Taking a Stabilization Approach to Manage Conflict and Prevent Resurgence of Violence in Yemen

 Since 2014, Yemenis have experienced the effects of a multi-layered, multi-actor conflict that poses enormous challenges to a negotiated resolution. The resulting destruction of infrastructure, livelihoods and social services has weakened the resilience of Yemen’s communities and uprooted their trust in the existing governance systems. Given this reality, strengthening social cohesion within communities and deepening trust between communities and local government agencies is one way to create conditions where credible local authorities and systems can peaceably manage conflict and prevent a resurgence of violence.