Ethnic Groups: predominantly Arab; but also Afro-Arab, South Asian, European
Languages: Arabic (official) note: a distinct Socotri language is widely used on Socotra Island and Archipelago; Mahri is still fairly widely spoken in eastern Yemen
Government Type: in transition
URGENT is engaged in the following activities within Yemen:
To be a Yemeni is to be Muslim. Converts to Chrisianity are in extreme danger, especially in the south where Al Qauda presides. The ongoing war and plight of the general population has been particularly difficult on Christians. As aid is distributed, typically through a local mosque, Christians are often overlooked. (Source: Open Doors)
Pray for protection over the lives of new believers.
Pray for a growing underground church with leaders who can clearly communicate the gospel message to its members.