CARE’s work in Yemen

CARE started working in Yemen in 1993, focusing on relief and reconstruction in the wake of the civil war. Today we run long-term projects to reduce poverty and promote social justice, as well as continuing to respond to humanitarian needs caused by ongoing political instability and conflict. All our work in Yemen focuses on community self-help and empowering women. We run projects on  women’s literacy, water management and natural resource management. In particular, we support the formation of women’s associations so rural women can get together to set up businesses, farming initiatives and education projects.

Humanitarian emergency in Yemen

Following months of intense conflict that began early in 2015, millions of people – more than 80% of the population – are struggling to meet their basic daily needs. CARE is working hard to provide emergency assistance – read more on our Yemen emergency page.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

CARE's reach

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our mission

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.