The period from 2 April to 2 June 2022 saw the implementation in Yemen of a two-month UN-mediated truce across…
Country at a Glance
Week of 17 Sep 22
Data cover the period of 17 Sep 22 - 23 Sep 22. For more information about how ACLED collects data and categorizes events, see the ACLED Codebook.
Political Violence Events: 170ℹ
-6% from previous week
Demonstration Events: 7ℹ
+14% from previous week
Battles: 11 Events
Explosions/Remote Violence: 155 Events
Violence Against Civilians: 4 Events
Mob Violence: 0 Events
Protests: 7 Events
Violent Demonstrations: 0 Events
In 2015, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched a military intervention in Yemen to restore the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi following the Houthi takeover of Sanaa in late 2014. ACLED estimates that more than 150,000 people have died as a direct result of the violence as of mid-2022, including over 15,000 civilians killed in targeted attacks.
Yemen Truce Monitor
At the start of April 2022, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg announced that the parties to the conflict — referring to the Houthis and the internationally recognized government — had agreed to a renewable two-month truce. To help assess the impact of the agreement, ACLED has created the Yemen Truce Monitor, an interactive tool to support analysis of conflict trends during the truce and allow users to track violations as they are reported.
Mapping Territorial Control in Yemen
Our quarterly Yemen control map assesses conflict activity at the district level across the country, classifying each area as contested, inactive, or controlled by an actor based on the latest ACLED data.
10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2022
Our annual special report reviews the past year of data for 10 key conflicts and crisis situations with a look toward trends to watch in the coming months (read full report here).
In March 2021, Yemen entered the seventh year of war since the launch of the Saudi-led military campaign against the Houthi-Saleh alliance, after the latter took over the country’s capital. The war in Yemen is multilayered and has resulted in the country’s deep fragmentation at all levels, leading some to conclude that “a unified Yemeni state no longer exists.”