Yemen has seen its fair share of flags throughout its time. Even today there are several flags representing different factions inside the country.
The current flag of Yemen is the horizontal tri-colour of black, white and red which are the colours of pan Arabism, also shared with Egypt and Syria. This flag first made its appearance as the flag of Arab nationalism after the 1952 Egyptian revolution. This same flag also had an influence on the previous flags of Yemen prior to 1990.
From 1967 to 1990 Yemen was split into two nations: The Yemen Arab Republic in the north and the People’s Democratic Republic in the south.
According to the official description, the red represents unity and bloodshed of the martyrs, the white for a bright future and the black for a dark past.