Sep 2019 – Dec 2019
The war unfolding in Yemen has developed into the world's biggest humanitarian catastrophe. According to the United Nations, an estimated 24 million people in the country need assistance or protection, more than 20 million are food insecure, and half of them are suffering from extreme hunger. This situation is caused by a multi-layered war that juxtaposes a civil-war dimension, a counter-terrorism dimension, a regional dimension, and a humanitarian dimension involving major actors such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates. Whereas the intricacies of the conflict are often difficult to comprehend, the scale of the humanitarian disaster demands further attention from the policy circles, humanitarian NGOs, and civil society.
The project will pursue three lines of inquiry:
While the purpose of this project is not to provide definitive answers to these questions, it will allow the team to discuss them during internal workshops and a public seminar with external experts. These lines of inquiry provide a structure for future research and for project development.