After years of stalemate in which thousands of civilians have suffered the devastating consequences of the conflict, diplomacy has a chance in Yemen, with the recent consultations in Sweden between the representatives of the Yemeni parties, under the auspices of the United Nations. The agreement on a ceasefire in Hodeidah is particularly important.
After years of stalemate in which thousands of civilians have suffered the devastating consequences of the conflict, diplomacy has a chance in Yemen, with the recent consultations in Sweden between the representatives of the Yemeni parties, under the auspices of the United Nations.
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then.
The Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen Programme (ERRY) is a joint programme funded by the European Union and implemented by FAO, ILO, UNDP and WFP to enhance resilience of crisis-affected rural communities.
On 4 and 5 December the European Union hosted the first High-Level dialogue on “Advancing the role of Women in Peace Processes” between Syrian and Yemeni Women representatives in Brussels. Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, participated in the closing session of the event, where the women representatives presented her with concrete recommendations, followed by an exchange of views on how to bring those forward.
The rainwater harvesting reservoirs project is part of the EU-funded and supported Social Protection for Community Resilience Project (SPCRP) to enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities in the Hajjah governorate in Yemen in partnership with UN Development Programme (UNDP) . The project is designed to support 317 households in the Bani Al-Awwam district alone.
The European Union has adopted a €30 million programme in support of vulnerable communities suffering the effects of prolonged displacement in Yemen.
This brings the total EU development assistance to Yemen in 2018 to €71 million. This longer-term support aims to preserve the social fabric, provide increased livelihood opportunities and enhance food and nutrition security. The overall EU commitment in support to resilience and development in Yemen now stands at €244 million since the start of the conflict in 2015.