Find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with.
The Department for International Development (DFID) closed on 2 September 2020 and merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
Information on this page may not be current or correct. Up to date Information on development work in Yemen is available on this page
Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and has been enduring armed conflict for the last three years. The conflict and associated political, economic and humanitarian crises have deepened already severe poverty and gender inequality. In 2017, Yemen experienced the largest cholera outbreak in modern history with more than 1 million suspected cases. Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world and the country most at risk of famine in 2018. The UN estimates that 22.2 million people, almost 80% of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 8.4 million people at risk of starvation.
To find out how the UK will respond to the opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for Yemen.
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Yemen, see:
- Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- International Development Funding finder tool for funding opportunities by country, sector and organisation type
- Research for Development Outputs for outputs from DFID funded research projects and programmes