By: Belqees ChannelSuddenly
Yemeni teacher Khaled Najeeb finds himself in the street with no income after the Saudi-Emirate coalition announced war on innocent Yemeni civilians.After a year and a half of the war, the Yemeni government decided to move the Yemeni Central Bank from Sana’a, which is controlled by the Houthi group, to Aden, the interim capital.
The salaries of about a million and a half public employees have been cut, who together support about five million people.Najeeb is one of those employees whose salary was cut and who was forced to search for another job to support his family of seven.
Najeeb said he searched for a long time for work to protect his family’s dignity after he lost his main income, saying that he couldn’t find any work except in a bakery. However, their living conditions have deteriorated amid the ongoing conflict. Poverty in Yemen jumped from 47 percent of the population living below the poverty line in 2014 to 75 percent by the end of 2019.
“If the fighting continues through 2022, Yemen will rank as the poorest country in the world, with 79 percent of the population living below the poverty line and 65 percent classified as extremely poor”, according to the report Assessing the Impact of War in Yemen on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.