In early 2020, as Yemen entered it’s sixth year of on-going conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic presented new risks. A crisis within a crisis, the Yemeni healthcare system was already overstretched and lacked the resources to cope with the additional influx of patients. With support from international donors, some significant achievements have been made, covering a wide range of sectors including health, livelihoods and economy, business, security, and law enforcement.
UNDP Yemen’s programmes and projects are implemented directly and indirectly through our strong local implementing partners including, but not limited to: (a) community organizations; (b) public services and institutions; (c) the private sector; and, (d) civil society organizations. Aided by UNDP Yemen’s neutrality, a critical component of our mandate is to help build local partner capacity to continue to deliver critical social safety net projects, livelihoods support and delivery of life-saving key basic services both during and after the crisis.
With a focus at the community-level, and working with key implementing partners, UNDP in Yemen aims to restore livelihoods – as well as social cohesion and security – to create the necessary conditions for resilience and a post-conflict Yemen. Our current priorities are: (a) supporting a peaceful solution and transition; (b) economic recovery and livelihood; (c) restoring key basic services; and, (e) empowering vulnerable groups.
Guided by the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General, the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeida agreement (UNMHA) and the Resident Coordinator’s Office, UNDP will implement projects designed to provide visible results in areas critical to the advancement of the overall peace agenda. The proposed mechanism to fund the projects is the Peace Support Facility (PSF).
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