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Yemen's urban-rural divide and the utra-localisation of the civil war: workshop proceedings

Hill, Ginny (2017) Yemen's urban-rural divide and the utra-localisation of the civil war: workshop proceedings. Sleiman-Haidar, Ribale (ed.) Middle East Centre, LSE, London, UK.

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Abstract

In 2015, civil war broke out in Yemen, swiftly followed by military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition intended to restore to power the deposed but legitimate government. Yemen was already the poorest country in the Middle East before the start of the fighting, with high levels of food insecurity, infant mortality and child malnutrition, and during the past two years, macroeconomic conditions have severely deteriorated. The majority of Yemenis live in rural areas, yet policy- oriented research and media reporting on the current conflict tend to focus on the situation in major cities. On 29 March 2017, the LSE Middle East Centre convened a workshop to explore the scale of need of Yemen’s population, and to look at the extent to which rural and urban livelihoods were directly affected by the fighting as well as changing market conditions. Eleven specialists on Yemen, including academics, activists and members of the NGO community, presented short papers and contributed to the discussion. Colleagues from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development were also present.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/middleEastCentre/home.aspx
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Collections > Middle East Centre Paper Series
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 16:02
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84177

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