Yemen

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. In the war-torn north, children suffer from malaria, diarrhea and other illnesses. Others have been separated from their parents, emotionally scarred by the conflict and troubled by upheaval in their lives. Complicating matters are refugees from nearby Somalia, fleeing from abject poverty and anarchy.

Facts About
Yemen

More than 26 Million
people
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


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.

Yemen is among the most challenging places in the world to raise a family. Mothers and children have alarmingly poor health and education, even when compared with other impoverished nations.

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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Our Work in
Yemen

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 42,587
children
from harm

supported 156,412
children
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 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 Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014

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