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Yemen: Home

This LibGuide will provide background information and resources into the ongoing conflict in Yemen. This guide aims to aid in learning about the conflict and in providing supplemental resources and locations.

Flag of Yemen

By: Shazaam3

Map of Yemen

Houthis (Ansar Allah)

Yemeni rebel fighters named for Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi, based in the Shia Zaydi-majority northern Sa’dah governorate. Houthis seized control of the capital of Sanaa in September 2014. The Houthi tribes in Yemen are a Shiite minority along the Saudi border. 

Who Are Yemen's Houthis?

Who Are The Houthi's in Yemen?

Ali Abdullah Saleh

President of Yemen from 1978 (when he served as president of North Yemen until reunification in 1990) until stepping down in 2011. Saleh retains control over some of the country’s security forces, who are loyal to him and not his successor President Hadi. Saleh has allied with the Houthis against President Hadi.

Ali Abdullah Saleh Key Facts

Ali Abdullah Saleh News (NYTimes)

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Formerly Saleh’s vice president, became president in 2012, and was forced out by Houthi rebels in January 2015. After escaping from house arrest, he fled to the southern city of Aden, where he is mobilizing his Sunni supporters.

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi Topics (NYTimes)

Abdu Rabbu Mansoure Hadi Profile (Al Jazeera)

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi (The Guardian)

What To Find In This LibGuide

This guide aims to provide introductory information about the Yemen Conflict and provide relevant resources.

In this guide you will find:

Middle East and North African Studies