Stories


“Our sewers are no longer clogged, disease is at bay”

For people like Fatima, who lives in a run-down house in the old city of Crater in Aden, to install a new sewage system in her neighborhood was a priority like none other. Over the years, the old…  


Support for land and irrigation helps stave off debts, brightens prospects for Yemeni farmer

Lahj, Yemen – The Arabic proverb, “Determination is key to everything,” finds resonance in the story of Adel, a 44-year-old villager from Lahj, a southern Yemeni governorate. Adel descends from a poor…  


Keeping dreams alive in the face of death

Twenty-six-year-old Mariam Saleh’s dream of becoming a dentist may seem ordinary, but her will and determination to advance her education and training throughout Yemen’s civil war were extraordinary.  


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…  


Social Protection project provides much needed support for war-affected communities

Amwal Hassan, a displaced mother of Taiz working on reclaiming agricultural lands in Al-Maafer District, Taiz Governorate  


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.  

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