Reinforcing the access to the most isolated populations affected by the worst humanitarian crisis of the decade and delivering an essential aid
24 million people in need
3.6 million people have been displaced
80% of population are in need of humanitarian aid
277 160 people helped


Since 2015, violence in Yemen has claimed more than 250 000 lives and resulted in over 80% of the population requiring humanitarian assistance.

In 2020, five years after the beginning of the conflict, the country is still experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Today, 80% of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance, including 18 million in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), while more than 20 million are food insecure and the same number have no access to an adequate health service.

After an unprecedented cholera epidemic – the largest and fastest spreading since 1949, according to the WHO -, cholera remains a major sanitary risk on a large proportion of the territory with only 50% of operational sanitary infrastructure. It is in this context that the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the country and threatening already vulnerable populations. As a consequence of the war, Yemen’s economy and public services have collapsed and prices for basic necessities like food, fuel, and water have soared.

  • 30.5 million inhabitants
  • 80% of population under the poverty line
  • 177th out of 189 on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 2017
  • Team 19 international staff
    124 national staff
  • Budget 10.8M€

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL opened its mission in South Yemen late 2017 and becomes active in the southern governorates of Lahj and Taizz. A base was quickly opened in Al Mokha in 2018. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL was one of the first humanitarian organizations to establish operations on the “west coast”, near one of the main active frontlines of the conflict, thus helping other INGOs to establish their presence. In the country’s former third largest city Taizz, crossed by the frontline, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams shifted in 2020 from emergency ad-hoc responses to actions aiming at restoring urban WASH infrastructures.

While, on one hand, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL Emergency Preparedness and Response team is implementing a rapid and multisector response to shocks, including new displacements due to the conflict, on the other hand, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams are also implementing food security and livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and shelter programs to improve the living conditions of displaced and marginalized populations and communities affected by the conflict and help them rebuild their lives.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is putting a lot of efforts and mobilizes its expertise to continue opening and intervening in new hard-to-reach areas that remains so far not supported by the humanitarian actors.

Our impact

water sanitation

Water, sanitation and hygiene

– Water distribution via water-trucking
Water points rehabilitation and set up of water management committees
– Latrines, showers and hand-washing points construction
– Distribution of hygiene kits
– Hygiene promotion sessions
– COVID-19 response activities
– Supplied drinking water to medical centres
– Set up of a Center for Cholera Treatment

food security

Food security and livelihood

– Cash transfers to cover food needs, as a first response to absorb shocks
Support for agriculture and livestock recovery

Should you have any questions, please contact Thomas Janny.

Thomas Janny


At head office