Building up resilience of Yemeni families in "dire need": UNDP

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Auke Lootsma UNDP Country Director in Yemen. Photo: Reem Abaza

Yemenis continue to show "incredible resilience" despite the crippling war which has left around 20 million in need of aid.

That's according to Auke Lootsma, Country Director in Yemen for the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

He said UNDP's role was to try and build up that resilience even further, through programmes such as "Cash for Work," which allows families to make their own choices and buy their own food.

Due to the on-going conflict between government coalition forces and Houthi rebels, around 17 million Yemenis don't know where their next meal is coming from, as Mr Lootsma explained to Reem Abaza.

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