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Effects of conflict – including the high cost of production, inability to access land, and movement of households to safer areas – have caused agricultural productivity to decline by more than 50 per cent. This, in addition to the inflated cost of basic food commodities, make it very difficult for the vast majority of Yemeni households to feed their families. Tens of thousands of people are already in advanced stages of extreme food deprivation and approximately 238,000 people will face similar conditions if food assistance is disrupted for even a few days.

The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, ensuring that all people can access sufficient and nutritious food throughout the entire year. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural practices – supporting small-scale farmers and allowing equal access to land, technology and markets. It also requires international cooperation to ensure investment in infrastructure and technology to improve agricultural productivity.

Goals in action

  • Self-employment opportunity for vulnerable youth

    Mohammed participated in a UNDP initiative that re-opened ten closed bakeries in Al-Mualla neighborhood. The ten bakeries were provided with wheat, diesel and water tanks to restart their activities, selling bread at half price for a period of two weeks. The initiative helps the bakery owners to regain their customers and improve food security of the population.

  • Samiah: Caught between War and Displacement

    Samiah hopes for peace to prevail in Yemen and that the war will come to an end soon.

  • Opening the door to success in Lawdar district

    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.

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