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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

15 Sep 2023

Joint Statement on Yemen Humanitarian Situation and Funding Gap

12 Sep 2023

Empowering the Sharaqui Community: A Journey of Transformation through Access to Clean Water

23 Jul 2023

“Now I feel I am a human being with dignity” – Aish, a displaced person in Yemen

23 Jul 2023

Solar Power Solves Water Access Problem in Yemen

21 Jun 2023

Press Release: In 2022 DRC reached more than 19 million people with crucial assistance

06 Jun 2023

Yemen: Cash assistance is improving lives in Lahj

DocumentsAll Documents

Joint Statement on Yemen Humanitarian Situation and Funding Gap

15 Sep 2023

Press release: Yemen statement

24 Jan 2021

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).