13 Million Poor In Yemen [Archives:1998/51/Local News]

December 21 1998

A seminar on poverty held at Aden University from December 5 to 7 came out with the conclusion that there are nearly 13 million poor in Yemen. According to the UN 1998 annual report, Yemen occupies the 151st position among 174 countries in the level of personal income.
About 80% to 90% of the Yemeni population are low-income people, of which 22% are on the poverty line. A field survey done by one of the participants in this seminar indicated that the monthly income of 50% of Yemeni families does not exceed YR 5,000 (US $ 36).