At this time, IMI does not have any projects in Syria or Yemen that involve sending goods or services to either country, though IMI does support medical work for refugees in Greece and other parts of Europe, many of whom have come from Syria, Iraq and Yemen (in smaller numbers).
The Syrian civil war that started more than 6 years ago has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. More than 11 million people, half the country’s pre-war population, have been killed or forced to leave their homes.
Syrian families struggle to survive inside the country or as they make new homes in other countries—many are risking their lives during perilous travels all the way to Europe.
Food and medical care are sparse. Human rights violations are widespread and bombings continue to destroy crowded cities, including neutral, safe spaces like hospitals.
IMI is currently not working on the ground in Syria though assessments continue for if and how we can provide the necessary assistance in country. However, IMI is working with coalitions in the US and Europe to respond to the needs of refugees from Syria (among other countries)
Yemen is one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, yet it receives little attention from the international community. This crisis, though intensifying each day, is not new and
approximately 70 % of Yemenis depend on humanitarian assistance to survive.
The United Nations Security Council formally agrees that the conflict must be address through negotiations. However, with The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia opposing all schemes that could be paths to negotiations in Yemen, members of the Council have been reluctant to move in any way that could jeopardize their foreign relations, particularly with the Kingdom.
IMI is currently not working on the ground in Yemen due to security concerns though assessments continue for if and how we can provide the necessary assistance.