The non-payment of salaries for civil servants continued since the Central Bank administration was relocated from the capital, Sana’a, to Aden governorate in August 2016. This has led to the deprivation of more than 1.2 million employees and their dependents from their income sources, resulting in the deterioration of their living standards, decline in public services, and a significant increase in the poverty rate.
The economic crisis was intensified during the month of February 2020, aggravating the living conditions of citizens. The dollar rate rose against the Yemeni riyal; consequently, the prices of foodstuffs rose while the families’ financial resources were limited. Moreover, the countries of the war coalition against Yemen continue to deliberately target the economic facilities that are indispensable for the survival of citizens.
The Saudi-led war coalition countries continued to intransigently seize and restrict the entry of oil and food derivatives ships to Hodeidah port despite obtaining UN licenses to cover the needs of citizens. This has led to higher costs of shipments of imported food and medicine, the formation of stifling fuel crises, tightening the screws on citizens and increasing their suffering. It has also led to a crisis in the operation of hospitals, factories and means of transportation.