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A country in crisis

Map of Yemen

A devastating civil war is being waged in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world along with Sudan. In 2014, the conflicts between Houthi rebels from the north and the interim government escalated. Since that time, Houthi rebels have gained control of most of Yemen’s populated area. A coalition led by Saudi Arabia is fighting the Houthi rebels. Acts of war have destroyed large swaths of infrastructure; there are frequently civilian casualties. In many places, the state is not capable of acting. Around 24 million of the 28 million inhabitants depend on humanitarian aid. And epidemics like the recent cholera outbreak repeatedly cause problems.

KfW has been active in Yemen for 50 years. The conditions for our work there have become much more difficult because, since the end of 2013, only local employees from the KfW offices have been working due to security concerns in Sana’a.

Local office

KfW Office Sana'a

Director KfW Office: Malte Marek
P.O. Box 296

Phone: +967 142 63 51
Fax: +967 142 63 50

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