Disputes are worsening over water rights amid the looming water crisis. In a southern village, two deaths were reported as the military intervened to end clashes on new government regulation on well drilling. Meanwhile, gunmen seized schools in north Yemen in the longstanding clashes between Houthi-led rebels and government. The fighting has derailed immunization activities, leading to more reported cases of measles.

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    • Chiden Balmes

      Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.