The Yemen Peace Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of Yemen and its people, in the United States and around the world.

Our Programs:

Research & Analysis

YPP’s research and analysis form the backbone of all of our efforts. We constantly monitor current events in Yemen in order to provide insightful commentary and analysis via the Directors' Blog and the Mafraj Radio podcast. We also work to engage with other analysts, scholars, and journalists to contribute to the public body of knowledge on Yemen.

Artistic Outreach

The YPP uses art to further our mission of increasing understanding between Americans and Yemenis. Art transcends language and geography, allowing individuals to express themselves and their experiences to a global audience. Our efforts to bring the work of Yemeni artists to the US provide Americans and people around the world a window into Yemeni society and culture, and help our audience to understand how much we all have in common. The cornerstone of the Artistic Outreach program is our International Yemen Film & Arts Festival.


We are currently developing a new advocacy program, through which we will work to help Yemenis communicate their needs and interests to policy makers in the international community.

On the Blog:

Press Review 4/12/2014

April 10: Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a border patrol in Dharan al-Janoub. Two Saudi Arabian border guards were killed.…