Middle East


DRC began its operations in Yemen in Aden in 2008, primarily to respond to the needs of migrants in the country. DRC scaled up its response in 2015 in response to the outbreak of conflict, and is now one of the largest INGOs working in Yemen. Today, DRC is able to meet the urgent needs of those affected by the conflict across the country through the delivery of fast-paced and high-quality emergency response, alongside longer-term programming.

Current situation

Over seven years of conflict, millions of people in Yemen have suffered the compounded effects of the war, ongoing economic crisis and disrupted public services. Escalating conflict in 2021 resulted in civilian casualties, increased displacement and further disruption of public services, pushing humanitarian needs higher.

Yemen’s collapsing economy – itself a product of the conflict – exacerbated vulnerabilities among poor families. More than 23.4 million people - almost three-quarters of the population- needed humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022; an increase of 13 percent from what was already a frightening figure in 2021.

Core sectors Yemen

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management

Displacement trends

Source: | DRC Foresight


  • 29 Sep 2022

    44 national and international NGOs call for renewal and expansion of truce in Yemen

  • 01 Aug 2022

    Joint Statement

  • 24 Mar 2022

    The deadly legacy of Yemen’s forgotten conflict

  • 24 Mar 2022

    Press release: The deadly legacy of Yemen’s forgotten conflict

  • 17 Mar 2022

    Video: Spring Recharge

  • 16 Mar 2022

    Press release: Without support, people in Yemen will pay the highest price.

  • 24 Jan 2021

    Press release: Yemen statement

Why we are there

Throughout its nine field offices and a workforce of more than 440 staff, DRC Yemen upholds its main programmatic objectives of providing immediate and life-sustaining assistance, strengthening the protective environment, and reducing displacement-related risks and vulnerabilities by promoting self-reliance at both the household and community levels.

What we do

DRC’s activities in Yemen include emergency response, protection services, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), economic recovery programming, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), shelter & Non-Food Items (NFI), and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (HDP). 




Country Director Yemen