• USAID works with communities to peacefully resolve conflicts and reinforce social cohesion in Yemen

  • USAID programs address urgent schooling needs for children in Yemen.

  • USAID programs enable Yemenis to improve their economic and food security.

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Luay Khuda Bakhsh, Senior Manager of the Hayel Saeed Anam Group, speaks at the AEO launch.
For Yemen's Trusted Traders AEO Offers a Light in the Harbor
The only road connecting to the village of Shaab Al-Thakhri The road was repaired thanks to an initiative led by Mohammed, a local youth leader who convened local authorities and community members to work together to find a solution to the problem.
Repairing Roads and Relationships through Community Dialogue
Female entrepreneur Sameeha founded Rover Bird, a company that distributes a wide range of local agricultural products, with a focus on coffee.
Strong Coffee, Strong Women

About Yemen

As a result of the ongoing civil war, Yemen is suffering the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.  

USAID provides humanitarian assistance to Yemenis in need, ensuring that the most vulnerable receive lifesaving assistance throughout the humanitarian crisis. Through the offices of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and Food for Peace, USAID supports interventions including emergency food assistance, medical treatment and vaccination support for children, emergency obstetric services for women, blankets and household goods for displaced families, and hygiene kits and water treatment supplies to reduce the spread of disease.

While humanitarian assistance is crucial, it will not rebuild key social and economic institutions or foster Yemen’s future resilience. USAID therefore relaunched development assistance support to Yemen in 2017 to complement our humanitarian assistance efforts. Development assistance activities aim to strengthen the ability of Yemeni institutions to meet citizens needs and build a stronger foundation for durable peace and prosperity. USAID’s approach involves working with the Republic of Yemen Government, development partners, the private sector, and civil society to strengthen the ability of Yemeni systems to meet citizen needs by providing greater access to basic social services and economic opportunities, and enhance Yemen’s ability to manage conflict by building more responsive local and national institutions and supporting conflict mitigation at the local level. The programs are highly adaptable to respond to rapidly changing conditions and needs.

Contact Information

Mission Contact

Mary Eileen Devitt, USAID Yemen Country Director/Senior Development Advisor
Yemen Affairs Unit
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

USAID Contact

Sylvia Ayub, Desk Officer
U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
, DC 

Last updated: June 29, 2020

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