According to the Financial Times:
Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, is racked by corruption, rapid population growth, chronic unemployment, an insurgency in the north, a secessionist movement in the south, water shortages, a flourishing al-Qaeda presence, and heavily armed tribes.
Remember how Janice in this Friends clip had such an annoying paint peeling voice that Chandler was ready to go to Yemen? Kinda reminds me of an ex-Alaskan governor. Hello Yemen.