Crisis Support for Solid Waste, Water Supply and Sewage in Institutions in Aden and Mukalla Cities

Girls having to walk for miles fetch water but with UNDP's support, they are now able to provide clean water for the families
Coverage 2 Governorates (Aden and Hadhramout)
Target Groups Vulnerable communities and internally displaced persons in targeted governorates
Estimated Beneficiaries 800,000 people
Focus Area Water and Sanitation
Partners Public Corporation for Water and Sewerage (PCWS), The Clean and Improve the City Fund/Cleaning Fund (CF), Public Works Project (PWP), civil society networks and community-based organizations
Project Manager Khaled Magead
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Project Summary

Violence and instability have affected almost all Yemeni governorates, making it more difficult to access to basic services such as water, sanitation and waste management.  State institutions lack revenues and are challenged to pay salaries and running costs, while equipment and infrastructure deteriorates. Varying degrees of water availability, leakage, and irregular collection of waste contribute to the spread of serious diseases such as dengue fever, typhoid, ophthalmia, malaria and cholera.

This project helps responsible institutions to provide essential services in two major cities, to reduce epidemics, improve security and enable the people of Yemen to experience the advantages of peace.

Project activities are expected to improve the quality of life by reducing water-related diseases; contribute to a stronger economy by increasing productivity; and, contribute to stability by allowing communities to enjoy the benefits of peace.  


The project is designed to realize two practical outcomes:

  1. The Cleaning Fund and Public Corporation for Water and Sewerage are available in Mukalla.
  2. Pumping stations, including the main sewerage network and critical infrastructure are repaired.


  • Assessments of institutional capacity and infrastructure.
  • Preparation of a capacity development programme.
  • Procurement of 25 trucks.



Project start date:

December 2018

Estimated end date:

May 2020

Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Yemen

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Japan
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $9,829

    2019 $900,847

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