(Washington, DC: World Bank, 2023-09-14)
This report highlights respondents’
lived experiences during Yemen’s conflict as experts of
their own experiences. This report aims to present the
voices of Yemenis who have now spent eight years living
through a civil war, economic crisis, and close to famine.
This report is among the few authentically capturing Yemeni
voices on a range of day-to-day issues from different
governorates across the country. But arguably the small
sample size limits ability to generalize findings. However,
generalizing findings was not the intention of the report.
For each theme, 'Voices from Yemen' presents a
multi-stakeholder perspective to mitigate bias towards a
single stakeholder group or geographical area. Moreover, the
report’s findings are in line with those in quantitative
reports, such as ‘Surviving in the Times of War’ or the ‘World
Bank Phone Survey’ report on food security. ‘Voices from Yemen’
presents a comprehensive picture of suffering derived from
human stories behind the statistics. The conflict has made
Yemeni lives unaffordable, uncertain, vulnerable, and often
unbearable. The power of people’s speech and the intensity
of their stories narrate their grave vulnerabilities and the
sense of helplessness and suffering the conflict has caused.