Yemen continues to face one of the largest humanitarian crises on the planet, and the situation has been steadily deteriorating since 2015. More than seven years of armed conflict and intensifying clashes have caused tens of thousands of civilian casualties and displaced over 4 million people. Damaged or destroyed already poor infrastructure, combined with the lack of public resources, left basic services almost non-functional, from schools, hospitals and clinics, to the water or sewage networks, waste management or electricity networks. Moreover, substantial devaluation of the Yemeni Rial contributed to the further worsening of Yemen’s economy and the prices of essential goods and services including food, fuel and healthcare are still increasing. Vulnerable communities across the country are struggling the most, in particular people with disabilities, women and girls who have more limited mobility and thus reduced access to humanitarian assistance.
People in Need established its operation in Aden, South of Yemen in early 2022. A key focus is to ensure basic humanitarian and recovery needs of the population affected by the ongoing conflict. PIN focuses on key resilience issues, specifically ensuring access to safe and drinking water, improving hygiene conditions and living environment and promoting of hygiene awareness in schools for host and displaced populations in Lahj Governorate on the southwestern coast. Our activities are performed jointly with our Alliance 2015 partner Welthungerhilfe, a German Non-profit organization.