Mar 27, 2019
Since 2015, armed conflict has fueled a crisis of unprecedented magnitude in what was already the poorest country in the Arab region. With nearly 80 per cent of the population in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, the Yemeni crisis is the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster.
Engaging local capacities, systems and institutions, UNDP is assisting Yemen in building back better.
- Over 7.1 million employment work days created for crisis-affected people
- Nearly 290,000 people from vulnerable households employed in cash-for-work programmes (indirectly benefiting over two million)
- Over 2.3 million people received water, education and improved roads
- Nearly 2,500 classrooms refurbished
- 370 kilometres (approximately 230 miles) of roads improved
- Over 4,000 hectares (approximately 10 acres) of farmland built or improved
- Over 220,000 people benefited from nutrition services (nearly 114,000 women | over 88,000 children)
- Over 167,000 people now have access to solar power (including 31 schools and 55 health facilities)
- Cleared 6.4 million square metres (approximately 1,581 acres) of land; Removed 120,000 explosive remnants of war and destroyed 13,230