USAID | Yemen
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has operated in Yemen since 1959. In 2003, following a seven-year absence, USAID reopened its mission in Yemen with assistance principally focused on basic education, maternal and child health, and agriculture. In 2009, amidst growing instability and a greater sense of urgency, USAID developed a new stabilization strategy that targets underserved communities with support for basic education, health, livelihoods, and food security. USAID also supports more responsive governance by working with various levels of the Yemeni government to improve policies, enhance the capacity of government officials, promote decentralization, and empower communities.