The Heat: Saudi-led war in Yemen

The Heat

Yemen War

The numbers are staggering. According to the United Nations nearly 19 million people need humanitarian assistance. About half of them need help, desperately. 

Between March 2015 and the end of last month air strikes from the Saudi-led coalition are reportedly the leading cause of civilian casualties, including countless children. Since the start of the conflict, more than 10-thousand people have been killed, with millions driven from their homes. Now comes a report that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Defense Minister may want out of Yemen.

For more, CGTN’s Adel el-Mahrouky in Abu Dhabi.

To discuss the war in Yemen:

  • Baraa Shiban is Yemeni, and focuses on the Middle East and North Africa for the human rights group Reprieve
  • Fahad Nazer an international affairs fellow at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and a Consultant to the Saudi embassy
  • Catherine Shakdam, a Middle East political analyst and the program director at the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies
  • Stephen Seche is a former United States Ambassador to Yemen and currently the Executive Vice President of The Arab Gulf States Institute

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