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Hope for Yemen

Yemen was already poor before the war began in 2015. People lived on an average of US $4.5 a day. Unemployment hovered at 52 per cent.  


Through the Looking Glass

A beautifully diverse country, Yemen sits at the southern end of the Arabian peninsula. Steeped in culture and rich in World Heritage Sites, Yemen once had a flourishing economy that played a vital…  


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  


UNDP continued to Strengthen Resilience of Yemeni Communities in 2017

Yemen is facing an unprecedented political, humanitarian, and development crisis. Yemen’s post-Arab Spring transition did not conclude peacefully and spiraled into a full-blown war in March 2015.  


Painting for pupils: Beautifying Mosul’s schools

A dedicated team of residents from Mosul — mostly women — are earning an income by providing almost 200 schools with new desks, colourful murals and luscious plants.  


Yemen has already lost 2 decades of Human Development

Amman – Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to a UNDP-commissioned study released today. The study warns of exponentially growing impacts of…  


Reading and rebuilding: Mosul University Library

Mosul University’s Central Library — once a cultural icon — was ravaged by ISIL. But that hasn’t stopped students continuing their love for reading.  


Assessing the impact of war on development in Yemen

Assessing the impact of war on development in Yemen  


In Brussels, donors pledge US$7 billion for Syrians and countries in the region

Brussels - Delegates to a conference co-hosted by the European Union and United Nations in Brussels pledged some US$ 7 billion to efforts to reach 21.2 million affected people inside Syria and in…  


UNDP Administrator Ministerial Conference on Syria in Brussel

In addition to the immediate humanitarian needs that my colleagues Mark Lowcock and Fillippo Grandi will have highlighted, Syrians are increasingly challenged in their day to day life by limited…  

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