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The United Nations: the possibilities of recovery in Yemen are possible if the war stops now


In its third and final report, Assessing the Impact of the Conflict in Yemen: Pathways to Recovery, the United Nations Development Program has found that if an agreement is reached pace sustainable and viable, there is still hope for a better future in Yemen.

If the war continues, the report estimates that 3.1 million people will lose their lives by 2030. Furthermore, an increasing percentage of these deaths will not be due to the fighting, but to the impact of the war on livelihoods, on the prices of food and the deterioration of health care, education and basic services.

The report found that extreme poverty in Yemen could be eradicated within a generation or by 2047 if the fighting stops.

The report developed seven different scenarios for recovery in order to better understand the prospects and priorities for recovery and reconstruction in Yemen.

The analysis highlighted the need for an inclusive recovery process that encompasses all sectors of Yemeni society and places people at the center of key and specific recommendations, such as empowering women, investing in agriculture, inclusive governance and exploitation of the private sector.

The report is intended as a strategic document that explores the effects of the conflict in Yemen on development, the overall development achievements associated with pursuing alternative strategies, and a framework for understanding what can be done in a postwar country.

The report also acts as an “advocacy document” in how much it puts in highlights the costs of the conflict in Yemen and the importance of coordinated and integrated recovery strategies.

The report concluded that Yemen will be in able to make up for lost time and offer better opportunities to the Yemeni people by reaching an agreement pace, pursuing an integrated recovery strategy and exploiting the main transformation opportunities.

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