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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Yemen from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

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BBC News Profile - Yemen
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Yemen
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Yemen
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Yemen
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

Human Rights Watch - Yemen

News and reports related to human rights.

IEA - Yemen
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).


ITC - Yemen
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Medea - Yemen
Country profile from the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (Medea) with the support of the European Commission.


OHCHR - Yemen
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Yemen
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.

United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Yemen
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata Country Profile - Yemen

Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Yemen
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Yemen
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration.


The following websites have been removed. The links will remain for the time being:


Government of Yemen Portal (in Arabic only)

Central Bank of Yemen


Directory of Government and Commercial Organizations in Yemen

Ministry of Justice
(in Arabic only)

Ministry of Public Health & Population

National Information Center

Includes census data. English site is sparse. More information is available in Arabic.

Yemen Parliament (very incomplete)

Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Yemen" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Yemen" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database

Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Yemen.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Yemen" as the search term.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

SESRIC Statistics and Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Republic of Yemen
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Yemen.

World dataBank

Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)
Projects, operations, resources, and technical assistance from the AFESD. Members of the AFESD are the 21 Arab countries that are members of the League of Arab states (including Yemen).

Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Yemen in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Sana'a, Yemen
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Yemen.

EU's Relations with Yemen

Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Yemen.

G-77 at the United Nations

The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Yemen), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - Yemen
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

League of Arab States
Established in 1945, the Arab League has 22 members (including Yemen). The Arab League promotes the political, economic, cultural, and social interests of member states. Permanent Mission of Yemen to the United Nations (under construction)
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Yemen
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

SESRCIC - Republic of Yemen
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Yemen from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Yemen
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Yemen
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - Yemen
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

U.S. Department of State - Yemen
U.S.-Yemen relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Yemen
World Bank data, projects, and research in Yemen.

World Food Programme - Yemen

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - Yemen (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
UNAIDS - Yemen
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

World Health Organization - Yemen
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Yemen.
    Official site of the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean
    Region Office (WHO-EMRO).
International Crisis Group - Yemen
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Yemen.

United States Central Command - Area of Responsibility (AOR) - Yemen

U.S. Central Command conducts operations to attack, disrupt and defeat terrorism, deter and defeat adversaries, deny access to WMD, assure regional access, strengthen regional stability, build the self-reliance of partner nations’ security forces, and protect the vital interests of the United States within the area of responsibility.

Yemen: Security Assistance

Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Yemen.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Yemen and econom* Yemen and econom*
Yemen and histor* Yemen and histor*
Yemen and politic* Yemen and politic*
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.