The conflict in Yemen has claimed over 6,000 lives and displaced more than 2.5 million people, leaving the poorest country in the Middle East on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. The fighting has also acted as a proxy war for competing Shia-ruled Iranian and Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia powers, as well as a battleground for AQAP- the most dangerous branch of al-Qaeda, and ISIS factions. While battles rage on, the Canadian government continues to face criticism for pushing forward with a 14-year, $15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. The Agenda speaks with Belkis Wille, Yemen and Kuwait researcher for Human Rights Watch about, who has just recently returned from Yemen.
Episode:
The Agenda's Story, The Agenda's Week
Aired:
Jun 03, 2016