Solar power sales help women avoid food insecurity in Yemen


Devex  | Mon, Feb 4, 2019

by Teresa Welsh


WASHINGTON — Solar panels are providing women in Yemen access to energy and a way to escape famine conditions that continue to threaten the country.

The nearly four-year war in Yemen has left half of the country’s 29 million people hungry on a daily basis and killed an estimated 85,000 children from starvation. To tackle this pervasive food insecurity, the United Nations Development Programme is teaching women to run their own small businesses by generating energy with solar panels.

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