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Republic of Yemen


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Area: 531,869 sq km

Mountainous south and southwestern portion of the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian Ocean island of Socotra.

Population: 24,255,928    Annual Growth: 2.90%

Capital: Sana'a

Urbanites: 31.8%

HDI Rank: 140 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 28 (61% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 14 All languages


Largest Religion: Muslim

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Answer to Prayer

Challenge for Prayer

Yemen’s future stability is fragile due to religious and political tensions, rapidly dwindling resources and one of the world’s highest birthrates. It is estimated that by 2017, Yemen will cease earning income from its oil reserves and the capital will run out of viable water supplies. Sana’a is the world’s fastest-growing capital city, with 7% annual growth. Pray for new means and methods for this nation to care for the very survival of its economy and people. Foreign involvement due to the political, religious and economic situation is almost inevitable; pray that outside powers act in a responsible and wise manner.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Yemen.