The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, says Saudi Arabia’s devastating war in Yemen is hindering efforts to save children from acute malnutrition and deaths caused by preventable diseases.
- Jan 04, 2017
Overview: As a result of ongoing civil war and the Saudi-led military intervention, normal economic activity in Yemen has ground to a halt and the country now faces the real prospect of famine. Revenues from oil exports, which previously accounted for roughly 70% of Yemen’s national budget, have stopped completely. The country’s electricity production has become anaemic, which, coupled which a nationwide fuel shortage, has led to dozens of major factories and hundreds of smaller ones closing down, putting hundreds of thousands of people out of work. Most foreign companies and international organizations have suspended operations and have withdrawn both capital and personnel.
- Dec 31, 2016