Yemen’s Economic Collapse Has the Potential to Kill Yemenis More Than Violence: NRC


“With the Yemeni riyal falling to its lowest value in history, millions of people are struggling in Yemen to survive,” the Norwegian Refugee Council said, considering the economic downturn threatening life in Yemen.

The Norwegian Council said in a press release today that the devaluation of the Yemeni currency is accompanied by a significant rise in the prices of commodities, which makes millions of people unable to buy enough food that meets their daily needs.

The war in Yemen in its fourth year has a disproportionate impact on civilians, with more than 60,000 dead and wounded, and more than three million displaced as a result of the clashes, airstrikes, and the drop of Yemen’s economy, the statement said.

“This economic collapse has the potential to kill Yemenis more than violence,” said Mohamed Abdi, director of the Norwegian Refugee Council in Yemen.

“Small concessions from the parties to the conflict are not enough to prevent Yemen from reaching the point of no return. It is time for the parties in the conflict and those who have the power to engage in a meaningful process to put an end to this senseless war.”

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