Yemen Statement

Press Release: ACTED releases its 2020 strategy in Yemen continuing its support to the most vulnerable

Sana’a, 1st April 2020 - ACTED in Yemen announces the launch of a refreshed country programme strategy for 2020. This launch comes just a few weeks after the signature of a new Principal Agreement in the country which helps ensure the delivery of life-saving aid in country, supporting the most vulnerable populations in need.

The strategy reflects ACTED’s historical and current work in Yemen across three pillars:

  • ADAPT: Comprehensively understand, coordinate and respond to the needs of displacement-affected populations, IDPs and host communities alike.
  • RECOVER: Respond to the most urgent needs with emergency interventions, and work with others to create opportunities for early recovery.
  • THRIVE: In pockets of stability, engage communities and support them with longer-term interventions to build their sustainable self-reliance.

The core strategy document is interactive and is available here. It is founded on the work completed by ACTED in Yemen since 2012, where the organization has been implementing programs focusing on displacement-affected communities, emergency response and the transition to recovery, and resilience-building, supporting over 300,000 Yemeni people in the process. Furthermore, this country strategy fits into the global 3Zero vision of the organization, working towards a Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon and Zero Poverty world.

From the coffee hills of Raymah to the rocky villages of Sa’adah, ACTED works with the most vulnerable to adapt to shocks, recover from crisis and to thrive. This new strategy reflects our work here since 2012 and provides a structure to our future plans: our ultimate vision is that the most vulnerable communities we support today are the thriving hubs we work within just a few years from now.” – Robert Simpson, ACTED Yemen Country Director.

Finally, as the world continues to deal with the current COVID-19 crisis, ACTED’s teams in Yemen remain committed to supporting those populations in need. Through the donation of essential materials to local authorities and relevant clusters, our teams have established a range of measures to ensure the continuity of their operations, as well as actions to minimize exposure of the virus amongst staff, and to the best possible extent, beneficiaries.

Press contact

Sana’a: Robert Simpson, Country Director,, + 967 716 504 731