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Brokering a Ceasefire in Yemen’s Economic Conflict

Alongside the battles over territory, the parties to Yemen’s war are embroiled in fights for control of key parts of the country’s economy.

The latter struggle causes great civilian suffering.

The new UN envoy should make it a central task to achieve an economic truce.

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Principal Findings

What’s new? 

UN-led efforts to broker a ceasefire in Yemen have repeatedly stalled due to a standoff between Huthi rebels and the internationally recognised government over who has authority to control goods, particularly fuel, entering the Red Sea port of Hodeida.

With the conflict escalating, the UN is struggling to make headway.

Why does it matter?

The economy has…

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