After more than two years of civil war, famine, and cholera outbreaks, Yemen is facing what observers are calling the worst humanitarian crisis in history. How did it get to this? And what can be done? Maria Armoudian is joined by Charles Schmitz and Hamoud Salhi to discuss the situation in Yemen.

Charles Schmitz is a Professor of Geography at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is an expert on Yemen and the co-author of Historical Dictionary of Yemen (Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East).

Hamoud Salhi is a Professor of Political Science and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a host of SWANA Region Radio on KPFK in Los Angeles.

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