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


Yemen's conflict has led to the death, injury and displacement of tens of thousands of people, the fragmentation of society, and the breakdown of livelihoods and services. A de-escalation agreement reached in 2018 fell short of a meaningful peace process that addresses Yemenis' needs and aspirations, and efforts to extend a truce mediated by the UN in April 2022 also failed to achieve sustainable peace. Yet across the country many Yemenis are working to build peace in their communities.

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Saferworld has been working with Yemeni civil society since 2010. We support women, young people, community groups and civil society organisations in their efforts to build peace and respond to the impact of the war. Despite extremely challenging circumstances these organisations continue to provide relief and safety to their communities, offer new skills to young people, and support communities in addressing the issues they face.

In Yemen we are working on:

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

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Youth, peace and security  – 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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Strengthening civil society  – we support civil society organizations to become more effective and sustainable and to advocate for communities' needs with their local councils.

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