Voices of Yemen: Al Mukalla City, Hadhramout Governorate


Al Mukalla is considered the most important sea port in Hadhramout governorate. Like other localities in Yemen, the area has been affected by the ongoing violence affecting all aspects of life. Residents are engaged in fisheries, private and public sectors jobs, trading, and vocational works. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) seized the security vacuum and took over the city. Through this focus group discussion, Mukalla residents share their suffering and ways to cope with the current situation.

“Voices of” is a series of community-level consultations led by UNDP in Yemen using inclusive focus group discussions that seek to: identify their fragilities, prioritise opportunities and challenges, and highlight the vulnerability of community livelihoods assets to sustain the crisis.