RegionMiddle East
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Christian Population1,000
GovernmentTransitional Government
LeaderPresident Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi


Due to the civil war that began in 2015, there are critical shortages of food and water. At least 14 million people are at risk of starvation in Yemen. In this environment, persecution is intense and Islamic extremism has flourished. An estimated 85,000 children have died of malnutrition.

Yemen is an Islamic and clan-based society. Converting to Christianity is seen as betraying one’s clan and new believers are often disowned or killed. If the convert is a woman, the clan may force her into a marriage and pressure her to deny her faith.


“We want to thank everyone in the International body of Christ for praying for the church in Yemen, our country, and for the interest you have in us… We thank our Lord Jesus Christ for His great work and for helping us in all areas, with the humanitarian aid, health, education and other various projects.” – Christian from Yemen.

Our Work

Open Doors provides prayer support for the church in the Arabian Peninsula.

Pray for Yemen

Pray for God’s provision in the famine and for the church to be a light for Christ.

Pray that new believers will remain bold in sharing their faith.

Pray for God’s hand upon Yemen, for healing and an end to the civil war.

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