With the outset of the new year, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPs) is keen to provide projects to the most vulnerable areas and with dire needs

The United Nations Offices for Projects Services (UNOPS) funded by World Bank, IDA  launched a number of service projects in a number of Yemeni districts.  The Acting Director of the Office, Engineer/ Ziad Jaber, the head of the Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project (YEEAP) has said that

“The start of the work on these important projects shows the extent of how keen the UNOPS is to help the people of war-affected areas and alleviate their suffering”.


UNOPS has been keen mainly to adopt and target the urban cities and countryside to improve electricity service and supply vital facilities such as health, education, and water facilities with electricity so that it alleviates the suffering of the people, resulting from the situation imposed by the war.


The total cost of the Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project and the Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project was USD $ 200,000,000 and they extended to reach more than 3 million people with the support of the International Development Association (IDA) – World Bank Group.

During a field visit made by the Acting Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services and his working team to a number of the most vulnerable and target areas, he has noted that the projects implemented with the local partners such as the Roads Maintenance Fund and Works funded by the International Development Association aims mainly to supply vital service facilities with power and other services provided by the project so that they can continue providing services to citizens.


He also noted that 24 schools and 8 hospitals in different districts in Aden governorate were supplied with energy that was restored completely under the Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project.


At the same time, he confirmed that a similar number of service facilities are under implementation under the Yemen Emergency Electricity Access Project. Six schools out of twenty-four schools and service facilities have been implemented in different districts in Lahj governorate. The project extends to schools, health centers, and water wells in many districts of the governorate, which some of them are still under implementation with total cost USD $ 1,498,754 of the 24 projects.


It is worth mentioning that the project seeks to supply more than 1,200 service facilities and two hundred thousand households with clean electricity.


UNOPS continues to implement its projects this year in light of the encouraging facilities provided by the local authorities and the interaction of the citizens who showed great satisfaction with the humanitarian and development intervention by UNOPS and World Bank.