stories from chaosOct 2, 2015The war here in Yemen has caused over 4,000 civilians deaths and 1.4 million Yemenis to be internally displaced since March. To examine the impact of this war, UNDP Yemen turned to citizens to hear their daily hardships and identify opportunities to restore livelihoods.

  • UNDP signs agreement with King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center for emergency livelihoods and rights protection for Yemeni peopleAug 27, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is pleased to announce the signing of a Cost-Sharing Agreement with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to improve food security in crisis-affected communities in Yemen and to support the protection of human rights in the country. The agreement was signed in Riyadh on 27 August 2015 and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center will contribute $1,743,200 for three months duration. This is part of the broader contribution from Saudi Arabia to the UN Flash Appeal.

  • UNDP restoring community services through social entrepreneurship led by youthAug 24, 2015UNDP, Millennium Development Foundation and For All Foundation are launching three social businesses in Sana’a, which will directly support 53 vulnerable youth, including 30 women, with alternative economic opportunities that will benefit the affected population in Nuqum and Tahreer areas.

  • UNDP and Japan Invest in Yemeni Women to Build Resilience During CrisisAug 7, 2015UNDP and the Government of Japan are launching a Women Economic Empowerment programme geared to economically empower Yemeni women of Taiz and Ibb governorates. Mostly absent from the labour market, women possess an untapped potential for value chains and local economic activity which has become even more vital within the current crisis as livelihoods are directly and durably affected by the war, insecurity and the economic blockade.

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