Almost half of Yemeni in poverty [Archives:2003/05/Local News]

February 4 2003

According to Al-Hayat newspaper, statistics published by the World Bank show that 42 percent of the Yemeni population, which presently stands at 18.5 million, is living under the poverty line.
Yemen is one of the poorest counties of the world, whereby the local per capita average income does not exceed $460 per annum.
The local rate of unemployment is estimated at more than 25 percent.