Program Updates | Yemen

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Last updated: October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

Mr. Mohammed Abdu is a watermelon producer in southern Yemen where agriculture is a way of life for many families.  Most watermelon producers in this area grow their crop by directly sowing seeds into their fields.  This technique typically results in longer growing time and increased production costs, exposing the watermelons to a greater risk of disease and pests.   

October 6, 2021

In Abyan Governorate, Yemen, thousands of children, especially girls, do not have reliable access to education.  Many schools have been badly damaged by armed conflict and girls who want to attend school risk being harassed and even attacked.   Families, fearing for their safety, are often hesitant to send their daughters to school, inadvertently furthering already existing educational gaps.

A meeting organized by Yemen Communities Stronger Together (YCST) to strengthen cooperation and collaboration between local authorities
October 4, 2021

USAID is working with communities to peacefully resolve conflicts and reinforce social cohesion in Yemen.

September 20, 2021

USAID’s Economic Recovery and Livelihoods program (ERLP) addresses critical economic stabilization challenges in Yemen. At the macroeconomic level, it works with public and private institutions to restore economic stability, enhance fiscal management, and increase international trade flows. At the microeconomic level, ERLP strengthens private sector performance and competitiveness—creating jobs, raising incomes, and improving livelihoods

August 6, 2021

Like many emerging market countries, Yemen has been functioning as a cash-based economy dependent on bulky exchanges of Rial bills for everything from simple daily purchases to government salaries and complex financial transfers. Moving money from one bank or account to another has been a slow and cumbersome process, involving a sluggish system of cash or check clearances. The result has restricted the flow of money for everything from humanitarian aid to the loans, investments, and business transactions that could help fuel economic recovery. 

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