The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


Restoring access to critical infrastructure in Yemen

With funding from the government of Japan, UNOPS will rehabilitate roads in the city of Aden, helping connect more than half a million people to public services.

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Years of conflict in Yemen have damaged urban roads, negatively impacting trade, mobility and access to key services such as healthcare and education.

To help, UNOPS will rehabilitate 3.6 kilometres of intra-urban road infrastructure to enhance access to more than 1,400 critical service buildings including schools, hospitals and other public utilities as well as commercial facilities.

“This project aims to rehabilitate urban roads in the city of Aden to improve access to major facilities in the city and vulnerable urban communities, including internally displaced persons, thereby contributing to supporting the future reconstruction of Yemen,” said Ishibashi Marino, Charge d’Affaires ad interim of Japan to Yemen.

The climate-resilient roads will enhance connectivity and help ensure the smooth transportation of goods and services to neighbouring communities and governorates.

“This important humanitarian road initiative will provide improved access to much needed public services for some 538,000 people – including more than 270,000 women and girls,” said Muhammad Usman Akram, Representative and Director of UNOPS Multi-Country Office in Amman.

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