The impact of the conflict in Yemen is mainly urban. Even though key cities have faced different levels of destruction, secondary and tertiary cities have become ports for “reverse” population movement transforming them into hosting areas for IDPs. This influx is putting additional strain on existing services and infrastructure that are already scarce or depleted. In the context of a protracted crisis in Yemen, key challenges should be addressed pertaining to peace and stability.

City Profiles are considered a means to address the risks and reality of the humanitarian crises, to mitigate impacts on the most vulnerable, including the displaced, and to enable affected people to determine the course of their futures. They represent an instrument for fostering recovery and contribute to stabilization and peacebuilding by empowering urban communities, their leaders and members while in turn guiding investments and capacity building towards this objective.

This data portal includes an Urban Information Management System through the Geonode platform, designed and operational for six cities, and scalable to other cities in the future, giving access to the data produced in the City Profiles. The information on the website will be regularly updated (3-6 months), depending on partner needs, changing crisis dynamics and available resources.

The City Profiling and data portals are generously funded by the European Union and its Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).