UNFPA Republic of Yemen

Yemen has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the Arab States region. UNFPA has helped improve the availability and quality of reproductive health services, in particular to provide safe deliveries and care for women with obstetric fistula. Humanitarian interventions target women and girls displaced by crises. UNFPA also engages men, young people, religious and community leaders to raise awareness on women’s health and rights. It works with policymakers to integrate population issues in poverty reduction and other national plans, and amend legislation to reduce gender discrimination.

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  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need



Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

FGM Dashboard - Yemen Read more

Key Indicators
Population size, female age 15-49 (in thousands), 2012
Prevalence of FGM among women 15-49 (%)
Prevalence of FGM among girls 15-19 (%)
Ethnic group with the highest prevalence in the country (%)
Existence of national policies and laws banning FGM; Year passed
*Later dates reflect amendments to the original law or new laws
Transparency Read more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Yemen

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Yemen*

Healthy years of life saved (women)
Healthy years of life saved (children)
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Yemen

Maternal deaths averted
Child deaths averted
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Yemen

Unintended pregnancies averted
Abortions averted