Yemen civil war: Saudi expulsion of Yemeni workers swells Houthi ranks | The Independent12 Marzo 2018
Exclusive: Riyadh’s economic reforms may be fuelling Yemen’s conflict as Houthi rebels and al-Qaeda view influx of jobless young men as prime recruitment opportunity
“Welcome home to the labourers returning from Saudi Arabia. You still have a job: defending the nation on our military bases.”
So declared Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi rebels’ de facto government, in a recent al Thawra newspaper article published in Sanaa.
It barely seems possible, but Yemen – a country that has come apart at the seams since the outbreak of civil war three years ago – is facing a new crisis.
As a result of reforms to Saudi labour laws designed to tackle the country’s high levels of unemployment, hundreds of thousands of illegal migrant workers have been deported from the Kingdom since November last year.
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