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Can Solar Power Save Lives in Rural Yemen?

Al-Za’zea, in the south-west of Taiz governorate, is home to close to 15,000 people. A remote area suffering economically due to the war, people have struggled to find stable work, and the rough…  


Distance Education: Overcoming all Challenges to Build Business Skills and a Brighter Future

In the remote, mountainous region of Sarar, 75km north-east of Aden, 471 Yemeni men and women wave their mobile phones in the air, chasing connection as they wait for the familiar ping of the message…  


Paving the Road to Long-term Employment

Together, UNDP and its local partners support a transition away from dependence on emergency employment with the aim of helping to build more sustainable post-crisis livelihoods opportunities.  


Soil, the Hearth of the Earth

Accounting for approximately 15 per cent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) – and employing more than 50 per cent of the workforce – agriculture is more than just a source of income for the…  


Saving Lives by Breathing Life Back into the Ports of Yemen

In crisis countries like Yemen, investment in infrastructure is often overlooked, but UNDP views this as an extremely important effort to facilitate the entry of humanitarian assistance, to build…  


World Toilet Day: Investing in Yemen’s Sanitation Systems

Yemen is one of the world’s most water scarce countries. The on-going war has made access to water and adequate sanitation services extremely difficult for Yemenis.  


A Mother’s Hope During Crisis: How Emergency Employment Ensures Food and Critical Healthcare for Families in Khanfar

The emergency employment component of the ERRY II programme aims to improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable through short-term emergency employment and small enterprise recovery.  


Saving Ali’s Life Through Community Education Programmes

“Through this project I have taught many women with low – or no – literacy about cholera, diarrhea, natural breast feeding, pregnancy, and many aspects of maternal health. I feel like I’m having a…  


The humble toilet: Protecting public health and boosting business

Since 2015, the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) has engaged 90 young Yemenis from across the country through annual innovation camps, hackathons, and workshops that aim to boost their capacity to…  


Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020: Meet our Youth Leadership Programme Alumni

Since 2015, the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) has engaged 90 young Yemenis from across the country through annual innovation camps, hackathons, and workshops that aim to boost their capacity to…  

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