• USAID works with communities to peacefully resolve conflicts and reinforce social cohesion in Yemen

  • USAID programs address urgent schooling needs for children in Yemen.

  • USAID programs enable Yemenis to improve their economic and food security.

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With USAID support, the Al Hissi Association for Sea Salt Production, which employs over 300 coastal women in Yemen, has tripled the retail price of its higher-quality table salt product.
Harvesting Hope
Mohammed Al-Hindi is a fisherman who has benefitted from USAID training on better fish handling to improve catch quality and access more lucrative sales with fish processors. After
Netting Improved Livelihoods for Yemen’s Fishing Communities
Before: Villagers would travel two hours to fetch water from a contaminated spring.
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About Yemen

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As a result of the ongoing civil war, Yemen is suffering the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.

USAID provides humanitarian assistance to Yemenis in need, ensuring that the most vulnerable receive lifesaving assistance throughout the humanitarian crisis. Through the offices of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and Food for Peace, USAID supports interventions including emergency food assistance, medical treatment and vaccination support for children, emergency obstetric services for women, blankets and household goods for displaced families, and hygiene kits and water treatment supplies to reduce the spread of disease.

While humanitarian assistance is crucial, it will not rebuild key social and economic institutions or foster Yemen's future resilience. USAID therefore relaunched development assistance support to Yemen in 2017 to complement our humanitarian assistance efforts. Development assistance activities aim to strengthen the ability of Yemeni institutions to meet citizens needs and build a stronger foundation for durable peace and prosperity. USAID's approach involves working with the Republic of Yemen Government, development partners, the private sector, and civil society by providing greater access to basic social services and economic opportunities, building more responsive local and national institutions, and supporting conflict mitigation at the local level. The programs are highly adaptable to respond to rapidly changing conditions and needs.

Contact Information

Mission Contact

Yemen Affairs Unit
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

USAID Contact

Sylvia Ayub, Desk Officer
U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
, DC