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CARE started work in: 1993

Yemen ranks 179 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International’s work in Yemen addresses poverty and promotes social justice through emergency relief efforts and long-term development projects.

History of CARE International’s work in Yemen

CARE International has been continuously active in Yemen since 1993, initially focusing on immediate relief to those affected by civil war in 1994. Yemen broke out in civil war again in 2014, which continues today. According to the UN, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains one of the worst in the world.  

More than 3 million people need treatment for acute malnutrition, including 2 million children. The conflict has a disproportionate impact on women and girls, who face increased violence and abuse and limited access to maternal and reproductive care.  

In response, CARE International reaches Yemenis through water, sanitation, and hygiene services, women’s economic empowerment, reproductive health, and food, cash, and voucher distributions. We also work with youth to increase their access to education and livelihood opportunities.  

What CARE International does in Yemen

CARE Yemen works in 13 governorates delivering programs through direct implementation and in partnership with national and international organizations, providing emergency and recovery assistance.  

These projects contribute to strengthening communities’ resilience to cope and recover from the impact of the current humanitarian crisis. 

Our work in Yemen focuses on: 

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Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 3,125,790
  • Women & girls 51%
  • Indirect 1,321,897
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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