12 Oct '17, 12am

Amid Crisis, Al Mokha Brings Yemeni Coffee To The United States

Terraced lands growing coffee in Yemen As the conflict in Yemen between a US-backed, Saudi-led military coalition and the Houthi militia enters its third year, life for civilians in the country has never been more dire. The war has already left over 10,000 dead, 40,000 wounded , and more than 3 million displaced , according to United Nations estimates. But while the West has been militarily involved in Yemen for years, with the Bush administration ordering drone strikes there as early as 2002 , only in the past months has concern with the humanitarian crises in the Middle East’s poorest country begun to build to something of a chorus. First, at the end of January, there was the Trump administration’s raid on a rural, central-Yemeni village that cost the lives of 25 civilians including nine children and eight women, in addition to that of a US soldier. The raid is still bei...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/al-mokha-yemen-116906.html?xwBf

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