Inside Story

Is the world failing Yemen?

Yemenis mark the eighth anniversary of the revolution which toppled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Millions of Yemenis saw an opportunity for change in 2011.

Protesters inspired by the Arab Spring demanded the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

He eventually stepped down after three decades in power, but hopes of democracy soon faded.

Four years of civil war has led to what the United Nations calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis – with widespread famine, disease and suffering.

What are the hopes for peace in Yemen?

Presenter: Elizabeth Puranam


Hakim Almasmari – Political and military mediator, and editor in chief of the Yemen Post

Karl Schembri – Regional media adviser in the Middle East, Norwegian Refugee Council

Sama’a Al-Hamdani – Yemen political analyst; visiting fellow at Georgetown University