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Yemen is the world's forgotten war

BEIRUT - It's been called the forgotten war - and with good reason.

The war in Syria gets clicks and shares, and the fight to defeat Islamic State is never far from the headlines. But Yemen, a top contender in the devastation and suffering index, often goes unmentioned.

With more than enough global conflict and misery to go around, why should you care about Yemen, a country roughly the size of Texas and tens of thousands of miles away? Here's why:

_It's the world's worst humanitarian disaster

It's true. In a donor conference in April, Antonio Guterres, the U.N.'s secretary-general, described Yemen as "the world's

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