Organisation Type: Local NGO

About Us

Yemen Development Foundation (YDF) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political. It was established in 2016 by a group of development professionals with aims to empower most vulnerable, poor and disadvantaged populations.

It is professionally managed NGO, active in individual and community related issues.

The primary focus of YDF is on the problems of the poor; in their struggle to obtain a life of justice and dignity. Environment stabilization, humanitarian work, education, water and sanitation, food security and empowerment of the community for self-governance are the most important components of its mission.

Gender justice, natural resource management, and livelihood security are YDF primary areas of concern.

Maternal and child health, nutrition, child rights and youth empowerment are also within the main focus of YDF, due to the belief that women are a pillar in society, and that children and youth are the foundation for a brighter future for Yemen.


Sustainable food and nutrition security of poor and disadvantaged populations, mitigating hard life situations caused by the country bad economy and the ongoing conflict which drive people to vulnerability seeking for protection and more dignified life in which their rights of education, health, food.

are secured. YDF seeks to achieve this through the humanitarian interventions in various contexts focusing on equity, justice and human rights. All initiatives of YDF focus on ensuring equal opportunities of resources for poor households through improved access to human development opportunities.

As a strategy, YDF concentrates on building local capacity, ensuring information and technology availability and enhancing linkages to development infrastructure like exploiting natural resources, building partnership with woman and child protection, health and education service providers, and so.