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Fostering Peace and Security through Health Care

Yemen’s humanitarian crisis has had an acute impact on the health care sector – particularly its service delivery. Mohammed’s lab was no exception.  


Yemeni Rural Women Launch the Country’s First Private Solar Energy Grid

To lighten the load on citizens in the Abs district, Hajjah governorate, the Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Joint Programme has supported 10 rural female entrepreneurs in establishing a…  


Bashir: From bankruptcy to success

Bashir Naji is one example of a previously vulnerable person who lost his living to the ongoing conflicts. The 30-year-old father heads a family of four – a wife and three young daughters – that…  


Searching for a Place to Call Home

Amna’s situation has improved dramatically since joining the cash-for-work project that is being implemented by the Social Fund for Development (SFD) in partnership with UNDP.  


Clearing the way for the future and protecting lives by building local capacity

The political unrest in Yemen and civil wars have caused the poorest country in the Arabian peninsula to be riddled with landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).  


EU helps enable access to healthcare for women and children

Al Hawta District, Lahj Governorate: In response to community needs, the rehabilitation of the maternity and childhood healthcare and storage facility began in October 2018 and was recently completed.  


Cleanliness for Ramadan in Hodeidah

Hodeidah – Coinciding with the holy month of Ramadan, communities throughout Hodeidah are participating in a Clean-Up initiative – collecting waste from streets and helping to restore “life as usual”…  


Red Sea Mills free of explosives for the first time in 8 months

The presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW) throughout Yemen poses a major risk to civilians, with landmines and other ERW causing 233 civilian casualties in the last year alone.1 Beyond the…  


Starting Over

The consequences of conflict are not only seen on battlefields. In Yemen, conflict has interrupted development and, some would argue, reversed it altogether.  


Samiah: Caught between war and displacement

Samiah hopes for peace to prevail in Yemen and that the war will come to an end soon. She tells us of her story fleeing war in hopes of a better life, and how she found that life come to reality…  

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