INT: Fighting in Yemen is creating a humanitarian crisis

April 6, 2015 6:30 PM

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INT: Fighting in Yemen is creating a humanitarian crisis

BEIRUT--Increasing chaos caused by Saudi-led airstrikes and attacks by Shiite rebels threatens to accelerate refugee flows and cause widespread hunger in Yemen, according to analysts and humanitarian aid workers.

The impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation of 25 million people was struggling with a humanitarian crisis even before the offensive by the rebels, called Houthis, prompted a military intervention last month by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

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