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Yemen economic catastrophe swallows banks

As the US and UK call for a ceasefire and reconsider military support for the Saudi-backed Yemeni government’s campaign against Houthi rebels, and with fierce fighting now around the strategic Hodeida port, United Nations special envoy Martin Griffiths has underscored the scope of “economic warfare” accompanying hunger for an estimated half of the country’s 30 million people. […]