Yemen currency collapse is ignored epic catastrophe in the way
5/21/2020 11:27:00 PM
الصحوة نت - خاص
The Yemeni Riyal seems to be wanting to overtake the Syrian Lira in collapse. Within the past two months the Riyal has lost almost 12% of its value depreciating from YR 160 to 183 versus the Saudi Riyal.
The continuous unrest and recent coup by separatists in the country's interim capital Aden, the broad-day-light looting of YR 35 billion (roughly USD 5 million) from the central bank last week, the country's shut-down because of coronavirus, the lack of revenues in hard currency and other reasons are hastening the depreciation of the Riyal.
In a world obsessed with coronavirus spread, the issue is not drawing attention and is likely to turn to an epic catastrophe in a country already suffering the world's worse humanitarian crisis.