Due to war, Yemen’s poverty increased from 47% of the population in 2014 to a projected 75%.
War ravaged Yemen is on track to become the poorest country in the world if the conflict continues, according to a report from the United Nations.
“If fighting continues until 2022, Yemen will be rated as the world’s poorest nation, with 79% of the population living below the poverty line and 65% listed as extremely poor,” according to the United Nations Development Programme report, published on Wednesday.
It is to be noted that Yemen is the poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula.
Violence has killed tens of thousands of people, mainly civilians, driving Yemen to the brink of starvation.
It has also displaced millions and left nearly two-thirds of the population to look for aid.