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The humanitarian situation in Yemen is now one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. The United Nations estimates that more than 80% of the population (21.2 million) are in need of humanitarian aid. 14.4 million require food assistance, of which 7.6 million are currently considered severely food insecure. Around 2.5 million people have been displaced since March 2015 and basic services have been severely affected. Even before the current crisis Yemen was the poorest country in the Middle East, and faces a range of deep-seated development challenges including high levels of poverty, food insecurity, high population growth, a weak economy and gender inequality.

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Yemen
Yemen page on GOV.UK website

Key Info

  • Project budget approved for 2017/2018 More information about the total project budget £80,205,451
  • Project budget as % of DFID budget More information about the total project budget 1.11%
  • Active Projects 14
  • Population ( source World Bank): 26.83 million
  • Fertility rate (2014, source World Bank): 4.16
  • GDP growth rate (2015, source World Bank): -28.1%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
Budgets approved at a project level to date. This may be different from the overall operational plan budget for Yemen.