Country Facts

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What we do

Displacement Situation

Yemen continues to be ranked among the most severe humanitarian crises anywhere in the world. As the country heads towards a seventh year of conflict, the impact of ongoing fighting, a rapidly declining economy, devastated public infrastructure – including vital services such as healthcare, uncontrolled disease outbreaks, and destroyed livelihoods are pushing many people in Yemen to the brink of famine.. Today a staggering 66% of Yemen’s 20.7 million people require humanitarian assistance, and more than four million have been forced to flee their homes.

Humanitarian needs remain acute across the country as conflict and displacement-affected people grapple with numerous critical threats to life. The protective environment continues to deteriorate, and few people are able to reliably access safety, security, and their basic rights.

DRC Response 

With seven field offices around the country and 450 staff, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is the largest international NGOs operating in Yemen. DRC began operations in Aden in 2008, focusing on the needs and protection concerns of migrants arriving from East Africa. The outbreak of civil conflict in 2015 required an expansion of that of focus, and today DRC works in Yemen to save lives and empower displaced people and migrants to build a better future.

DRC’s main programmatic objectives in Yemen are 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 mine action.


Taline Elkhansa

Country Director

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