A recent report showed that one and a half million Yemeni workers have lost their jobs as a result of the war led by the Houthis and the deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The centre of studies and media said in a report that it published on Sunday entitled “Indicators of the Economy” that 800 construction companies have stopped trading.
The report, which Asharq Al-Awsat obtained a copy of, said that Yemen began 2016 with a record of economic and humanitarian suffering after a year of war and explained that most Yemeni families are in need of humanitarian aid. It also explained that 21 million out of 26 million Yemenis are in need of aid. The system to deliver food and other types of aid has improved during the last three months in comparison to last year, however, some cities where armed conflict is taking place like Taiz in southern Yemen still face difficulty in delivering essential food and are beyond the reach of international relief and humanitarian organisations.