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Yemen

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Yemen’s civil war, now in its third year, has brought a steady deterioration of humanitarian conditions, leaving more than 3 million displaced. A quarter of the country’s 27 million population live on the brink of starvation, while an estimated 3.3 million children and nursing mothers are acutely malnourished. This number includes nearly one-half million children under 5 years of age. International Medical Corps serves areas of Yemen with some of the most pressing humanitarian needs.

Deteriorating conditions present major challenges to bring sufficient aid supplies into the country because of a civil war now in its third year and a blockade of major ports. Once aid arrives in the country, the precarious security conditions hampers its distribution. Widespread, severe damage to infrastructure has restricted access to many areas, including to southern parts of the country. Over half of Yemen’s health facilities are no longer functional, and with the government no longer able to support the health system, it is on the verge of collapse. With no sign of an end to the violence, humanitarian conditions are expected to deteriorate further as 2017 progresses.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Population

    Population
    27.4 Million

  • age

    Median Age
    19.2 Years

  • life

    Life Expectancy
    65.6 Years

  • life

    Fertility Rate
    3.77 children per mother

  • Infant Mortality Rate

    Infant Mortality Rate
    47.4 deaths/1000 live births

OUR PROGRAMS IN YEMEN

  • Population

    Health Services Support

  • Population

    Family and Community Health

  • Population

    Nutrition

  • Population

    Emergency Response and Preparedness

  • Population

    Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


RESOURCES

Yemen Capabilities Statement

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