The Yemen Safe Passage Group was formed in mid-2015 as an informal grouping of senior professionals, all acting in their personal capacity, who have worked in Yemen for substantial periods and who share a concern about the well-being of its people.

The group brings together a wide range of expertise – international politics and diplomacy, security, trade and the economy, port operations, infrastructure, livelihoods and humanitarian operations.  This is coupled with an understanding as to how this expertise might realistically be applied to the Yemen situation.  The group also has a wide range of contacts in Yemen, living on every side of this complex conflict, and this helps keep our recommendations rooted in reality.

We have now grown to over 40 individuals comprising three sections: former British diplomats and defence personnel, including three former ambassadors; prominent British academics working on Yemen, including four professors; and senior development and community workers.

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