The Saudi Assault on Yemen
Within the escalating proxy war in Yemen between Saudi Arabia and Iran, there is conflicting news about the Saudi-led coalition’s current military assault on the port city of al-Hudaydah (Hodeidah). The United Nations calls Yemen the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Three-quarters of Yemen’s population require aid and protection: 16 million Yemenis lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation; 17 million are food insecure - at risk of starvation; and over 16 million lack access to adequate healthcare. Many human rights observers want more attention paid to the “catastrophic” humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict. We’ll get analysis from Yemen expert, Sheila Carapico. She’s political science professor at the University of Richmond.