Yemen Children

About Yemen

Children in Yemen are facing a massive crisis. Volatile armed conflicts and rapidly shifting frontlines have been happening in the midst of growing poverty and an already large-scale humanitarian crisis. From the start of the Yemen emergency we have reached nearly 1.5 million children with vital assistance. But as the conflict rages on, the needs of vulnerable children continue to grow. Boys and girls are growing up in the poorest country in the Arab world with little opportunity for education and development.

Yemen Children

Our Work

Save the Children has been working in Yemen since 1963. The first international aid group in Yemen, we work nationally and locally to promote and protect children's rights, with programs in education, protection and survival.

A fragile peace exists in Yemen, where thousands of children have been affected by long-term conflict. Many children and their families are displaced, having no homes or services to return to after years of struggle.

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Facts About

More than 26 Million
live there

Girls only stay in school an average of 9 years

51 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $3 a day


Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 42,587
from harm

supported 156,412
in times of crisis

provided 161,602 children
with a healthy start in life

gave 57,830 children
vital nourishment

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015

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