is classified as an LDC (Low Development Country) and has some of the
highest and most detrimental social statistics in the world.
The following are some of the key indicators which reflect the
present devastating situation: Maternal Mortality Rate 1400 per
100,000, Infant Mortality Rate 83 per 1000 , Under 5 Mortality Rate
110 per 1000 , Fertility Rate 6.7 , Total Public Health
Governmental Expenditure 3.2% , Life Expectancy at birth 61 years*
, AHHI (average monthly income) $70 , population below
poverty line 30% , School Enrollment Rate (age 6-15) males 76.12%,
girls 40.71%, Educational Retention Rate (1st-12th grade) 20%, Illiteracy Rates-
(rural/female = 73.29 , rural/male = 38.77%, urban/female = 38.77,
urban/male = 20.55%)*
all from Childern and Women in Yemen. A situation Analysis. 1998,
except (*) Statistical Year-Book 1998).