Flag of Yemen

Our Work

4 children in Yemen smiling
Yemeni school children take a break from their lesson to smile for the camera.


In addition to the crisis response and humanitarian assistance provided by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and Food For Peace, USAID is funding early recovery programs to set the stage for Yemen’s transition to a prosperous and resilient country. USAID activities are intended to maintain key sectors such as health, education, and livelihoods. These activities are limited by an insecure operating environment, which in 2015 forced closure of the U.S. Embassy and suspension of USAID development projects. Early recovery activities build on humanitarian assistance and lay the groundwork for reactivating full development programs should the political and security situation improve. 


USAID is helping Yemen set the stage for longer-term development by supporting the restoration of maternal and child health services and basic education, and restarting livelihood activities with the Social Fund for Development and the Public Works Program. USAID is also supporting the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism that provides a neutral, transparent clearance and inspection process for vessels arriving in Yemen’s Red Sea ports to facilitate the flow of essential commercial goods. 

  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - USAID Yemen is supporting basic health activities and strengthening health systems with UNICEF, WHO and the Ministry of Public Health and Population
  • Education in Emergency - USAID/Yemen is helping restore access and facilitate re-entry to basic education with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education
  • Community Services and Employment Opportunities - USAID/Yemen is progressively improving livelihoods in sectors that are critical to the country’s recovery by working with UNDP, the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and the Public Works Program.


Last updated: February 12, 2018

Share This Page