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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.”

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

This first anniversary issue describes the FOSY-commissioned documentary “The Case for Southern Statehood”, a survey of recent Yemen history to put the current situation in context, a report on a British­Yemeni society Zoom conference that discussed grass roots peace initiatives, and a review of a virtual art exhibition featuring the works of Yemeni-Bosnian-US artist Alia Ali.

Click here to read the newsletter.