2020 COVID-19 Response Recap Newsletter
Feb 22, 2021
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. For a country that relies on 90 per cent imports for its food and receives approximately 15 per cent of its gross domestic product in remittances, the decline of global finances was felt particularly hard in an economy already suffering.
Thanks to the continued support of our international donors, UNDP was able to quickly mobilize local partners to operationalize the national COVID-19 response plan in Yemen.
Some significant achievements have been made, covering a wide range of sectors including health, livelihoods and economy, business, security, and law enforcement.