Experts say Yemen is experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history. Warnings from the UN say the death toll from starvation could reach 18.4 million by the end of the year. Why is this happening and what can be done? Maria Armoudian speaks with Charles Schmitz and Hammoud Salhi about the ongoing crisis in Yemen.

Dr. Charles Schmitz is a Professor of Geography at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. Schmitz is an expert on Yemen and is the co-author of Historical Dictionary of Yemen.

Hamoud Salhi is a Professor of Political Science at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Salhi is an expert in Middle East politics.

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