Yemen

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#8
0

Communities at risk

Zaydi Shi'a, 'Akhdam', Southerners

Summary

The poorest country in the Arab world, Yemen, has suffered nearly three years of war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led, international coalition supporting exiled President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi. While both sides are responsible for a litany of abuses against civilians, the coalition – with material and diplomatic support from the US, UK and France – has launched numerous airstrikes which have killed… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.1051
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.3
Rise of factionalized elites9.5
Voice and Accountability-1.652
Political Stability-2.794
Rule of Law-1.601
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL19.606

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 poorest country in the Arab world, Yemen, has suffered nearly three years of war between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led, international coalition supporting exiled President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi. While both sides are responsible for a litany of abuses against civilians, the coalition – with material and diplomatic support from the US, UK and France – has launched numerous airstrikes which have killed and injured thousands of civilians. Many have been indiscriminate and disproportionate, with some striking hospitals, weddings and funerals. Al-Qaida and IS offshoots continue to further destabilize the country’s southern governorates. Yemen’s conflict has caused widespread food shortages and the largest cholera outbreak ever recorded in a single country in a given year. According to the UN’s humanitarian chief, Yemen risks becoming the world’s worst humanitarian disaster in half a century.