A Yemeni motorcyclist rides past burning tyres in a street during a protest against inflation and the rise of living costs in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taez on October 2, 2018. / AFP / Ahmad AL-BASHA
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Yemen's weak Central Bank is getting a $200 million cash infusion from Saudi Arabia to shore up its reserves after the currency went into free fall, sparking further concerns for the world's worst humanitarian crisis.Yemen's conflict pits a Saudi-led coalition backing the country's internationally-recognized government against the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis. The government controls the south, where its Central Bank is located, while the Houthis control northern Yemen. Ninety percent of Yemen's food and fuel are imported.Using an earlier Saudi deposit of $2 billion dollars, the Central Bank funded imports of food staples, including wheat.
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