Yemen

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#5
3

Communities at risk

Zaydi Shi'a, 'Akhdam', Southerners

Summary

Prolonging the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, the war in Yemen has directly resulted in more than 100,000 deaths. Often by airstrikes and shelling, civilians continue to be killed by all sides, including the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government of Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, supported by a Saudi-led Arab coalition and Western powers. Clashes… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2020 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.1275
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.7
Rise of factionalized elites10.0
Voice and Accountability-1.751
Political Stability-3.002
Rule of Law-1.790
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL20.48

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

Prolonging the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, the war in Yemen has directly resulted in more than 100,000 deaths. Often by airstrikes and shelling, civilians continue to be killed by all sides, including the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government of Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, supported by a Saudi-led Arab coalition and Western powers. Clashes between members of a decades-old southern secessionist movement and Hadi-aligned forces, allied against Houthi forces, erupted in August 2019 in Aden. Despite a powersharing deal agreed between separatists and the government in November that year, in April 2020 the Southern Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), declared self-rule. By creating a rift between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, this may complicate efforts to end the war. ISIS and al-Qaeda fighters continue to regularly attack Houthi and Hadi-aligned forces as well as one another in Bayda
governorate. COVID-19 has slowed international peacemaking efforts and with 24 million people
already in need of humanitarian assistance, an outbreak could worsen the catastrophe