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SOCOTRA: Yemen’s Island of Natural Wonder and Beauty

Socotra, an island located 380 kilometres south of the Arabian Peninsula, means “island abode of bliss” in Sanskrit.  


Cash-for-Work: Helping Bring Hope while Sustaining Human Dignity

Malekah received YER 370,000 (€ 358) for her work, spending her income on construction materials, supporting household expenses, and caring for her newest baby.  


Supporting the Vulnerable and Diminishing the Threat of Hunger

To support war-impacted communities and lift thousands of Yemeni families out of extreme poverty and unemployment, the European Union has funded the Social Protection for Community Resilience Project…  


ERRYII Programme Progress Brief - Issue 4

ERRYII programme brief- issue 4 highlights the Joint programme background ,key achievements, and challenges during the reporting period form July 2019 - December 2020.  


Fighting the Fear: Clearing Mines from Yemen’s Rural Communities

For many Yemenis, the realities of war are tangible and deadly. Ali, a farmer and a father of five, was impacted by explosive remnants of war in his village, losing critical income and carrying the…  


UNDP and UNMHA Joint Statement: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Yemen: 4 April, 2021 - As Yemen enters its seventh year of conflict, and despite the continuous and notable efforts of the Yemen Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC) across the country, mine…  


Innovating in Hodeidah: Finding Solutions for 350 Tons of Daily Solid Waste

To clean up the streets of the city, between May and December 2019, UNDP employed nearly 6,100 people: 3,650 from the local community and 2,450 from the District Cleaning Fund (DCF). Approximately…  


Water, the Foundation of Life and Success

Mohammed and his sons – with help from skilled workers and community members employed through the same cash-for-work project – built a 18000 liters ground water reservoir fed from a spring near his…  


Water and Work: YECRP’s Approach to Addressing Climate-Induced Water Shortages

UNDP’s Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) has been working to implement long-term solutions, with funding and support from the World Bank’s International Development Association and in…  


Sustaining Life in Dire Circumstances: Providing Clean Water to Yemen’s Villages

Because of the project, water is now available to around 7,000 residents. The 12,000-meter-long network – built by 10 members of the local community through cash-for-work – is now triple the original…  

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