CARE has been continuously active in Yemen since 1993, working to reduce poverty and promoting social justice.
Community self-help and women’s empowerment are our focus, including women’s literacy, water management, capacity building of local organisations, natural resource management, and relief assistance to refugees.
Although the national constitution gives women and men the same rights, women in Yemen continue to face inequality and lack access to essentials such as education and health care.
CARE is supporting the formation of women’s associations so that rural women can collaborate on business, farming and education projects.
Only 72 percent of Yemen’s school-age population is enrolled in primary school; this is even lower for girls.
CARE is working with the government to improve the quality and relevance of education for primary age children, with special emphasis on girls and developing their leadership skills.
CARE continues to work with thousands of civilians forced to leave home by the six year-long civil war in the north of the country.
Where people are away from home we provide emergency water and sanitation, in close partnership with local branches of the Yemen Women’s Union.