Impact of Oil Extraction Industries on Local Communities and the Environment in Hadhramawt, Yemen 

Over the past years, the oil extraction industry and climatic disasters played an important role in environmental degradation and socio-political instability in Yemen. Against the backdrop of these problems, Ettifaq, MMF and CARPO explore the impact of oil extraction in the governorate of Hadhramawt. Livelihoods and the health of local communities are at the focus, as well as the ways environmental pressures exacerbate tensions and hinder coexistence. The overall goal of this project, which will result in workshops, trainings, briefings and a publication, is to raise awareness about Yemen’s environmental stress, addressing of which constitutes a key prerequisite for sustainable peace in the country.

Duration: April 2022 – April 2023 
Team: Dr. Tobias Zumbrägel (contact person), Dr. Marie-Christine Heinze 

Partners: Medical Mercy Foundation (MMF), Ettifaq – for Environmental and Agricultural Consultancies 

Donor: Robert Bosch Foundation, in partnership with Orient Matters and Arab Reform Initiative