A child dies every 12 minutes in Yemen. The civil war in the country, now in its fifth year, has killed more than one-quarter of a million people.

Peace efforts have made little progress and fighting appears to be no closer to an end. 

The United States and some other Western powers continue to support the Saudi-UAE coalition against Houthi rebels.

Every day brings horrific stories of civilian deaths - including women and children - from violence, famine or disease.

A United Nations study identifies 44 million Yemenis, nearly 40 percent of the population, as living in extreme poverty.

A total of 1.6 million children are facing malnutrition. More than one-third of children cannot attend classes.

The war has cost the economy $89bn. 

The UN says Yemen is one of the greatest preventable disasters.

How can we stop the world's worst humanitarian crisis from getting even worse?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Hakim al-Masmari - Political analyst and editor-in-chief of The Yemen Post

Mohammed Jumeh - Member of the National Dialogue Conference in Yemen

Karl Schembri - Norwegian Refugee Council

Source: Al Jazeera News