Click on the tabs below to view local, international and international non-governmental peacebuilding organisations working in Yemen.
Mapping of local organisations
Insight on Conflict has mapped a significant number of local peacebuilding organisations in Yemen, working across the country on a wide range of issues. The mapping has been completed by Ahmed Al-Yemeni, our Local Correspondent.
However, because of the recent full-scale military operations in the country, and the continuing likelihood of serious armed violence, there is a clear risk to publishing information on local peacebuilding organisations. We have no wish to endanger such groups by providing information on their work for the benefit of those who would use violence against them. As such, we have decided not make this information publicly available.
Contacting local groups: request and review
If you do wish to access our mapping of local peacebuilding organisations in Yemen, please contact us with full details of your background and a clear explanation for your interest in peacebuilding in Yemen.
We will respond to your request and then send it to each group for individual review. If these groups are happy to share details of their work with you, we will gladly give you full access to our database, and work with you to support locally-led peacebuilding in Yemen.
In the meantime, we are actively researching more organisations and continuing to expand our knowledge of the local peacebuilding sector.
Yemen: peacebuilding info
As in other areas, we have a complete set of background information on peacebuilding in Yemen. Click on the buttons on this page to view our:
- Conflict overview, providing a short introduction to the violence in Yemen.
- List of key publications, providing in-depth insight into specific issues related to peace and security in the country.
- Database of international NGOs and international organisations, which have until recently been operating in Yemen. We are working to verify the status of their projects, but as the situation on the ground is changing rapidly, we thank you for your understanding if this information changes.
If you have any questions or would like more information on our work covering local peacebuilding in Yemen, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Organisation overview: DG DEVCO is responsible for formulating the European Union's development policy.
Work in Yemen: In Yemen the DC DEVCO has trained health care professionals in Hodeidah and Raymah governorates, trained HIV/AID professionals and run an anti-death penalty campaign.
Organisation overview: The International Development Association is the World Bank's fund supporting fragile and conflict-affected states.
Work in Yemen: The World Bank has suspended all its operations in Yemen.
Organisation overview: IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, including to migrants in need - refugees, IDPs and other victims of conflict.
Work in Yemen: The IOM has run evacuation flights and is supporting migrants and refugees during the current conflict.
Organisation overview: UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Yemen: The UNDP has a comprehensive range of peace and development programmes in Yemen.
Organisation overview: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association.
Work in Yemen: In Yemen, ADRA focusses on health care and infrastructure development including water projects and landmine clearance. Current activities are uncertain due to the conflict.
Organisation overview: CAAT works to end the international arms trade, promoting progressive demilitarisation and ending government financial and political support for arms export.
Work in Yemen: CAAT provides arms data for Yemen.
Organisation overview: CARE is a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working alongside poor women.
Work in Yemen: Care Yemen supports community agricultural/irrigation development projects and other means of civil society capacity building in Abean, Mahweet, Amran, Sa'dah governorates. Another project in Amran has focused on teaching literacy.
Organisation overview: COOPI is a humanitarian organisation that fights against the poverty and runs development programs and emergency interventions in Africa, Latin America and Middle East.
Work in Yemen: COOP carried out health projects in Lahj and al-Dali' district, sex education classes for Somali refugee women in Khraz Camp, but are not currently operating in Yemen.
Organisation overview: Creative’s Community Livelihoods Project has reached more than 12.3 million beneficiaries through community-based initiatives across five sectors of economic development, agriculture, health, education and governance.
Work in Yemen: Together with Yemen’s Education Ministry, Creative is demonstrating to educators better ways to teach children Arabic reading and writing skills, as well as receiving ongoing training and support in effectively using teaching materials.
Organisation overview: DRC focuses on helping people who have fled war and conflict, persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, political conviction or social affiliation.
Work in Yemen: The DRC works on migration, asylum and refugee issues in Yemen.
Organisation overview: FES is committed to social democracy and aims to promote these values by offering political education, promoting and deepening democracy, defending freedom and human rights, facilitating development and social justice, promoting security and gender equality and contributing to international dialogue
Work in Yemen: FES promotes democratisation in Yemen by strengthening civil society through training courses. FES also installed Sana'a Univeristy's local IT network in the early 2000s.
Organisation overview: GPPAC is a member-led network of civil society organisations active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world.
Work in Yemen: GPPAC's partner organisation in Yemen is the Human Rights Information and Training Center.
Organisation overview: The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a global network of non-governmental organizations, active in around 100 countries, that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling lives.
Work in Yemen: The ICBL has a range of news and reports on issues relating to landmines in Yemen.
Organisation overview: The International Crisis Group conducts independent research and analyis on conflicts around the world.
Work in Yemen: The ICG has a range of reports and analysis on the conflict in Yemen.
Organisation overview: IFRC is a worldwide humanitarian organisation providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Work in Yemen: The IFRC is running humanitarian relief programmes during the current conflict in Yemen.
Organisation overview: International Relief and Development works in international development and humanitarian assistance in over 40 countries.
Work in Yemen: IRD has been working in Yemen since 2009 to support communities to identify and discuss the underlying causes of conflict, promote community participation and activism, improve health and hygiene, assist refugees and asylum-seekers, and provide third-party monitoring for donor-supported infrastructure improvements.
Organisation overview: The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Work in Yemen: The IRC is supporting refugees and migrants during the current conflict in Yemen.
Organisation overview: Medecin sans frontieres is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
Work in Yemen: MSF is supporting primary health care systems by providing consultation and giving training courses in Aden, Abyan, Sana'a, al-Dali', Haradh, Amran, and Lahj governorates.
Organisation overview: Mercy Corps is an international development organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster.
Work in Yemen: Mercy Corps aims to meet the emergency needs of families affected by political instability and violence.
Organisation overview: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
Work in Yemen: Provides grants to local house holds for income-generating activities, it also launched the Integrated Recovery Programme in Yemen, to support those affected by the conflict.
Organisation overview: OXFAM is primarily focused on sustainable development and poverty allieviation in the Global South.
Work in Yemen: Provision of emergency aid; supports poverty reduct.ion; support health care programmes; support legal aid; focus on women and the economy; run an anti-early marriage campaign; implement programmes for disaster preparedness and response.
Organisation overview: Partners for Democratic Change International is a global partnership of 20 independent, local organizations from around the world that work to advance civil society, good governance, and a culture of change and conflict management.
Work in Yemen: In 2012 PCDI and Partners Yemen started a Community-Based Conflict Mitigation Program.
Organisation overview: RI dedicates itself to seeking and addressing the long-term developmental needs of its beneficiaries even while in the emergency phase. The agency recognizes that disasters have the most negative impact on the lives of the poor; yet disasters, and especially the movement of the populations, can also bring about unexpected, positive social change. This context can therefore serve as a window of opportunity for eradicating poverty and social injustice.
Work in Yemen: RI has been conducting emergency food distributions in the Aden governorate.
Organisation overview: Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.
Work in Yemen: Saferworld has been working to promote inclusive, responsive and accountable peacebuilding and governance in Yemen since 2010.
Organisation overview: Save the Children works to save children's lives, fight for their rights, and help them to fulfil their potential.
Work in Yemen: With operations established in 1963, Save the Children, is the oldest international NGO in Yemen. It has run child protection projects in cooperation with government ministries and local NGOs, in Abean, Lahj, Ibb, Taiz, Aden and Mocha, and has also provided support for Somali refugee children.
Organisation overview: SFCG partners with people around the world to resolve conflict. It works to build sustainable peace through three main avenues: dialogue, media, and community.
Work in Yemen: SFCG runs gender equality and migrant protection projects as well as dialogue and media advocacy projects.
Organisation overview: The Small Arms Survey serves as the principal international source of public information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence.
Work in Yemen: The Small Arms Survey runs the Yemen Armed Violence Assessment, which researches smalls proliferation in Yemen.
Organisation overview: SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
Work in Yemen: SIPRI carries a range of reports and legal documents on Yemen.