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Open Letter to the Yemeni Parties to the Conflict from 141 NGOs Restore and Renew the Truce and Build Lasting Peace

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As we mark eight long years of the conflict in Yemen and one year since the start of the now lapsed truce agreement of 2 April 2022, we call on you to maintain sharp focus on reaching a new truce deal and initiating steps towards a real, long-lasting, and inclusive Yemeni peace process.

The six-month truce shifted Yemen into a new phase, one that could represent the beginning of the end of this conflict. We call on you to ensure that this moment of opportunity grows into lasting peace and promise for the people of Yemen, a new era that would enable them to restore their lives and contribute to building the future of their country.

Since the truce came into effect last year, fighting, conflict-related displacement and civilian casualties have notably decreased. As organizations actively involved in the humanitarian response across Yemen, we have seen firsthand how the movement of commodities and people has opened, enabling them greater access to lifesaving services like medical care, or simply the ability to reunite with friends and family. We have frequently heard from those we serve, how they have been able to dream again, of a better future and a life of opportunity and growth instead of suffering and stunting.

This progress is nothing short of extraordinary. It is the result of a growing political willingness to find a peaceful resolution for the people of Yemen and must be acknowledged. But the gains that have been made are fragile. We call on you to protect the people of Yemen by fully respecting International Humanitarian Law and facilitating unencumbered humanitarian access for aid actors to reach communities in need. We also call on you to refrain from using the economy and its institutions to inflict harm that all too often is felt largely by the civilian population. Economic deterioration, divided monetary systems, lack of salaries and rising prices, continue to exhaust millions of Yemeni families.

At the recent pledging event for the humanitarian response in Yemen, INGOs called on the international community to compliment peace efforts with renewed funding to promote a holistic recovery in Yemen. We were shocked and appalled when less than one third of the funds needed were pledged. We will not stop in our efforts to secure the full amount of funding needed to ensure the safety and dignity of those in need of humanitarian aid. We make that commitment to the Yemeni people. At the same time, all parties to the conflict must work together to ensure a lasting peace and that an equitable recovery from conflict is delivered. The people of Yemen deserve nothing less.

Any truce and longer-term peace process must be inclusive. CSOs, women, youth and marginalized communities should have a seat at the table. As we move into the ninth year of the conflict in Yemen, we call on you to stand firm for peace. May this Ramadan be a time of introspection and hope for the future of Yemen and may this year’s sad mark of the conflict in Yemen be the last.


International Non-Governmental Organizations:

  1. Medglobal
  2. Norwegian Refugee Council
  4. Islamic Relief Worldwide
  5. Action for Humanity International
  6. Save the Children
  7. FSE Yemen
  8. CARE
  9. Polish Humanitarian Action
  10. Marie Stopes International Yemen
  11. Caritas Poland
  12. Danish Refugee Council
  13. War Child Canada
  14. ADRA
  15. READ Foundation
  16. OXFAM
  17. ACTED
  18. ZOA
  19. Relief International
  20. People in Need
  21. War Child UK
  22. The Center for Civilians in Conflict
  23. Norwegian People’s Aid
  24. International Rescue Committee
  25. Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
  26. Mercy Corps
  27. Qatar Charity
  28. Action Contre la Faim
  29. Saferworld
  30. Première Urgence – Aide Médicale Internationale
  31. Vision Hope International
  32. Humanitarian Aid and Development Org


Yemeni Civil Society Organizations:

  1. Abs Development Organization for Women & Child
  2. Democracy School
  3. White Hands Association for Women’s Development
  4. Rawabi AL-Nahdah
  5. The Association for the Care and Rehabilitation
  6. Nasaem Foundation for Development
  7. Red Crescent Division Abs
  8. Weaam Empowerment Foundation
  9. Make Hope for Development and Relief (MHDR)
  10. Musahmah Orgnization for Human Development
  11. Ramz Development Foundation
  12. Tomorrow Foundation for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Relief
  13. FANAR ADEN Foundation for human work
  14. Forum of students of Marib ( FSMCD )
  15. Nasaem Foundation for Development
  16. Association Trend of Human Development Mahweet Governorate
  18. Angela for Development and Humanitarian Response
  19.   Rifa Foundation for Community and Human Development
  20. Generations Without Qat (GWQ)
  21. Enjaz foundation for Development
  22. Itar Foundation for Social Development
  23. Khadija Foundation for Development
  24. I’m Rural woman Organization for Community Development
  25. Yemeni National Midwives Association
  26. National Foundation for Development and Human Rights
  27. Yemeni Development Network For NGO’s
  28. Sustainable Development Foundation
  29. Soul For Development
  30. Medical Mercy Foundation
  31. Building Foundation for Development
  32. Youth Leadership Development Foundation
  33. All Girls Foundation for Development
  34. Family Counseling & Development Foundation
  35. For All Foundation
  36. Yemen Women’s Union
  37. Al-Aman Organization For Blind Women Care
  38. Hemmat Shabab Foundation For Development
  39. Relief and Development Peer Foundation
  40. Rawahel Foundation for Development
  41. Wa3i Foundation
  42. Benevolance Coalation For Humanitarian Relief
  43. Field Medical Foundation
  44. Nahda Makers Foundation
  45. Civil Alliance for Peace
  46. Afaq Shababia Foundation
  47. Marib Girls Foundation
  48. Alf Ba Civilian & Coexistence Foundation
  49. Creative People Solutions Foundation
  50. Yemeni Response Council
  51. Resonate! Yemen
  52. LOOK INSIDE Foundation For Development
  53. Jeel Al Bena Association for Humanitarian Development
  54. Gusoor for Peace and Coexistence
  55. Ejad Foundation For Development
  56. Ma’akum Foundation for Development
  57. Deem for Development Organization
  58. Musanadah Foundation for Development
  59. Yemen Peace School Organization
  60. Rowad Foundation
  61. Togather for Development & Human Rights
  62. YNGO’s Coalition for Child Rights Care
  63. Tatweer For Development and Humanitarian Response Foundation(TATWEER)
  64. Yemen Alkhair for Relief and Development Foundation
  65. Mysarah for Development
  66. Wujoh Foundation for Media and Development
  67. Volunteers Foundation
  68. Youth Without Borders Organization for Development
  69. Sheba Youth Foundation for Development
  70. Improve Your Society Organization
  71. Millennium Development Foundation
  72. Sada Foundation for Building &Development
  73. Rasd Foundation For Human Development
  74. Watch for Human Rights
  75. National Prisoner Foundation
  76. Change Horizon Forum
  77. Eayha’a Foundation for calm and social Peace
  78. Social Development Hodeidah Girls Foundation
  79. Basma Foundation for Child Development and Woman
  80. The Center for Strategic Studies to Support Women and Child
  81. Social Peace Promotion & Legal Protection
  82. Peace and Building Foundation
  83. Yemeni Food Bank
  84. Yemen Medicine Bank
  85. Ithraa Developmental Foundation
  86. Future Social Charity Association
  87. Yemeni Psychological Association
  88. Heran Foundation for Local Development
  89. Estijabah Foundation for Humanitarian Aid and Relief
  90.  Manarat Foundation
  91.  Social Solidarity Foundation for Development
  92.  National Organization for Health Development
  93.  Ghadaq for Development
  94.  Al-Awn Foundation for Development
  95.  Wogood for Human Security
  96.  Mercy Wings Foundation for Relief And Development
  97.  Cadres Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Relief
  98.  Knoz Yemen for Humanitarian Development
  99.  Change Horizons Forum
  100.   Together We Rise Social Association
  101.   Qarar foundation for media and development
  102.  Ethra Foundation
  103.  Eaha’s Foundation for calm & Social Peace
  104.  Aid response and development organization “
  105.  Free Media for Investigative Journalism
  106.  Wama Foundation for Development and Human Rights
  107.  Wahg Al-hyat Foundation
  108.  Youth Fingerprint for Relief and Development Organization
  109.  Namaa Network (YDN)


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