Strengthening Social Cohesion Initiatives in Yemen

United States Institute of Peace

Considered to be one of the most fragile countries in the Middle East, Yemen’s economy and infrastructure have been devastated by a war between forces of the internationally-recognized government, and those allied with the Houthi movement and the former President Salih. More than 6,800 people have been killed and 35,000 injured since the beginning of the conflict that triggered a massive humanitarian crisis, leaving 80% of the population in dire need of aid and approximately three million internally displaced. Despite a UN-brokered cessation of hostilities among the warring parties, fighting continues with no side appearing close to a decisive military victory. Meanwhile, militants affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and rival affiliates of the Islamic State (ISIS) have taken advantage of the chaos by seizing territories in the southern part of the country and carrying out frequent attacks against government controlled cities. USIP seeks to deepen the impact of current interventions centered on the strengthening of social cohesion, led by CSOs in Yemen. Under this competition, USIP seeks to solicit proposals for projects which aim to: (1) Strengthen community-based conflict mitigation structures and systems. (2) Enhance community security, access to justice, community-based dialogue and other social cohesion mechanisms.

Deadline(s):March 17, 2017

Funding Type(s): Research

Eligibility: Collaborative, Institutional

Area(s): Middle East

Keyword(s): Peace, Violence & Security, NGOs
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