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The Yemen MMTF is jointly chaired by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The Danish Refugee Council holds the secretariat for the group. INTERSOS, the Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), Save the Children Sweden, the Yemen Red Crescent, Care International and the Government of Yemen are all current members.

 CARE International

44CARE International Yemen has been working with Yemeni and migrant communities since 1992, addressing the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized amongst them. From initial activities in refugee camp management in Abyan governorate in 1993 and reconstruction after civil war in 1994, the organization’s portfolio now includes a variety of initiative within the spectrum of development and humanitarian aid.

Danish Refugee Council

drcThe Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization whose aim is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons from persecution and promote lasting solutions to refugee problems on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights, in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.


intersosINTERSOS is an independent non-profit humanitarian organization committed to assisting the victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. It was established in 1992, with the active support of Italian Trade Unions, by a group of citizens committed to international solidarity. INTERSOS started activities in Yemen (Aden and Lahij Governorates) in 2008, following an assessment in 2007.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

iomEstablished in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 127 member states, a further 17 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Save the Children Sweden

saveSave the Children Sweden is a non-governmental organization. The basis of its work is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the United Nations’ Declaration on Human Rights. These build on the principles that all people are equal, children have special rights and everyone has a responsibility – but governments have a special obligation.

Society of Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS)

shsThe Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS) is a Yemeni non-profit organization. It was established in 1999 in Shabwah (Mayfa’a governorate) with the aim to provide relief and assistance to all categories in need and contribute to the alleviation of poverty among the community, as well as contribute to community development. SHS is partner of and is partly funded by UNHCR for the implementation of several activities and services provisions to refugees in Yemen.

The Government of Yemen

yemenThe Government of Yemen in the primary duty holder in relation to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Yemen. A number of government departments are actively engaged in migrant/refugee issues, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior.

United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

unhcrThe Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)

logo01UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young. We believe that nurturing and caring for children are the cornerstones of human progress.

World Food Programme (WFP)

wfpThe World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. It is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Born in 1962, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. .

Yemen Red Crescent (YRC)

1Yemen Red Crescent (YRC) is a humanitarian relief agency, which provides assistance to public authorities in mitigating the effects of disasters and calamities, and to improve the most vulnerable groups. YRC was established in 1970 under President Decree No. 15 and has been recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross in April 1982. It joined the institutional Federation of Red Cross and Red `Crescent Societies (ICRC) in October 1982.


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