Sustaining Yemen: Ensuring Humanitarian Aid Amid Shifting Conflict Dynamics


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Sustaining Yemen: Ensuring Humanitarian Aid Amid Shifting Conflict Dynamics

Tuesday May 24, 2022
9:00-10:00 AM ET

Online - Livestream

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Please join the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda for a discussion of the needs, complexities, and challenges in providing humanitarian assistance in Yemen. The event will take place on 24 May 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EST. 

Seven years of war in Yemen has led to the collapse of public services, with over 24 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Severely restricted humanitarian access challenges the ability of providers to deliver assistance, while exploitation by local officials and rebel groups and evolving security conditions continue to restrict humanitarian operations. 

Yet, this protracted conflict has faded from public attention as new humanitarian crises have shifted priorities and resources. Now, changed conflict dynamics and funding shortfalls challenge the functionality of humanitarian response. A recent UN-brokered two-month ceasefire has halted the fighting, presenting an opportunity for the restoration of emergency aid. Yet the complexity of the conflict will require humanitarian agencies to explore new sustainable ways to provide assistance should fighting resume. 

The panel will feature Radhya Al-Mutawakel, Chairperson at Mwatana for Human Rights, Amanda Catanzano, Senior Director of International Programs Policy and Advocacy at International Rescue Committee, Paul Harvey, Partner of Humanitarian Outcomes, and Summer Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Yemen Aid. The discussion will be moderated by Jacob Kurtzer, director and senior fellow of the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda 


The recording of this event will be available via the event page on



Radhya Al-Mutawakel
Chairperson, Mwatana Organization for Human Rights

Amanda Catanzano
Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy, International Rescue Committee

Paul Harvey
Partner, Humanitarian Outcomes

Summer Nasser
CEO, Yemen Aid



Jacob Kurtzer
Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Humanitarian Agenda

This event is made possible through the generous support of USAID.