Violence in Yemen

Ongoing violence in Yemen has resulted in 20 million people-80% of the population-in need of humanitarian assistance. Yemen currently has the greatest level of humanitarian needs in the world. 

10 Million People are at Risk of Losing Access to Water

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Country Info

CARE has been continuously active in Yemen since 1993, in projects that work towards reducing poverty. These have evolved from basic relief efforts and reconstruction after the civil war in 1994, to long-term projects.

CARE’s work in Yemen has a common focus on community self-help and women’s empowerment, including women’s literacy, water management, capacity building of local organizations, natural resource management, emergency response and relief assistance to refugees.

In addition, CARE is working in Yemen to help refugees fleeing violence in Syria.

Our Work in Yemen

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Yemen

Youth of Yemen: Being the change Yemen wants to see

Our Vision

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.


Sleepless Nights in Yemen

Driving through the streets of Yemen’s capital of Sanaa, my heart is heavy and burdened. It was my first time returning to Yemen since the airstrikes began in March, and it is not the same country...

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Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA): Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead

PTLA, a three-year public-private partnership built on a broad base of collaboration between CARE, USAID, civil society organizations (CSOs) and private sector partners, aimed to create, strengthen, and scale-up diverse leadership opportunities for girls in vulnerable communities across six different countries, particularly through extra-curricular activities, social networks, and civic action.

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Youth of Yemen: Being the change Yemen wants to see

“We will not run away and give up on our country. We will survive this war, and help bring change to Yemen.”

After years of political instability and months of continuous airstrikes, one would not expect to hear a statement like this from a Yemeni person, but 26-year-old, Hana is boldly speaking on behalf of youth in Yemen eager to be “agents of change”, in a country seemingly plagued by conflict. Just this week, Hana was walking to the CARE office in Sanaa when a huge blast only 200 meters away sent her running into a nearby bank building for shelter.

“This is...

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Yemen: Aid agencies say permanent ceasefire needed now to safeguard millions

Humanitarian agencies are calling on the international community to support a lasting solution that could save the lives of millions of civilians in Yemen, as the United Nations prepares to host peace talks on Sunday June 14 in Geneva.

According to 13 international humanitarian organizations, what Yemen urgently needs is a permanent ceasefire, an end to the Saudi-led commercial blockade, an end to arms transfers to those responsible for breaches of International Humanitarian Law, and a sizeable increase in humanitarian and longer term development funding.

“Millions are at...

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Yemen: US Government must help end commercial blockade as millions struggle to survive, urges CARE

At June 14 peace talks, CARE calls for permanent ceasefire and end to commercial blockade Yemen currently has greatest level of humanitarian need in the world

WASHINGTON, D.C.-(June 11, 2015)— As peace talks between Yemen’s conflicting parties convene on June 14, humanitarian agency CARE, calls on the US government and international community to pressure all parties to reach a permanent ceasefire and bring an end to the blockade on commercial imports. Some 20 million people in Yemen are now in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.


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Aid agencies call for an immediate and permanent cease fire as 70,000 people flee Coalition airstrikes in northern Yemen

A group of 17 aid agencies working in Yemen today condemned the growing intensity of airstrikes in the north of Yemen on 8th and 9th of May 2015, as an estimated 70,000 people including 28,000 children flee from the northern Governorate of Sa'ada. In the last 24 hours the coalition has hit Yemen with 130 air strikes.

“The indiscriminate attacks after the dropping of leaflets urging civilians to leave Sa’ada raises concerns about the possible pattern being established in breach of International Humanitarian Law,” said Save the Children’s Country Director in Yemen, Edward Santiago...

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CARE and other leading humanitarian agencies warn that life-saving assistance is at risk of collapsing in Yemen

After more than a month of heavy fighting in Yemen, a group of 22 major aid agencies in Yemen have warned today their life-saving assistance risk coming to an abrupt end within a week unless land, sea and air routes are opened immediately for the importation of fuel.

“We could run out of fuel within days” said Hajir Maalim, Action Against Hunger (ACF) country director “We need to operate at least three vehicles to bring medical staff and supplies to more than 1,600 severely undernourished children in Hodeida, in northern Yemen. If we cannot get more fuel within 10 days, these...

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Yemen: As airstrikes declared over, a political solution must be reached to prevent humanitarian catastrophe, warns CARE

More must be done to protect and access civilians with humanitarian assistance

YEMEN-(April 22, 2015)-- Although airstrikes have been declared over, instability remains and the humanitarian needs continue to skyrocket. Humanitarian access must improve and a political solution reached, or Yemen could face a humanitarian catastrophe, warns CARE.

“We welcome the end of the airstrikes, but civilians continue to pay the highest price in this conflict and more must be done to protect them. Aid agencies still face major challenges in reaching civilians...

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Yemen on the brink of a major humanitarian crisis, warns CARE

YEMEN-(April 3, 2015)-- After a week of heavy fighting across parts of Yemen, an already dire humanitarian situation could turn into a major crisis if the violence continues, warns CARE.

The number of civilians killed, injured and displaced is increasing quickly as the fighting moves throughout the country, and the risk to civilians is of grave concern as people attempt to seek safety. Access to those in need is challenging as many roads and bridges are blocked. All the ports and airports are closed and there are no fly zones making it nearly impossible to get...

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