Yemen

Targeted Groups
Perpetrators
Alert Status
Genocide Stage(s)
  • Yemeni Civilians

  • Migrants

  • LGBTQIA+ People

  • Houthis

  • Yemeni Government

  • Saudi-led Coalition

  • Southern Separatists

Emergency
Stage 9: Extermination
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Country Overview

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Yemen’s civil war between the Yemeni government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Over 100,000 Yemenis have died since the conflict began in 2015, 80% of Yemenis rely on humanitarian aid, and over ten million are on the brink of starvation. Houthi rebels, the Yemeni government, the Saudi-led coalition, and UAE-backed forces have all committed war crimes by deliberately targeting civilians. Though peace talks are in progress, questions remain about the sustainability of any future agreement. Additionally, the death penalty is technically in place, though not currently enforced, for homosexuality in Yemen. Al-Qaeda have also killed gay people in Yemen, and all LGBTQIA+ people face severe persecution. 

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Page last updated:
9/18/2021

Resources

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Inside the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

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Yemen’s Tragedy: War, Stalemate, and Suffering

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Human Rights Watch World Report 2021: Yemen