Yemen

Apr 06, 2021
For several decades, Global Communities and PCI, a Global Communities Partner, have taken a comprehensive, integrated approach to health programming. The merger of Global Communities and PCI one year ago coincided with the onset of the pandemic, and its responses are well informed by the rich history in health programming that each organization brought to the merger itself. Our responses to the coronavirus also reinforce the importance of our broader health programming, with an emphasis on social mobilization and health behavior change. The needs brought into focus by COVID-19 have reinforced the importance of our water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programming, prioritizing community engagement, strong local partnerships, and long-term sustainability, everywhere we work. Additionally,... Read more
Mar 23, 2021
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 benefiting 5,729 students, four water points.  Global Communities' Humanitarian Assistance Yemen programs have also improved hygiene practices in the camp through the distribution of 43,639 hygiene kits and 500 community waste bins. Electronic vouchers have enabled nearly 30,000 families to purchase critically needed hygiene goods, including soap, and sanitary pads.  The USAID-funded Continued Recovery,... Read more
Mar 23, 2021
A solution was shining down on the community of Jayshan Abyan, Jayshan — As a general rule of thumb, 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 in Jayshan. The water system flows from a well, drilled 35 years ago, that has not run dry. However, the main problem is the cost of getting this water to people. More specifically, the cost of powering the pump that supplies water to the residents of Jayshan.   When the water system was originally built, a diesel-powered water pump was installed. In Jayshan, diesel is scarce and expensive.  So expensive, in fact, the local committee managing their water system had to cut... Read more
Mar 08, 2021
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 upkeep health services, as the war still profoundly impacted the already pre-existing challenges of Yemen's health care systems. Shortages of fuel and unreliable electricity supply severely impeded health service provisions, as power failures during critical prenatal medical emergencies began to be the norm. Unexpected incidents increased, and the local authorities' responsiveness and capacity to provide essential health... Read more
Aug 13, 2020
Eman Mohammed, a 31-year-old Yemeni woman who is the sole breadwinner in her family, works, studies, takes care of her elderly parents and her brother who has a disability, and fulfills societal roles expected of her. Eman is one of the two female members in a nine-member Community Enhancement Committee (CEC) in Aden’s Ibn Albasir community. She plays an instrumental role in engaging female community members and ensuring that their issues are addressed in the committee.  “It was the hardest time in my life, to work, study, and take care of my elderly parents. But understanding my role as a CEC member under PACE (the Participatory Action for Community Enhancement model) and seeing how transparent the whole process was, I had to reach out to female community members because I was going... Read more
Apr 04, 2020
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.    
Apr 01, 2019
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, and Training Engagement in Yemen (CREATE) program, provided a chance for those trainees to learn, evolve, become empowered and challenge themselves to enter the work force with refined skills that will improve their livelihoods. Salama Saleh, is a young woman, engaged to be married soon. She was raised among three sisters and four brothers in an open-minded family. Salama is very... Read more
Aug 02, 2018
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 current and previous program in Yemen here:   
Oct 05, 2017
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 poor quality sanitation services can increase the prevalence of diseases and deteriorate hygiene and productivity. Global Communities’ humanitarian Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs are designed to provide immediate access to clean water and sanitation facilities, while improving hygiene practices and laying the... Read more
Feb 02, 2017
Global Communities: Committed to Assisting Refugees Global Communities’ mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. Today, there are few people more vulnerable than the people affected by the Syrian conflict, the displaced within Syria, the refugees across the region and beyond, and the host communities who receive them, whose public services are stretched to breaking point. Nearby, in Yemen, there are many millions also in desperate need of humanitarian assistance as conflict engulfs that country. We are working in partnership with local NGOs and communities to alleviate human suffering across the region. Since 2014, we have been working with local partners to deliver critically-needed... Read more
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