Ayoub Mohammed Ruzaiq (R), 11, and his family members pose for a photograph outside their hut next to a garbage dump where they collect recyclables and food near the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, January 09, 2018. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad
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A sharp rise in the currency of war-torn Yemen Thursday following a $2-billion Saudi bailout sparked hope of relief for millions at risk of famine and reliant on imported food.The Yemen conflict has claimed more than 9,200 lives since Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened to help the government fight rebels in 2015, pushing its frail economy to the brink of total collapse.After Saudi Arabia announced a massive cash injection in the central bank, the Yemeni currency rose 16 percent against the dollar Thursday.Yemen's riyal stood at 215 to the dollar in early 2015 .
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