UNDP and KSrelief launch project to strengthen community resiliency and social cohesion in Yemen

October 9, 2023

During the signing ceremony of the project

UNDP Yemen / 2023

09 October 2023 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Yemen and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) have launched a project to support targeted vulnerable communities in Yemen. The 18 month-long project will benefit over 1,100 women, youth, unemployed Yemenis, and members of marginalized groups in six districts across Aden, Hadramaut and Lahj governorates.  

Prolonged conflict in Yemen has left 4.5 million Yemenis internally displaced, leaving many living in poverty and marginalized, negatively affecting the country’s social fabric. This project will aim to build the capacity of local community institutions to respond to conflict, strengthen local mechanisms for peacebuilding and social cohesion, and restore and stabilize the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals. Specific initiatives include the establishment of peace committees, a vocational training programme, and technical support and equipment grants for micro-businesses. 

“With support from KSrelief, we are encouraging engagement from community institutions in Yemen to identify their own communal priorities and initiatives and act on their priorities. Together, we’re providing sustainable assistance to crisis-affected groups through the creation of livelihoods and support to locally owned peacebuilding initiatives,” says Zena Ali Ahmad, UNDP Yemen Resident Representative.


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About King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre is an international organization that provides humanitarian aid and relief to those in need outside of the Kingdom’s borders. The activities of the center were inaugurated in May of 2015 under the high patronage and guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, may God support him. https://www.ksrelief.org/home/index

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