Country Facts

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What we do

Displacement Situation

Even before the war in Yemen broke out in 2015, it was already one of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the region. Today, Yemen continues to be ranked among the most severe humanitarian crises anywhere in the world. Years of protracted crisis have had devastating consequences for the civilian population. More than 20 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance and millions are on the verge of famine, resulting from the ongoing violence, stagnating economy, currency depreciation, bureaucratic impediments, collapse of public services, loss of livelihoods and COVID-19.

DRC Response 

Having begun its operations in Aden in 2008 primarily to respond to the needs of migrants, DRC scaled up its response in 2015 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.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DRC Yemen has adopted a “Stay and Deliver” approach, maintaining its operational capacity to the maximum extent possible, continuing critical activities, re-prioritising resources and re-programming to respond to critical needs arising.

Throughout its nine field offices and a workforce of more than 450 staff, DRC Yemen upholds its main programmatic objectives to 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. To that end, 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).


Lilu Thapa

Executive Director Middle East

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Taline Elkhansa

Country Director

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