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Prolonged conflict would make Yemen the poorest country in the world, UNDP study says

Brussels, 9 October 2019—Yemen will become the poorest country in the world if its conflict goes on through 2022, a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) projects.  


Prolonged conflict would make Yemen the poorest country in the world, UNDP study says

Yemen will become the poorest country in the world if its conflict goes on through 2022, a new report by UNDP projects.  


UNDP appoints Michael Haddad as regional goodwill ambassador for climate action

Amman—The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) today announced the appointment of Lebanese endurance athlete Michael Haddad as Goodwill Ambassador to…  


UNDP Administrator’s Statement: Mission to Yemen

Four years of violent conflict in Yemen has reversed decades of development progress. Fighting has killed or injured tens of thousands of civilians and displaced well over 3 million people. Eighty per…  


The Secretary-General message for 100-Day countdown to the International Day of Peace 2019

Every year on 21 September, the United Nations calls on all nations and people to put down their weapons and reaffirm their commitment to living in harmony with one another. Today, as we mark the…  


Hodeidah: Providing critical vehicles to support demining efforts

Sana’a – Today the United Nations Development Programme provided our national partner, the Yemen Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC), with 20 Hilux armored vehicles to support their daily demining…  


Hodeidah: Thousands take to the streets for Ramadan clean-up campaign

Hodeidah – Communities throughout Hodeidah are participating in a Clean-Up initiative – removing waste from the streets, during the holy month of Ramadan. From 20 May to 20 June 2019, four thousand…  


World Bank and UNDP: Continuing strong partnership for Yemeni people

Sana'a - The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) commits an additional US$100 million for two years to continue helping the Yemeni people in crisis.  


UNDP: Standing ready to help upgrade facilities at newly demilitarized Hodeidah ports

Sana’a – As military and security forces leave Hodeidah, Ras al-Isa and Salif ports, the United Nations Development Programme is ready to help improve the efficiency and productivity of the ports.  


Conflict threatens development gains in Yemen

Amman, Jordan - Projections indicate that, if the war ends in 2022, development will have been set back by 26 years — the equivalent of over one generation. If it continues through 2030, that setback…  

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