ACLED’s data-driven and expert-based State of Yemen map assigns control to conflict actors at the district level of the country. The map denotes each district as contested, inactive, or controlled by an actor. Further, each actor in control of a district is assigned two unique colors to signify whether, while under that group’s control, violence has continued to be actively carried out by rival groups or whether the controlled area is generally “inactive.” This allows viewers to examine in detail the changing scope, focus, and role of various actors in the Yemeni conflict.

The Yemen control map is updated quarterly. The first edition is available here.

Control, Contestation, and Activity in Yemen

  • An explanation of ACLED’s methodology for mapping territorial control