Yemen

Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and struggles with chronic underdevelopment and instability. Malnutrition, food and water shortages, rampant unemployment and illiteracy, and high gender inequalities have been compounded by civil conflict. Since 2004, fighting between the Government of Yemen and Al Houthi rebels has displaced an estimated 175,000 people. In August 2009 an escalation in the conflict worsened the humanitarian situation and RI joined the international response in February 2010 to meet the needs of the growing IDP population.

By the Spring of 2015, international coalition airstrikes have intensified, displacing tens of thousands more. The UN recently estimated that five million people in Yemen were severely food insecure, and as many as 13 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance. RI has been conducting emergency food distributions in the Aden governorate.

 

Yemen - Current Programs

Aid Agencies in Yemen Call for Cease Fire as an Additional 70,000 People Flee Airstrikes
Relief International was one of 17 aid agencies working in Yemen today who condemned the growing intensity of airstrikes in the north of Yemen on 8th and 9th of May 2015. An estimated 70,000 people have fled from the northern Governorate of Sa'ada. Learn More...

Emergency Food Distributions in Yemen
Even before the current escalation of conflict, Yemen was facing a large-scale humanitarian crisis, with more than five million people in need of food assistance. RI is delivering emergency food distributions in the Aden governorate, supported by public donations and through funding from the UK START Network. Learn More...

Yemen: Fostering Youth Entrepreneurship and Civic Participation
Relief International is harnessing the innovation of urban and rural youth to cultivate young role models and promote socially and environmentally-responsible entrepreneurship. Learn More...

Yemen: Fighting Zoonotic Diseases among Vulnerable Communities
To strengthen vulnerable communities, Relief International is raising awareness about zoonosis—diseases or infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans or vise-versa—among livestock herders, health practitioners, and policy makers, thereby decreasing incidence of disease that can threaten livelihoods. Learn More...

 

Yemen - Past Programs