A history of civil conflict, political upheaval and the accompanying violence has exacerbated the humanitarian situation in Yemen. The country – which has one of the highest growth rates in the world – houses a large population of internally displaced people as well as hundreds of thousands of refugees. Nearly half of Yemen’s population does not have reliable access to food, and more than half lack access to safe drinking water or sanitation.
USAID humanitarian assistance addresses the needs of internally displaced persons, refugees, host communities, and other vulnerable populations by providing food, health, nutrition, agriculture and food security, economic recovery efforts, and water, sanitation and hygiene assistance. USAID also supports coordination of overall humanitarian efforts including information management and logistics. In addition to humanitarian assistance, the U.S. government pledged $22 million in 2012 to assist with the recovery of conflict-damaged southern governorates in Yemen, including the rebuilding of schools and health facilities.
Our impacts in this sector include:
Last updated: January 14, 2014