The population of Yemen, as estimated in late 2010, is 20,727,000.

(AQAP) operates out of Yemen, a fragile state plagued by a myriad of socio-economic and security challenges. The population of Yemen faces high levels of poverty and unemployment, a low literacy rate, and an addiction to a drug called “qat.” Furthermore, Yemen’s natural resources are depleting. The al Houthi movement in the north has increased its influence substantially since 2011. The Southern Movement leadership is calling for secession and the re-establishment of a South Yemen. Both pose an existential threat to the government and place a significant strain on its resources and security apparatus. The combination of these factors creates an environment in which AQAP finds shelter, allowing it to train and prepare for attacks. This section provides analysis and background information on the security challenges in Yemen.

The population of Yemen is estimated at around 26 million

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The population of Yemen is 24, 133 492 (estimate, July 2011)

Two weeks of escalating violence have left many Yemenis hungry, trapped inside their cities and villages with food stocks running low. There are also severe fuel shortages, especially in Aden and areas of the capital, Sana’a. The situation is of particular concern because almost half of the population of Yemen is food-insecure, struggling to grow or buy enough food for a normal, healthy life.

The population of Yemen is larger than Syria's

As of 1 January 2015, the population of Yemen was estimated to be 25 797 109 people. This is an increase of 2.65 % (665 241 people) compared to population of 25 131 868 the year before. In 2014 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 665 241. Unfortunatelly, we do not have any data related to external migration in 2014. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.013 (1 013 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2014. See also of total population.

The population of Yemen is increasing rapidly; it is expected to double within twenty years
“Eighty per cent of the population of Yemen needs some kind of humanitarian assistance”

Yemen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The people of Yemen can be divided into six distinct people groups. These groups are the Northern Yemenis, the Southern Yemenis, the Tihamis, the Hadramis, the Mahris, and the Socotris. These people form the Republic of Yemen. The population of Yemen is about 20 million. Several ethnic groups form the Yemen population. Arabs make up the largest percentage of the people. However, other groups include Afro-Arabs, South Asians, and Europeans. Most Yemeni people are Muslims, but small numbers of Jews, Christians, and Hindus can be found within the country.

Two thirds of the population of Yemen is in a difficult humanitarian situation

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The population of Yemen is estimated at around 26 million. More than 99% of the population is Muslim, approximately 65% Sunni and 35% Shi'a. Yemen's very small Christian communities consist largely of migrants and other expatriates, including Ethiopian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant groups. Some expatriate communities have dwindled in recent years due to conflict and the general lack of security. There are Anglican and Catholic places of worship in Aden; in other areas and within other traditions worship takes place informally within private residences.

The rule of law is weak in Yemen, with some variations in practice according to tribal traditions and differing interpretations of Islamic law. Yemen's constitution of 1994 establishes Islam as the state religion and Islamic law as the sole source of all legislation. The constitution upholds the principle of non-discrimination, protects freedom of thought and expression of opinion, and establishes the inviolability of places of worship, all within the limits of the law. Blasphemy, defamation of religions and non-Islamic proselytising are prohibited. Apostasy is a criminal offence, punishable by death for apostates who refuse to recant. Islamic personal status laws apply, including a prohibition on marriage between a Muslim and an apostate and between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man. Expatriates are generally free to conduct non-Islamic worship in private, but there is no formal registration process for non-Islamic religious groups and the government has not authorised construction of non-Islamic places of worship for many years.

Yemen acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) on 9th February 1987. The ICCPR upholds the right to freedom of religion, including the right to hold a religion of one’s choice and the right to manifest that religion (Article 18). It also upholds the rights of minorities and the principle of non-discrimination. Yemen's accession to the ICCPR was made without any reservation limiting its commitment to religious freedom.

Pressures faced by Christians in Yemen come principally from non-State actors, given the political instability and weak application of the rule of law in many parts of the country. Those who choose to leave Islam are likely to face strong family and societal pressure, which in extreme cases can include violent responses from family members. While apostates face the possible death penalty under the Criminal Code, there have been no known examples of judicial executions for apostasy in recent years. However, there are occasional reports of extra-judicial murders for apostasy by community or extremist groups. The threat from Islamic extremists is significant in parts of Yemen where al-Qaeda and other extremist groups are strong – especially for nationals who have left Islam, but also for expatriates engaged in activities perceived as proselytism.

Half the population of Yemen doesn't know where the next meal will come from

North Yemen became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1918

Those pressures ebb and flow according to demographic circumstance. Current world population trends are varied,with a vast disparity between the experiences of the most-and least-developed countries. Although the global population growth rate is slowing, the planet still gains a net 78 million people per year (roughly the population of Ethiopia). Some analysts and policymakers in developed countries are sounding the alarm about falling birthrates, the economic costs of supporting increased proportions of the elderly, and future population decline, but of the projected increase of nearly 3 billion people by 2050,more than 95 percent is likely to occur in less developed countries. If fertility trends were to stay constant at current levels, for example, the population of Yemen will surpass that of Russia-a country currently seven times its size-by 2050.