Photo credit: Alex Kay Potter/Saferworld
Photo credit: Alex Kay Potter/Saferworld


In Yemen the outbreak of war in 2015 has turned the country into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Thousands of civilians have been killed and 80 per cent is in need of humanitarian assistance. Yet across the country many Yemenis are working for peace, and fighting hard against the divisions wrought by the war.

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Saferworld has been working with Yemeni civil society organisations since 2010. We support women, youth and community groups in their efforts to build peace and respond to the impact of the war. Despite extremely challenging circumstances, these organisations and their volunteers are continuing to provide relief and safety to their communities, offering new skills to young people, and promoting ways in which communities can live peacefully.

In Yemen we are working on:

Gender, peace and security – we support women’s peacebuilding initiatives and promote the role of women in conflict prevention and resolution.

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Empowering young people – we work with young people in Yemen to support initiatives that bridge divides and promote peace.

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Building safer communities – our support to communities in Yemen helps them identify and tackle their security concerns.

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