Yemen: Famine beckons as donor pledges and peace hopes fall short

Issue 1121 - 04 Mar 2021

Risk Management Report – GSN Risk Grade – F6


PoliticsConflict has for years exacerbated multiple humanitarian crises, pushing Yemen towards the verge of collapse and ‘failed state’ status (GSN’s political risk category F). After President Ali Abdullah Saleh relinquished power after 33 years in February 2012 promises of democracy and stability were never delivered, as President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi inherited a mess of competing and often violent factions, which he failed to harness. Southern secessionists have continued to build momentum, while war has afforded opportunities to jihadist groups such as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Islamic State (IS or Daesh).

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