Yemen

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#10
1

Communities at risk

Zaydi Shi'a, 'Akhdam', Southerners

Summary

The weight of the indicators in the Peoples under Threat index assesses internal factors within a state conducive to mass killing. But in some states high in the table, one or more of the principal threats comes from abroad. This is the case with Yemen, where an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and supported… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2016 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0477
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.4
Rise of factionalized elites9.4
Voice and Accountability-1.336
Political Stability-2.527
Rule of Law-1.171
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL18.02

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

The weight of the indicators in the Peoples under Threat index assesses internal factors within a state conducive to mass killing. But in some states high in the table, one or more of the principal threats comes from abroad. This is the case with Yemen, where an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the US, UK and France, has launched intensive and often indiscriminate air strikes against urban centres controlled by al-Houthi rebels or forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Since his successor, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, fled the country in March 2015, over 3,000 civilians have been killed in the course of attacks by different parties to the conflict, including by the Houthis, ISIS and other rebel forces, or by Saudi Arabia and the international coalition.