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Summary

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

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1.12M

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

70K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

650K

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Population

0 million

source World Bank

% living below $1.90 per day

0%

source World Bank

GDP growth rate

0%

2015, source World Bank


Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
£122M

2017/2018

1.54%

DFID Total