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Meet the Journalist: Maggie Michael

War has raged in Yemen since 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition waged an all-out air campaign against Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who had staged a coup d'état and forced their allies in the legitimate government to flee. With arms deals worth billions of dollars, American and European countries have continued their support for the Saudi-led coalition, despite the mounting death toll of thousands of civilians. As Maggie Michaels reports, millions of civilians have also been caught in grinding cycles of epidemic, starvation, and corruption, a perfect recipe for what has now become the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.