Sarah Al-Areqi joined the Yemen Policy Center as an Associate Fellow in 2022. Her research focuses on issues related to protection, victimhood, and reconciliation.
Sarah built her career as a specialist for leading protection and reconciliation programs for various international organizations, including Danish Refugee Council, over nine years. She managed a variety of projects funded by UNHCR, OFDA, and UNFPA in Yemen, Iraq, and South Sudan. These programs targeted refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, internally displaced populations, and host communities. During this time, Sarah supported research on protection responses in emergency relief and post war-recovery, including needs assessments and gender analyses.
Currently, she works as a freelance consultant to train protection staff within emergency protection programs. Sarah also works as a researcher at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies where she investigates the human rights and accountability situation in Yemen and Iraq, and in particular pathways for justice for victims’ groups and vulnerable communities.
Sarah is a NINE DTP doctoral candidate at Durham University, holds a Master’s degree in Post War Recovery Studies from York University under the Chevening Award with distinction, and a Bachelor’s degree from the German-Jordanian University with distinction under the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Sarah speaks Arabic, English and German.