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


Yemen’s conflict has led to the death, injury and displacement of thousands of people, the fragmentation of society and the breakdown of livelihoods and services. A de-escalation agreement reached in 2018 has fallen short of a meaningful peace process that addresses Yemenis’ needs and aspirations. Yet across the country many Yemenis are working to build peace in their communities.  

Our work

Saferworld has been working with Yemeni civil society since 2010. We support women, youth, community groups and  non-governmental 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 organisations to become more effective and sustainable and to advocate for communities’ needs with their local councils.

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