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What is the situation in


Today, Yemen remains in dire need of international assistance. Yemen’s dependence on foreign imports to fulfill 90% of its needs is made worse by the depletion of foreign reserves due to the COVID-19 pandemic [1]. With 80% of its over 29 million people living below the national poverty line, widespread famine persists, and millions of people require humanitarian aid for food, health care, cash assistance, and livelihood opportunities.


Yemen also hosts an extremely high number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people; as of 2021, over 20 million people are in need, over 12 million are in acute need, and an estimated 4 million, who are overwhelmingly women and children, are displaced.
A study commissioned by UNDP found that Yemen’s civil war has already reversed 21 years worth of development gains made; if the war continues through 2030, the damage would be equivalent to four decades of development work.

Key Issues

Through our infrastructure programs, relief work and community building efforts, we hope to create long lasting, sustainable change.


Children have been bearing the brunt of the conflict in Yemen since the beginning. Born into extreme poverty and exposed to violence, the majority of them have grown up with trauma and lack of access to the most basic of human necessities.


Yemen is at risk of losing 400,000+ children to starvation this year alone. As the current situation stands, approximately 325,000 children are extremely malnourished and over 2 million are moderately malnourished.


Yemen is suffering the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Schools, hospitals, water, and sanitation systems have been shut down or destroyed. 20.1 million people are in need of food assistance. People are dying everyday from malnutrition and other easily preventable problems.

UMR's Advancement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Yemen

Sustainable Development Goals

Cholera Emergency Response (Yemen)

Almost five years of intense conflict have exacted a heavy toll on Yemen’s health system, impeding the proper functioning of its water and sanitation services.

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