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Located in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen borders Saudi Arabia to the North, Oman to the East, and the Red Sea to the West. Yemen stands as the most impoverished and least developed country in the Middle East with an unemployment rate of 35% and poverty rate of 45.2%.

In 2011, as unemployment and poverty reached modern day peaks, many Yemenis rushed the streets in protest against government. Inspired by other protests in the region, it has led to sustained conflict, worsening the living conditions in Yemen.

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Vital Stats

Population: 24,133,492
Infant Mortality Rate: 55.11 deaths/1,000 live births
Life Expectancy: 64 years years
Major Diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid feve, dengue fever and malaria
Religions: Islam: 99%
Other Religions: 1%
Literacy Rate: 50.2 %
Unemployment Rate: 35 %
Poverty Rate: 45.2 %
Natural Hazards: n/a