YEMEN

Empowering communities, providing food security, and restoring peace 

Country Overview

Population: 30.3 Million

Development Context: Following several political and security events occurring between 2011 and 2014, Yemen descended into a full-fledged military conflict in March 2015. This conflict, combined with political instability, blockages to food and fuel deliveries, agricultural disasters such as flooding and locust infestations, and economic collapse, has led to a severe humanitarian and development crisis.

Current Issues: 

  • Epidemics
  • Poverty
  • Lack of adequate food supplies
  • Drought
  • Water shortage and degraded water quality
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UMR's Advancement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Yemen

What is the situation in Yemen?

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 [1, 2]. 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 [1, 3].

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 [4].

Food Baskets

3,150 beneficiaries received food parcels since the start of 2021

Qurbani Meat

1,600 beneficiaries received fresh meat in 2020

Healthcare

$9.7 M in value of in-kind medical supplies & medicines were delivered in 2020

What types of interventions does UMR implement?

Yemen has several national priorities aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Notoriously known as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the disastrous situation in Yemen has left its people in desperate need of support. To contribute to this humanitarian effort and help Yemen reach its SDG targets, UMR has implemented the following programs:

As a result of the ongoing violence, health facilities and clinics in Yemen face shortages of medicine and medical equipment. UMR has provided medical shipments to healthcare sites to meet the needs of patients. UMR has also distributed food parcels to vulnerable communities in Yemen during the month of Ramadan. This year, UMR will provide small business loans to help provide livelihood opportunities to those most affected by Yemen’s political and economic collapse.

Our Recent Projects in Yemen

Ways you can help support Yemen

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YEMEN

Empowering communities, providing food security, and restoring peace 

Country Overview

Population: 30.3 Million

Development Context: Following several political and security events occurring between 2011 and 2014, Yemen descended into a full-fledged military conflict in March 2015. This conflict, combined with political instability, blockages to food and fuel deliveries, agricultural disasters such as flooding and locust infestations, and economic collapse, has led to a severe humanitarian and development crisis.

Current Issues: 

  • Epidemics
  • Poverty
  • Lack of adequate food supplies
  • Drought
  • Water shortage and degraded water quality. 
UMR's Advancement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Yemen

What is the situation in Yemen?

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 [1, 2]. 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 [1, 3].

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 [4].

Food Baskets

3,150 beneficiaries received food parcels since the start of 2021

Qurbani Meat

1,600 beneficiaries received fresh meat in 2020

Healthcare

$9.7 M in value of in-kind medical supplies & medicines were delivered in 2020

What types of interventions does UMR implement?

Yemen has several national priorities aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Notoriously known as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the disastrous situation in Yemen has left its people in desperate need of support. To contribute to this humanitarian effort and help Yemen reach its SDG targets, UMR has implemented the following programs:

As a result of the ongoing violence, health facilities and clinics in Yemen face shortages of medicine and medical equipment. UMR has provided medical shipments to healthcare sites to meet the needs of patients. UMR has also distributed food parcels to vulnerable communities in Yemen during the month of Ramadan. This year, UMR will provide small business loans to help provide livelihood opportunities to those most affected by Yemen’s political and economic collapse.

Ways you can help support Yemen

Donate

Every dollar can make a difference in someone's life.

Become a Fundraiser

Every dollar can make a difference in someone's life.

Spread the Word

We need to advocate for those whose voices are often silenced.

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