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At the heart of conflict sensitivity is the idea that all interventions interact with conflict dynamics and have a range of positive and negative impacts on the nature and trajectory of conflicts. A conflict sensitive approach seeks to minimise risks that assistance inadvertently contributes to conflict dynamics and drivers, and to maximise opportunities (appropriate to an agency’s mandate) to contribute to peace and stability. Responding to this challenge requires:

  • Understanding of the conflict dynamics in the operating environment
  • Flexibility to design and adapt to changing conflict dynamics
  • Continual monitoring of the relationship and interaction between aid interventions and conflict dynamics 

The protracted nature of the conflict in Yemen means aid agencies are taking on ever greater roles, in many cases delivering public services beyond life-saving assistance and significantly supporting economic and social institutions, and are thus in a position to feed into overall stability in Yemen through enhanced aid effectiveness and conflict sensitive approaches.

The Yemen Conflict Sensitivity Platform is a one-stop shop for supporting conflict sensitivity in Yemen, providing ongoing assistance to agencies delivering aid and operating as a forum for shared learning and planning. The Platform is a critical resource for enhanced aid effectiveness and aims to promote and build expertise in conflict sensitive approaches in Yemen.

Data protection protocols

The Platform maintains strict confidentiality and privacy of all individual and organisational information. Unless otherwise specified and prior consent gained, no attributable information will be shared with Platform participants, partners, or other stakeholders. Likewise, no attributable information will be published on the Platform website or included in documents produced without prior consent from the relevant agency.


Media scan: Yemeni reactions to revocation of Ansar Allah’s FTO designation

This media scan captures the Yemeni conflict parties’ public reactions to the revocation, as well as the online reaction of Yemenis living in the  Read More

Methodology: Yemen Conflict Sensitivity Platform’s Monitoring Framework

This monitoring framework covers the methodology and process for the Yemen Conflict Sensitivity Platform’s monitoring of the interaction of the C  Read More


How does conflict sensitivity relate to stabilisation?

Stabilisation can generally be thought of as a form of engagement in fragile conflicts that seeks to establish a political settlement and level of stability that enables an area to return to civilian life following a period of violence. While ther

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What does conflict sensitivity mean for the relationship between humanitarian, development, and peace aid (the nexus)?

As noted above, the international assistance community has struggled to balance effective delivery of humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding assistance in a conflict sensitive manner. This is because the three respective communities can have

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How does conflict sensitivity relate to humanitarian principles?

Conflict sensitivity means working within the mandate of each organisation and hence does not require humanitarian organisations to develop political goals. The opposite is true; it should help humanitarian actors become more effective in deliveri

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