Laurence Gerhardt

Laurence Gerhardt

Policy assistant
International Rescue Committee

Laurence Gerhardt is a policy assistant working on conflict and humanitarian crises at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). His work involves policy analysis and research on IRC’s key crisis countries, including Yemen, Syria and Bangladesh, as well as the production and editing of reports on IRC’s thematic work.

He has previously worked as a researcher and editor at Insecurity Insight, an NGO documenting violence against aid workers and humanitarians.


Sana'a, the capital city of Yemen
19 January 2021
The US government have officially designated Ansar Allah, also known as the Houthis, as a terrorist organisation, meaning that 23 million people in Yemen will be much harder to reach.