July 22, 2014
In the long run, reducing the subsidies would be good news for the state budget; they cost about $3 billion last year, or a third of state revenue.
July 17, 2014
Around 40 percent of Yemen's population faces a serious food crisis according to a United Nations report. The UN's sister body UNICEF also said Yemeni children are showing signs of stunting.
July 13, 2014
But reducing subsidies is hard in a country where a third of the population of 25 million lives on less than $2 a day, and this week’s austerity package did not address subsidies.