Rapid Population Growth Threatens Dhamar

February 17, 2012 • Daily Email Recap

Here is a February 16th news-report from Yemen, whose population may increase from 23 million (in 2008) to 61 million in 2035. In the governorate of Dhamar, officials are concerned they can not meet the needs of the rapidly expanding population. See:


Rapid Population Growth Threatens Dhamar
Published on 16 February 2012 in Report
Abdulkareem Al-Nahari (author), Abdulkareem Al-Nahari (photographer)

With a focus on Dhamar governorate’s scarcity of resources, a study released in December 2011 has cautioned against the risks of future population growth there.

The study was conducted by a team from the Gaeneral Secretariat of the National Population Council in collaboration with the Health and Population Council and the Reproductive Health Program.

Funded by the Dutch government, the study, titled “Population, Development and Future Challenges in Dhamar,” stated that further population growth will worsen already deteriorating economic conditions and put increased pressure on service sectors such as education, health, food, energy, water, effectively doubling expenditures.

See here for the rest of the article: http://www.yementimes.com/en/1547/report/423/Rapid-population-growth-threatens-Dhamar.htm

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