Stories


World Environment Day: A Nation Threatened and a Community Committed

Let us take you on a journey and meet Yemen’s own #GenerationRestoration – citizens from across the country committed to ensuring its beauty is preserved for future generations.  


Beekeeping in Yemen

Every year, Yemen’s 1.2 million native bee colonies produce more than 1,500 tons of honey, providing income to an estimated 100,000 beekeepers.  


A Tale of Two Seas: Fisheries During Crisis

From the tropical waters of the Caribbean to the hot and salty Red Sea, Yellowfin Tuna spawn, feed and grow up to seven feet long. This highly migratory species call a wide stretch of the ocean home,…  


Yemeni Fisherfolk: A Legacy as Rich as the Sea

The severe impact on the fishery sector from the ongoing conflict has fueled the need for additional support to Yemeni fisherfolk. The Government of Japan is generously funding the United Nations…  


Faces of Yemen’s Seaports

Meet the Yemenis Working to Ensure Food, Fuel and Medicine is Delivered amidst the World’s Worst Humanitarian and Development Crisis  


SOCOTRA: Yemen’s Island of Natural Wonder and Beauty

Socotra, an island located 380 kilometres south of the Arabian Peninsula, means “island abode of bliss” in Sanskrit.  


Cash-for-Work: Helping Bring Hope while Sustaining Human Dignity

Malekah received YER 370,000 (€ 358) for her work, spending her income on construction materials, supporting household expenses, and caring for her newest baby.  


Supporting the Vulnerable and Diminishing the Threat of Hunger

To support war-impacted communities and lift thousands of Yemeni families out of extreme poverty and unemployment, the European Union has funded the Social Protection for Community Resilience Project…  


Fighting the Fear: Clearing Mines from Yemen’s Rural Communities

For many Yemenis, the realities of war are tangible and deadly. Ali, a farmer and a father of five, was impacted by explosive remnants of war in his village, losing critical income and carrying the…  


Innovating in Hodeidah: Finding Solutions for 350 Tons of Daily Solid Waste

To clean up the streets of the city, between May and December 2019, UNDP employed nearly 6,100 people: 3,650 from the local community and 2,450 from the District Cleaning Fund (DCF). Approximately…  

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