The following is an excerpt of an article by World section editor Dan Mountain which will feature in our third print issue, to be released on the 15th May.

Find out how to get your own copy of the issue here.

For four years now, civil war has ravaged Yemen.

Thousands have died, while thousands more face a depressing future of famine and disease. Surprisingly, little attention has been paid to a dire situation which has been labelled by the United Nations as the worlds ‘worst humanitarian crisis.’

A number of interwoven political factors, both regional and domestic, explain the humanitarian catastrophe facing Yemen.

Because of the brutality of this civil war, Yemen is now gripped in death and despondency. The UK-based independent research group Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) estimates that causalities number over 60,000. Whilst a further two million are internally displaced, facing the same fate each passing day.

As a result, according to the UN, the conflict is further at risk of plunging into the worst famine in modern history.

Despite numerous efforts, providing much needed relief to the people of Yemen is proving increasingly unfruitful.

Read the rest of this article in the print issue, information on which can be found HERE.


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