Dear friends, For more than five years, the YPP has worked tirelessly to advocate on behalf of the Yemeni people and promote peaceful, constructive policies and cultural exchange. During the current crisis—the worst in Yemen’s recent history—our work is absolutely critical. We need your support, and we need it today.
In the past year we’ve accomplished a great deal with very limited resources. We hosted the first-ever International Yemeni Film & Arts Festival, with film screenings and photography exhibitions in seven cities around the world. Our next festival is scheduled for the spring of 2016. We also launched our Advocacy Program, which provides a vehicle for Yemenis to communicate their needs and interests to policy makers in the US and the international community. Most recently, we’ve responded to the growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen by launching a new webpage that connects donors with the most effective international relief organizations working in Yemen.
Our Mafraj Radio podcast—the only podcast in the world devoted to Yemen—is now in its third season, bringing in-depth coverage of Yemen’s political, social, and cultural issues to thousands of listeners around the globe each month. This year we’ve added two respected Yemeni journalists to our Research & Analysis team, helping us maintain our reputation as a leading source of information and commentary on Yemen’s affairs and US policy toward Yemen.
With your tax-deductible contribution, we can continue to provide accurate and in-depth information about the current situation in Yemen, facilitate communication between Yemenis and non-Yemenis, and create new opportunities for Yemenis to make their voices heard.
Your gift to the Yemen Peace Project is an investment in a brighter future for Yemen and its people. With your support, we will continue to advocate for peace, and continue to show the world Yemen’s rich history and beautiful culture. Thank you in advance for your continued support of our mission.
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