Meet the emergency needs of families affected by political instability and violence. Promote youth leadership during the country's critical transition.
Yemen faces deep, systemic problems that have resulted in protracted conflicts throughout the country. It is the poorest country in the Middle East, and economic difficulties sparked uprisings in 2011. Since then, continued overlapping tensions are bringing the civilian population to the brink of an emergency situation.
- Emergency response: Providing food and increasing access to water and sanitation for the most vulnerable families
- Children & Youth: Helping children through trauma and supporting 800 young people aged 15 to 26 to develop job skills and improve their communities
All stories about Yemen
Yemen: Fetching water for families in Taiz March 1, 2013
An increased supply and new distribution programs help secure clean water — and provide jobs in Yemen's poorest communities.
Yemen: A boy's thank you January 22, 2013
In Taiz, a young boy stands by the poem he wrote to thank our team for helping his family get clean water.
Yemen: Clean water for the most vulnerable families October 26, 2012
Mercy Corps teams are helping families access clean water in some of the poorest areas of Taiz, which has been rocked by violent uprisings and subsequent price inflation.
Yemen: The promise of youth October 23, 2012
I live in Aden, Yemen. I have high hopes for my community and believe we can help it become peaceful and prosperous. But the crises that have engulfed Yemen in the last year have had a negative effect on my people.
Yemen: How we can turn the tide September 25, 2012
Some say Yemen is on the edge of abyss. But there is a tremendous opportunity in Yemen — especially if we can harness the potential of the youth.
Yemen: Beyond protests, a country working to thrive September 16, 2012
Yemen does not have a movie theater and only 11% of the population has access to the Internet. Nonetheless, “Innocence of Muslims,” the now notorious film that mocks Prophet Muhammad, generated violent protests in the capital of Sana’a this week.
Yemen: Protecting children in the crossfire August 9, 2012
Seven-year-old Hadiel looked forward to starting first grade last year at Nusaybah school, in the heart of Yemen’s capital of Sana’a. But the presence of heavily armed soldiers and certainty of violence kept her home.
Yemen: A witness to distress in beautiful land July 19, 2012
Since Mercy Corps began working in Yemen in October 2010, we have kept our main office in the capital city of Sana’a. I see more and more women and young girls begging for food on the streets. Last month, nearly 100 soldiers were killed here by a suicide bomb.
Yemen: Relief and development in the slums of the forgotten July 19, 2012
Called akhdam, “the servants,” by their fellow countrymen — and muhamashyn, “the marginalised,” by organizations working to help them — Yemen’s outcasts stand outside of the nation’s already tumultuous social, economic and political life.
Yemen: Hadeel's journey from student to staff July 3, 2012
Hadeel’s story is one of new beginnings. Born and raised in Aden, a major city on Yemen’s southeast coast, Hadeel was previously a professional volleyball player. He was even chosen for Yemen’s national team. But a few years ago, a tragic accident forced him to reconsider his career.