The Human Truth Foundation

Yemen (Republic of Yemen)

https://www.humantruth.info/yemen.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#saudi_arabia #UK #USA #yemen

Yemen
Republic of Yemen
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index183rd best
CapitalSanaa
Land Area 527 970km21
LocationAsia, The Middle East
Population28.5m2
Life Expectancy63.75yrs (2017)3
GNI$1 314 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesYE, YEM, 8875
Internet Domain.ye6
CurrencyRial (YER)7
Telephone+9678

1. Overview

North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern government adopted a Marxist orientation. The massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the south to the north contributed to two decades of hostility between the states. The two countries were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. A southern secessionist movement and brief civil war in 1994 was quickly subdued. In 2000, Saudi Arabia and Yemen agreed to a delimitation of their border. Fighting in the northwest between the government and Huthi rebels, a group seeking a return to traditional Zaydi Islam, began in 2004 and has since resulted in six rounds of fighting - the last ended in early 2010 with a cease-fire that continues to hold. The southern secessionist movement was revitalized in 2008 when a popular socioeconomic protest movement initiated the prior year took on political goals including secession. Public rallies in Sana'a against then President SALIH - inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt - slowly built momentum starting in late January 2011 fueled by complaints over high unemployment, poor economic conditions, and corruption. By the following month, some protests had resulted in violence, and the demonstrations had spread to other major cities. By March the opposition had hardened its demands and was unifying behind calls for SALIH's immediate ouster. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in late April 2011, in an attempt to mediate the crisis in Yemen, proposed an agreement in which the president would step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution. SALIH's refusal to sign an agreement led to heavy street fighting and his injury in an explosion in June 2011. The UN Security Council passed Resolution 2014 in October 2011 calling on both sides to end the violence and complete a power transfer deal. In late November 2011, SALIH signed the GCC-brokered agreement to step down and to transfer some of his powers to Vice President Abd Rabuh Mansur HADI. Following elections in February 2012, won by HADI, SALIH formally transferred his powers. In accordance with the GCC initiative, Yemen launched a National Dialogue to discuss key constitutional, political, and social issues in mid-March 2013.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverShort of the glitz of many of the Gulf states, Yemen compensates with the depth of its history and attachment to traditions and rich culture. Yemen may be the Arabian Peninsula´s poor cousin, but therein lies its charm. With none of the oil wealth of its neighbours, the country is like a time capsule preserving the traditions and texture of old Arabia.

Yemen´s history reads like the retelling of a legend. To the Romans, Yemen was Arabia Felix (Happy Arabia), Gilgamesh came here seeking eternal life, Noah launched his ark from here, the Queen of Sheba once ruled the land, and there was once dazzling wealth from the frankincense trade.

This journey into the past has diverse focal points, from the Arabian Nights-aura of capital city Sana`a in the west to mud skyscrapers in the east, from stunning mountain scenery in the north to the weird and wonderful landscapes of Suqutra off the south coast.

In recent years Yemen has remained nigh-on forgotten as travel here is unfeasible - the security situation makes venturing across Yemen extremely inadvisable. Best sit tight and hope that things improve so this distinctive realm may become accessible.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Yemen National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
180Afghanistan0.478
181Sierra Leone0.477
182Guinea0.465
183Yemen0.455
184Burkina Faso0.449
185Mozambique0.446
186Mali0.428
187Burundi0.426
Asia Avg0.75
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
182Madagascar$1 484
183Malawi$1 466
184Chad$1 364
185Yemen$1 314
186Liberia$1 289
187Niger$1 240
188Mozambique$1 198
189Congo, DR$1 076
Asia Avg$22 215
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
180Comoros124.0
181Burundi124.1
182Papua New Guinea124.9
183Yemen125.0
184Sudan126.9
185Angola127.9
186Congo, DR128.2
187Nauru129.2
Asia Avg87.7
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Yemen's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Yemen's population is predicted to rise to 41.34 million by 2030. These millions of extra people will all need space to live, food to eat, energy to consume, and will increase the burden on the planet's resources. This country has a fertility rate of 4.98. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
46Ghana29.8m
47Mozambique29.5m
48Venezuela28.9m
49Yemen28.5m
50Nepal28.1m
51Madagascar26.3m
52N. Korea25.5m
53Cameroon25.2m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
153Madagascar64.5
154Mauritania64.4
155Ghana63.8
156Yemen63.8
157Bolivia63.6
158Nauru63.6
159Congo, (Brazzaville)63.5
160Comoros63.4
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
158Comoros4.78
159Sierra Leone4.78
160Guinea-Bissau4.92
161Yemen4.98
162Equatorial Guinea5.02
163Guinea5.08
164Liberia5.08
165Benin5.12
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
16Ivory Coast05.6
17=Malawi05.6
17=Senegal05.6
19Yemen05.7
20=Cameroon05.8
20=Niger05.8
20=Congo, DR05.8
20=Benin05.8
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
141Fiji1.5%
142Ghana1.4%
143Niger1.4%
144Yemen1.4%
145Bolivia1.3%
146Tuvalu1.3%
147Malawi1.3%
148Sierra Leone1.3%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
112Senegal5.0%
113Iraq4.9%
114Denmark4.7%
115Yemen4.7%
116Hungary4.6%
117Colombia4.6%
118Sierra Leone4.6%
119Philippines4.6%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#equality #gender_equality #human_rights #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance #women #yemen

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
159=St Kitts & Nevis123.0
159=Nauru123.0
161Malawi123.2
162Yemen123.4
163Sao Tome & Principe123.5
164Iraq124.4
Asia Avg99.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Yemen is amongst the worst places in the world at ensuring human rights and freedom, and it has severe cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. Yemen does better than average in speed of uptake of HR treaties18 and in its nominal commitment to Human Rights19. But that's it. Yemen has problems. It does worse than average in terms of commentary in Human Rights Watch reports20 and in LGBT equality21. It sits amongst the bottom 20 for the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)22, supporting press freedom23 and in freethought24. It is second-from-the-bottom in terms of supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms25. And finally, it is the worst in its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice26 and in opposing gender inequality27. The current armed conflict "has taken a terrible toll on the civilian population"28, with all sides comitting abuses. The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, "has conducted scores of indiscriminate and disproportionate airstrikes hitting civilian objects that have killed thousands of civilians in violation of the laws of war, with munitions that the US, United Kingdom, and others still supply". Opposition Houthi-Saleh forces "have fired artillery indiscriminately into cities such as Taizz and Aden, killing civilians, and launched rockets into southern Saudi Arabia"28.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Yemen's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines

Compared to Asia (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Hong Kong18.3
2Maldives41.0
3Singapore42.6
...
42=Azerbaijan100.0
43Syria101.3
44=Afghanistan103.8
45Timor-Leste (E. Timor)105.6
46Yemen112.0
47Philippines112.9
48Laos115.9
49Palestine116.7
50Iraq130.9
Asia Avg80.1
q=50.
Health (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
157Benin111.3
158Haiti111.4
159Madagascar111.5
160Yemen112.0
161Tuvalu112.5
162Philippines112.9
163=Niger113.1
163=Congo, DR113.1
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives30. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau30.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean30, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa30.

For more, see:

Health:

Yemen is a pretty unhealthy country. Yemen comes in the best 20 in its alcohol consumption rate31 (one of the best in Asia). It does better than average in its smoking rate32. When it comes to most other metrics, Yemen does not do well. It does worse than average in terms of its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33, its adolescent birth rate27 and in its average life expectancy11 (one of the lowest in Asia). And finally, it falls into the worst 20 in its fertility rate13 (one of the highest in Asia) and in its immunizations take-up34 (amongst the lowest in Asia). The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Yemen improved by +6.4yrs in the 30 years from 1990, less than the global average of +7.9yrs. In the 2010s, Yemen was one of only 12 countries that saw their life expectancy drop.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
153Madagascar64.5
154Mauritania64.4
155Ghana63.8
156Yemen63.8
157Bolivia63.6
158Nauru63.6
159Congo, (Brazzaville)63.5
160Comoros63.4
Asia Avg73.48
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
31
Pos.2016
Per Capita31
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
4Mauritania0.0
5Somalia0.0
6Yemen0.1
7=Afghanistan0.2
7=Saudi Arabia0.2
9Syria0.3
10=Pakistan0.3
11Kiribati0.4
12=Iraq0.4
Asia Avg3.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
158Comoros4.78
159Sierra Leone4.78
160Guinea-Bissau4.92
161Yemen4.98
162Equatorial Guinea5.02
163Guinea5.08
164Liberia5.08
165Benin5.12
Asia Avg2.46
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
32
Pos.201432
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
66Hong Kong 345
67Colombia 359
68Antigua & Barbuda 362
69Yemen 388
70S. Sudan 398
71Belize 400
72Swaziland 427
73Sudan 428
Asia Avg1 035
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
116Malawi116
117Swaziland117
118Iran118
119Yemen119
120Seychelles120
121Guinea-Bissau121
122Argentina122
123Laos123
Asia Avg64.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better35
Pos.2016
%35
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
74St Lucia48.1
75Uzbekistan48.2
76Kyrgyzstan48.3
77Yemen48.8
78Guyana49.4
79Grenada51.4
80=Turkmenistan51.8
80=Moldova51.8
Asia Avg44.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
27
Pos.2015
Per 100027
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
122Palestine58.6
123Jamaica59.7
124Azerbaijan59.8
125Yemen61.5
126Philippines61.7
127Mexico62.8
128Argentina63.8
129Laos64.1
Asia Avg29.9
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
34
Pos.2015
Avg %34
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
179Afghanistan70.6
180Niger69.7
181Samoa68.1
182Yemen67.4
183Papua New Guinea66.3
184Haiti65.7
185Vanuatu65.5
186Guinea63.3
Asia Avg90.5
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Yemen's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Asia (2023)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Sri Lanka49.0
...
13=Armenia69.5
13=Singapore69.5
15Malaysia74.4
16Yemen76.7
17Georgia78.0
18=Taiwan78.7
19Cyprus79.3
20Iran82.6
21Hong Kong83.3
Asia Avg88.8
q=51.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
66Nicaragua75.5
67=Guatemala76.2
67=Ghana76.2
69Yemen76.7
70Czechia77.2
71Georgia78.0
72=Chile78.6
72=Iceland78.6
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Yemen ranks 69th in the world with regard to its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is derived from 5 data sets. Yemen does better than average when it comes to energy to GDP efficiency37, annual meat consumption per person38, the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population39 and in its forested percent change 1990-201540 (but low for Asia). But, things could still be better. Yemen does worse than average for how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
40
Pos.2015
%40
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
79Mongolia+00.1
80Japan00.0
81=Afghanistan00.0
81=Yemen00.0
81=Tuvalu00.0
81=Libya00.0
81=Tonga00.0
81=Maldives00.0
Asia Avg+07.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better37
Pos.201437
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
21Morocco12.66
22=Albania12.50
22=Spain12.50
22=Yemen12.50
25Namibia12.35
26=Portugal12.35
26=Botswana12.35
28Ecuador11.90
Asia Avg09.14
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
139Suriname1996 Apr 11
140Poland1996 Apr 17
141Lithuania1996 May 01
142Yemen1996 May 21
143Niue1996 May 28
144Madagascar1996 Jun 02
145Tanzania1996 Jun 06
146Eritrea1996 Jun 19
Asia Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better39
Pos.2011
%39
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
53Tanzania44.2%
54Bosnia & Herzegovina44.0%
55Congo, (Brazzaville)44.0%
56Yemen43.2%
57Sri Lanka43.1%
58Djibouti42.8%
59Burundi42.0%
60Zambia41.9%
Asia Avg37.9%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
38
Pos.2021
kg38
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
30Nepal17.3
31Solomon Islands17.4
32Syria17.8
33Yemen17.8
34Algeria17.9
35Iraq18.3
36Zambia18.3
37Indonesia18.6
Asia Avg46.7
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Yemen's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #modernity #technology #the_internet

Compared to Asia (2020)41
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank41
1Taiwan10.0
2Japan21.9
3=S. Korea24.0
...
43Bangladesh112.9
44Laos115.2
45Iraq121.8
46Syria123.5
47Myanmar (Burma)127.0
48Timor-Leste (E. Timor)129.0
49Yemen134.4
50Afghanistan136.7
51Cambodia144.6
Asia Avg79.0
q=51.
Modernity & Learning (2020)41
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank41
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
178Micronesia131.3
179Tanzania132.0
180Mozambique133.8
181Yemen134.4
182=Mauritania134.7
182=Congo, DR134.7
184Afghanistan136.7
185Lesotho137.2
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Secondary Education
Higher is better
42
Pos.201842
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
143Lesotho30.0%
144Cape Verde29.9%
145Liberia29.0%
146Yemen28.0%
147Benin26.5%
148Sierra Leone26.3%
149Ivory Coast26.1%
150Afghanistan26.1%
Asia Avg66.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
43
Pos.2021
Years43
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
180Tanzania9.2
181Syria9.2
182Burkina Faso9.1
183Yemen9.1
184Senegal9.0
185Pakistan8.7
186Eritrea8.1
187Central African Rep.8.0
Asia Avg13.5
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
105Albania105
106Madagascar106
107Thailand107
108Yemen108
109Brazil109
110Nicaragua110
111Togo111
112Belize112
Asia Avg97.1
World Avg82.0
q=163.
IQ
Higher is better44
Pos.200644
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
69=Uzbekistan87
70Kuwait86
71=Philippines86
72Yemen85
73=Trinidad & Tobago85
73=Peru85
73=Cuba85
76Venezuela84
Asia Avg90.4
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
45
Pos.201645
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
138Guatemala27%
139Sudan26%
140Sao Tome & Principe26%
141Yemen25%
142Senegal23%
143Angola23%
144Ivory Coast22%
145Honduras22%
Asia Avg48.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
46
Pos.2017
Ratio46
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
101=Uzbekistan0.0
101=Colombia0.0
101=Ghana0.0
101=Yemen0.0
101=Laos0.0
101=Malta0.0
101=Turkmenistan0.0
101=Bangladesh0.0
Asia Avg2.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#corruption #happiness #politics

Corruption
Higher is better
47
Pos.2022
Points47
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
173Libya17.0
174=Haiti17.0
174=Burundi17.0
176Yemen16.0
177Venezuela14.0
178=S. Sudan13.0
178=Syria13.0
180Somalia12.0
Asia Avg39.98
World Avg42.98
q=180.

Yemen has a consistently poor record on corruption. On average through the 2010s, it scored the 8th-worst on the Corruption Perception Index.

Happiness
Higher is better
48
Pos.2018
Score48
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
149Liberia3.5
150Syria3.5
151Rwanda3.4
152Yemen3.4
153Tanzania3.3
154S. Sudan3.3
155Central African Rep.3.1
156Burundi2.9
Asia Avg5.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
152Syria152
153Liberia153
154Venezuela154
155Yemen155
156Iraq156
157Iran157
158Gabon158
159Central African Rep.159
Asia Avg99.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
134Egypt134
135Uruguay135
136Namibia136
137Yemen137
138Cambodia138
139Antigua & Barbuda139
140Afghanistan140
141Belize141
Asia Avg86.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Yemen's internal conflict has been stuck largely in a stalemate since 2016, with the Saudi-led coalition and the internationally recognised government unable to make any headway against the Houthi rebels that occupy most of the northern provinces, as well as the capital Sana'a.

Global Peace Index (2021)49

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
50
Pos.2023
Score50
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
156Somalia3.04
157Ukraine3.04
158Russia3.14
159Congo, DR3.21
160S. Sudan3.22
161Syria3.29
162Yemen3.35
163Afghanistan3.45
Asia Avg2.17
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
154Liberia154
155Mali155
156Swaziland156
157Yemen157
158Iraq158
159Bahrain159
160Slovenia160
161Tonga161
Asia Avg76.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
125Swaziland125
126Madagascar126
127Benin127
128Yemen128
129Pakistan129
130Samoa130
131Antigua & Barbuda131
132Azerbaijan132
Asia Avg92.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
51
Pos.2019
Score51
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
140Egypt6.79
141Congo, DR7.04
142Philippines7.14
143Yemen7.26
144India7.52
145Somalia7.80
146Pakistan7.89
147Syria8.01
Asia Avg3.60
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better52
Pos.201952
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
146Zimbabwe24.20
147=Ghana24.20
148Kiribati24.70
149=Yemen24.70
150Ethiopia24.90
151=Swaziland25.10
151=Malawi25.10
153Tanzania25.30
Asia Avg11.80
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better53
Pos.2017
%53
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
71Laos36.4
72Thailand36.5
73=Fiji36.7
73=Yemen36.7
75Solomon Islands37.1
76=Lithuania37.4
76=Bulgaria37.4
76=Bhutan37.4
Asia Avg35.2
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better54
Pos.2018
Severity54
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
...
68Haiti.200
69Timor-Leste (E. Timor).210
70Ivory Coast.236
71Yemen.241
72Cameroon.243
73Malawi.243
74Togo.249
75Rwanda.259
Asia Avg.084
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion #religion_in_yemen #yemen

Disbelief In God (2007)55
Pos.Higher is better
%55
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
101=UAE0
101=Azerbaijan0
101=Algeria0
101=Yemen0
101=Zambia0
101=Tanzania0
101=Malaysia0
101=Haiti0
101=Iraq0
101=Guinea0
101=Ghana0
101=Jordan0
101=Gambia0
101=Kenya0
101=Ethiopia0
101=Afghanistan0
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below56:

Christian0.2%
Muslim99%
Hindu0.6%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Muslim (Islam - official) including Shaf'i (Sunni) and Zaydi (Shia), small numbers of Jewish, Christian, and Hindu57.

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