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UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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Arab States
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Millions of Yemenis are affected by a terrible armed conflict, an impending famine and one of the world's largest cholera outbreaks in recent history. In May 2018, over 7,5 million people were receiving emergency food assistance — more than twice the number of people reached over a year ago.

10 December 2018
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Farah is only 10 months old. Her pain cannot be expressed by words: only through tears. Farah spends nights and days crying because of her unimaginable suffering from malnutrition. She lives with her parents in Ash Shamayatayn district in Taiz Governorate. “There is nothing that I can do” her father told us. Although he is a college graduate, he has not been working since the war started – RDP staff, Yemen


16 November 2018
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Mustafa Al Soufi, a 29-year-old from Yemen, has just started serving as an international UN Volunteer in Erbil, Iraq. He arrived in Erbil at the end of June 2018 and joined the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) at UNDP Iraq.

“As a Yemeni citizen who came from a conflict zone, I think it’s very useful to apply my experience to a country like Iraq, which has many similarities with Yemen in terms of security challenges and culture. Moreover, sharing experiences from different conflict zones can help beneficiaries in their recovery process,” he explains.

15 August 2018
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Je travaillais pour le Bureau de l’Irrigation du Ministère de l’Agriculture et des Forêts au Japon (actuellement le Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Forêts et de la Pêche) lorsque l’on m’a invité à prendre la parole pour un colloque organisé par le Consulat des Etats-Unis de Fukuoka. Lors de cet évènement, le responsable principal m’a donné un livre intitulé La bonne Guerre : le combat planétaire de l’ONU contre la pauvreté, la maladie et l’ignorance. Cette rencontre fortuite, au cours de l’été 1969, a changé ma vie.

23 October 2017
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

I was working for the Irrigation Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Japan (currently the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) when I was invited to speak at a symposium hosted by the United States Consulate in Fukuoka. At the event, the Principal Officer gave me a book entitled The Good War: the U.N.'s World-Wide Fight Against Poverty, Disease and Ignorance. That chance encounter, in the summer of 1969, changed my life.

23 October 2017
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Estaba trabajando para la Oficina de Irrigación del Ministerio de Agricultura y Silvicultura de Japón (actualmente el Ministerio de Agricultura, Silvicultura y Pesca) cuando fui invitado a hablar en un simposio organizado por el Consulado de los Estados Unidos en Fukuoka. En el evento, el Oficial Principal me dio un libro titulado La buena guerra: la lucha mundial contra la pobreza, la enfermedad y la ignorancia en todo el mundo. Ese encuentro casual, en el verano de 1969, cambió mi vida.

23 October 2017
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

There are different interpretations of the concept of volunteering across cultures and regions, and this is equally true within Arab countries. When a wealthy citizen reacts to a natural disaster by offering to contribute money, or makes donations of blankets and food to the people affected by the disaster, this is often seen as voluntary and therefore volunteerism. Charity is a vital component of humanitarian assistance, but it is not volunteerism.

08 August 2017
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Il existe différentes interprétations du concept de volontariat selon les régions et les cultures, et c’est également le cas dans les pays arabes. Lorsqu’un citoyen aisé répond à une catastrophe naturelle en offrant une contribution financière ou en faisant don de couvertures et de nourriture pour les victimes de cette catastrophe, cela est souvent perçu comme une action volontaire, et donc, comme du volontariat. La charité est un élément essentiel de l’assistance humanitaire, mais ce n’est pas du volontariat.

08 August 2017
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 2: Zero hunger

LA SOMALIE, LE SOUDAN DU SUD, LE YÉMEN ET LE NIGERIA FRAPPÉS PAR LA CRISE ALIMENTAIRE

10 July 2017
News
SDG 2: Zero hunger

THE STARK REALITY: FOOD CRISIS IN SOMALIA, SOUTH SUDAN, YEMEN AND NIGERIA

The reality of the escalating famine lingers among some of the world’s most vulnerable groups of people in Eastern Africa, and beyond. Having already endured the effects of civil war, poverty, and terrorism, the intensifying need for humanitarian assistance continues to increase throughout Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and northern Nigeria.

10 July 2017
News