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

The average girl stays in
school only until she's 9

60 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $3 a day

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Program 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014

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