Yemen / Overview
Islamic Relief in Yemen
Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab world, ranked at 154 (Human Development Index) of 176 countries with a population of 24.3 million, 42% of these people are estimated to live below the international poverty line of under $2 per day and unemployment levels are high. Yemen has the highest population growth level of 3% and about 75% of Yemen’s population is under the age of 24 years.
Islamic Relief has been operational in Yemen since 1998, mainly focusing on seasonal projects through partners. As Yemen has vast needs due to poverty and limited resources, Islamic Relief opened a fully functional field office in the country in 2004, and since then has established 5 field offices in governorates across the country. These offices are operated by more than 200 staff. IRY works closely with vulnerable communities to ensure that priority needs are met across sectors and that its work impact has a lasting effect.
Islamic Relief Yemen’s programme strategy is in line with the governments’ Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) 2011-2015. Currently Islamic Relief Yemen is working in emergency responses which includes camp management and protection, camp coordination, food distribution, nutrition interventions and more.
Islamic Relief Yemen is also taking a lead on conflict transformation and peace building programmes which includes capacity building of influential persons in the community. Other work includes orphans sponsorship and child welfare programmes, water and sanitation. Future work will continue with widespread interventions in the areas of food security, nutrition and child welfare.
Past Emergencies and Appeals
|Year||Emergency||Locations Include||More details
|2008||Middle East in Focus||Middle East||
|2008||Yemen Floods 2008||Hadramaut and Mahara||