Establishing Sustainable Access to Safe Water Through Rehabilitation of Water Reservoir

Since 2009, Global Communities has implemented several WASH projects in response to the protracted crisis in Yemen. Global Communities WASH projects included rehabilitation of public water supply infrastructure, 29 rural community water points, four water points, and two water reservoirs serving 317,408 people in need in addition to rehabilitation of sanitation facilities in five schools…

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Empowering Access to Water with Solar Power in Yemen

A solution was shining down on the community of Jayshan Abyan, Jayshan — As a general rule, you can survive without water for about three days. In the sun-washed community of Jayshan, this is precisely how long 6,500 people had to wait to get water: once every three days. Surprisingly, there is plenty of water…

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Local Authorities Rapidly Respond to the Safety of Mothers and Newborn Health in Taiz

The war in Yemen has presented a formidable challenge to health care facilities and maternal health services during the conflict, putting thousands of mothers’ lives at risk. The escalating violence and economic hardships prevented many mothers from getting the care they needed; healthcare services plummeted and deteriorated. Hospitals were no longer able to provide and…

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COVID-19 Response in Yemen

Our efforts around COVID-19 leverage strong collaborative relationships with communities and their leaders where we work to encourage positive, healthy behaviors and support local and national governments to coordinate and roll out locally-led responses. Read more about our Global capacity in preventing, mitigating and responding to outbreaks of infectious disease.

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CREATE Program in Yemen Empowers Youth to Challenge Themselves

By Asmaa Uqba, Reporting & Communications Officer, Global Communities Yemen During my visits to the Vocational Training institute, I encountered some trainees that caught my attention. These young people came from different villages in the Lahj governorate, which is located in the southern part of Yemen. Global Communities, through the USAID-funded Continued Recovery, Emergency Assistance,…

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Global Communities in Yemen

Global Communities in Yemen Global Communities has been working in Yemen since 2004 helping to empower young people and improve the educational system, as well as build the capacity of media and civil society to address and engage the public around social issues related to the rights of women and children. Read more about our…

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Five Reasons Why Water Security Matters to Global Security

Five Reasons Why Water Security Matters to Global Security By Franky Li, WASH Technical Advisor for Global Communities  |  This blog originally appeared on Medium. Across the globe, populations face the challenge of growing water scarcity. More than one-fifth of the world’s population — 1.6 billion people — live in areas that are suffering from water scarcity of some type.…

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergencies

Fact Sheet: WASH in Emergencies Water is essential for a range of day-to-day human needs, including consumption, hygiene and irrigation. In developing countries where clean water may already be scarce, conflicts or natural disasters can devastate water and sanitation infrastructure, and reduce people’s abilities to access this key resource. As a result, contaminated water and…

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Yemen Factsheet

Yemen Factsheet Global Communities has been working in Yemen since 2004 implementing humanitarian and development programs across a broad range of sectors and has continued to provide on-the-ground assistance throughout the current conflict. Programs have included providing emergency aid to communities affected by conflict; empowering young people through job skills development; improving the educational system by…

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What aid workers are saying about Yemen

What aid workers are saying about Yemen This article originally appeared in Devex By Anna Patricia Valerio The violation of what was supposed to be a weeklong cease-fire, the abduction of two aid workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross, and a cyclone that has complicated relief operations are just some of the…

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