Yemen, a country with a long history, is considered the fountainhead of Arab civilization, a reputation that has been partly supported by its strategic location for trade. After about 400 years of intermittent occupation by the British and the Turks, the Republic of Yemen emerged from the unification of the traditionalist North Yemen and Marxist South Yemen in 1990. It is still regarded as one of the earliest centers of civilization in the Arab region. Moreover, in modern days it remains embedded in traditions and culture. These tribal and traditional values and customs easily supersede public administration laws. Currently, it is a country with poor infrastructure that poses a challenging environment for governmental outreach efforts and for the delivery of public services.

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