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UNDP Yemen COVID-19 Response (August 2020)

UNDP’s response is framed around three objectives: (a) help Yemen prepare for and protect people from the pandemic and its impacts; (b) respond during the outbreak; and, (c) recover from the economic…  


The Power of Community Spirit: Overcoming a Health Crisis Together

ommunity initiative produces more than 6,000 free face masks, sets up four public sanitization and awareness-raising points and conducts over 3,000 home visits to educate the community about COVID-19…  


Yemeni Women Take the Lead in the Fight Against COVID-19

“The purpose of our hard work is not just to protect our community, but also to protect ourselves and our families,” says Umm Zakariya, an experienced seamstress who wanted to use her skills to give…  


The Power of The Sun: Solar Energy Helps Healthcare Facilities Deliver Essential Services

There are long queues at fuel stations. Fuel prices have skyrocketed. The rising cost of water, transport and essential goods endure. And COVID-19 continues to spread unabated throughout Yemen. With…  


Local Women Are Gearing Up to Fight Against COVID-19

In Yemen’s Taiz Governate, women in the Shim'yatayn District play a key role in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). With support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in…  


Beekeeping Value Chain

There are prospects to make honey business in Yemen more resilient. A million Sidr trees need to replace the cut ones to improve bee pastures. Unfortunately, the Yemen crisis did not only make…  


COVID-19 in a Country at War: How YECRP Helps Yemenis Maintain Resilience and Prepare for Recovery

Since the conflict broke out in March 2015, over 3.6 million people have been displaced; one-third of whom live in overcrowded camps and informal settlements that struggle with proper sanitation.  


Food Industry Value Chain

Yemen imports more than 90% of its food, including wheat, rice, sugar, dairy products, canned food, oil, among others. Yemeni people consume local vegetables and fruits. While many would process food…  


Solar Energy Systems Value Chain

The crisis has created a need for solar energy systems. Much of the north could not access electricity generated in the Mareb power station. The severe shortages of fossil fuel prevented the use of…  


Supporting COVID-19 Prevention through Soap Production

For most Yemenis, purchasing food is a daily struggle, much less purchasing basic hygiene needs like soap. This is causing many war-torn, rural communities to struggle to protect themselves from…  

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