The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

UNOPS to further improve critical urban services across Yemen

The World Bank’s International Development Association approved a $50 million grant to further support the Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project.

Implemented by UNOPS with support from local partners, funding for the continuation of the project comes at a critical time as the country grapples with damaging floods and the effects of COVID-19.

“We are proud to continue to support the World Bank to revitalize critical urban services in cities across Yemen. This additional funding will further help to improve living conditions, generate economic opportunities and build local capacity.

Muhammad Usman Akram - Director of UNOPS Multi-Country Office in Amman

More than six years of conflict in Yemen has caused widespread damage to urban infrastructure, including transportation, healthcare, waste management and electricity infrastructure. The damage from conflict and climate-related shocks has further impacted trade, mobility and access to critical services such as healthcare, education and markets.

During the first phase, the Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project rehabilitated more than 230 kilometres of roads in 8 cities and restored access to critical services for more than 3 million people through improving basic living conditions. A key component of the project aims to boost the local economy and strengthen capacity by partnering with local Yemeni institutions and service providers.

Read more about the project here.

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