The Heat: Yemen war

The Heat

Yemen War

The war in Yemen has damaged the country’s infrastructure, crippled its health system, and created a humanitarian crisis.

The United Nations said more than 22 million people are in need of critical help.

Saudi Arabia and an alliance of Muslim states intervened in Yemen’s civil war in 2015 after the Houthis ousted the internationally-backed government in Sanaa.

Since then, more than 10,000 people have been killed, mostly from Saudi-led air strikes. In retaliation, the Houthis have launched dozens of missiles at the kingdom.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for both sides to reach a political settlement to end the war.

To discuss the war in Yemen:

  • Radhya Almutawakel is the chairperson of the Mwatana Organization for Human Rights.
  • Sama’a Al-Hamdani is a Yemen political affairs commentator.
  • Fahad Nazer is a columnist for Arab News.
  • Stephen Seche is a former U.S. ambassador to Yemen and  currently the executive vice president of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.

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