Since 2010, we have been working to address the root causes of instability and violence in Yemen.

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Yemen is confronted with many political, ideological, and regional divisions, resulting in economic struggles that have brought about health epidemics, mass poverty, chronic water shortages, and spikes in the cost of basic commodities. Since 2010, we have been working to address the root causes of instability and violence, stabilizing local communities, and building resilience to violence.

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The crisis in Yemen has inexorably deepened, with over 20.1 million people in immediate need of humanitarian assistance to survive. Over four million people, including two million children, continue to be internally displaced, with over 400,000 families migrating or seeking asylum to avoid living in extreme precarity. The socio-economic breakdown is further eroding the resilience of the population which has come to rely more and more on humanitarian relief. In this context, the limited progress of the peace process dampens hopes for a resolution to this decade long predicament.

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Thuraya’s Story: From Internally Displaced to an Insider Mediator

Yemen’s humanitarian crisis has contributed to the internal displacement of an estimated 4 million people, making it the fourth-largest population of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in the world. The ongoing war has notably created a gap in the social structure between IDPs and their host communities. Internally displaced women remain the most vulnerable, particularly in […]

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10 Years of Peacebuilding in Yemen

For 10 years, Search for Common Ground has been working in Yemen to transform conflict. Our global mission is to change the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions—a goal that drives us now more than ever.

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