Middle East

Yemen crisis: Why is there a war?


The conflict in Yemen has been described as one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of our time.
Millions of Yemenis are now dependent on humanitarian aid, and the UN is warning that a famine is in the making. How did Yemen get to this point?

Saudi Arabia’s air campaign against Houthi extremists has caused massive civilian casualties and exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Jon Alterman of CSIS Middle East Program and Kimberly Flowers of CSIS Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Project explain What’s Happening in Yemen.

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