Yemen (UNMHA)

Over the last four years, the ongoing conflict in Yemen has escalated to a catastrophic level with large parts of the population in need of humanitarian aid to avoid starvation.

The UN's contribution in Yemen (United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement – UNMHA) is a civil observer mission consisting of military personnel, police, and personnel from civil authorities. UNMHA was established in January 2019 in support of the Stockholm Agreement where a ceasefire was agreed between the Yemeni government and the Houthis.

UNMHA consists of approximately 75 observers whose responsibilities include monitoring the ceasefire agreement and a reciprocal withdrawal by the parties from Al-Hudaydah and the ports.

Sweden has had an observer on the ground in Yemen since June 2019. The mission is headquartered in Al-Hudaydah on the west coast of Yemen.