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Friends of South Yemen (FOSY) is a society whose main goal is the establishment of an independent state in South Yemen. Membership is open to all Yemenis and individuals and organisations who support this objective.

FOSY’s Chairman Abdul Galil Shaif Kasim said:

“Two countries adjoining, understanding and collaborating with each other are far better than a federal state in which wars, destruction and destitution continue.

We are on a mission to step up our push for international recognition.”


Friends of South Yemen is an information resource which welcomes dialogue and open discussion about the case for southern statehood. The views in the articles on this website are not necessarily those of FOSY.

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FOSY letter to Hans Grundberg, UN Envoy to Yemen

Friends of South Yemen Chairman, Abdul Galil Shaif, has written a letter to the new UN Envoy to Yemen, welcoming him to the role, but also expressing concern about the future of Yemen.

FOSY’s proposed Road Map For Yemen was also provided with the letter for Mr Grundberg’s attention.

Click here to view the letter.

Yemen: The Case for Southern Statehood

Friends of South Yemen is pleased to announce the release of its documentary video titled, Yemen: The Case for Southern Statehood.

A road map for Yemen

Friends of South Yemen proposes to the international community a three-stage plan to bring about a peaceful solution to the crisis in Yemen. The road map makes proposals for an ending of the war in Yemen, finding a way out of the current political stalemate and offering a vision for the future.

The detailed proposals are featured as the cover story of Issue 10 of the South Yemen Update newsletter, and are also available as a separate document by clicking here.

An Arabic language version is available at this link: خارطة طريق لليمن

Issue 17 of FOSY’s South Yemen Update newsletter has been published.

The cover story of this eight-page issue highlights Southerners' protests about inadequate basic services and the declining value of the currency.

Among other items included in the newsletter are a detailed report on an address given at a UN side meeting by FOSY's Chairman, Dr Adbul Galil Shaif, and an article titled "Revitalizing Yemeni Coffee".

Click here to read the newsletter.