UNFPA has been working in Yemen since early 1970s. UNFPA Yemen current Country Programme (2012 – 2017) is aligned to the national priorities defined in the Socio-economic Development Plan for Poverty Reduction and the National Reproductive Health Strategy and responds sensitively to Transitional Program for Stabilization and Development (TPSD) and Humanitarian Response Plan. 

Working with a wide range of partners, from civil society groups, youth NGOs, INGOS and other development partners, UNFPA supports Yemen in the development and humanitarian contexts through the following priorities: Sexual & reproductive health and Gender-based violence.

Key Facts:

  • Population: 25 mil 
  • Total Fertility rate: 4.2
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio: 148
  • Contraceptive prevalence rate: 29% using modern method and 34% using a method of family planning
  • Population aged 10-24:  33%
  • Youth (Age 15 -24) secondary school enrollment: boys 33% vs Girls 23%

*(Sources: NDHS 2013 and CSO report 2012)