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Coast Guard – Yemen

Location: Yemen

Type: Military

The Coast Guard of Yemen is responsible for monitoring coastal traffic and securing any weapons, drugs, terrorists and any other illegal material that try to cross into and out of Yemen via the coast.

This is a difficult job, particularly given the current conflict that has made the coast highly vulnerable to the smuggling of weapons and other such materials.

Some of the Coast Guard fleet were formerly US Coast Guard vessels. Additionally, the US helped Yemen develop their Coast Guard force, including training to combat terrorism

They have participated in training exercises in cooperation with other forces such as Saudi and Pakistan, alongside the US in regional based exercises.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.