Yemen has a long and complicated history of forced displacement and a continuing humanitarian crisis today. As of 2010, six rounds of increasingly violent conflict in Yemen’s Sa’ada governorate had displaced large numbers of people. Despite two peace agreements, many were still living in precarious situations. Little information was available, however, either on the IDPs’ plight or their prospects and intentions in terms of durable solutions.
JIPS provided technical support the same year for a profiling exercise that aimed to paint a comprehensive and agreed-upon picture of the internal displacement situation in northern Yemen to inform strategic planning. We also supported a second exercise in 2014, this time on the situation of Syrian refugees in urban areas, and continue to discuss with partners on support needs during the current crisis.