The Suffering Beyond the Stalemate: The Humanitarian Context in Serwah District

The Suffering Beyond The Stalemate: The Humanitarian Context In Serwah District

The people of Serwah in Marib governorate have suffered through more than four years of conflict, with an active frontline that continues to divide their land and block the main road through the district. This report attempts to provide a better understanding of the conditions present in Serwah, namely with regards to the humanitarian situation and the destruction of infrastructure that has occurred as a result of the hostilities.

The research was conducted for the “Supporting Inclusive Peace-Making Efforts and Political Transition in Yemen” project funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership between DeepRoot Consulting and the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI).

The information presented in this report is based on extensive interviews conducted in October and November of 2018 with locals from Serwah and Marib more generally, including internally displaced persons (IDPs), local authorities, and non-governmental organizations. These were accompanied by a desk review of studies issued by local NGOs, online data sources, and local news reports and interviews.