Yemen seen sliding towards breakdown

March 18, 2008 • News

Thanks to Steve Kurtz for this article.

Yemen’s painful struggle to build a modern state may be overwhelmed by rampant population growth, dwindling resources, corruption and internal conflicts.

“I don’t believe there is another nation in the world…that is this close to a population-cum-resources catastrophe,” said Ramon Scoble, a water expert from New Zealand working in Yemen.

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