In 2010, the Japanese government has funded several small-scale water projects in Yemen though its “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects” scheme. These projects include:
- construction of a water supply system in an arid area in Al-Mouza’ District, serving 800 people including the pupils of a primary school
- a water supply system serving about 2,200 people in 15 villages in the Al Barasha Area of Taiz; the system consists of “a water tank, a protection room for a water pump and water pipelines”
- a grant of US$ 100,396 for the Project for Improving Water Supply System at Wadi Al-Shagan in Al-Hazm District in Al-Jawf Governorate, benefiting 900 people in 11 villages and 150 IDPs (Internally Displaced Person) from Sa’dah Governorate
In the last Japanese fiscal year, Japan funded 18 projects in Yemen under the Grass-Roots scheme with a total amount of US$ 1.5 million.