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Why is Yemen at war?

Confused about Yemen’s war? We explain the complicated conflict that’s sparked the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.

Confused, overwhelmed or out of touch with the news?

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Our brand new show gives you the big picture and breaks down all the important stories, from trade wars to Tesla.

The first episode explains the complicated war in Yemen.

A conflict with many players, it includes armed groups inside the country but also regional rivals like Saudi Arabia and Iran.

And it is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Nearly 24 million Yemenis – the population of Australia – need aid to survive.

So, how did things get so bad? And is there a way out?