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More than 1,000 days of fighting have turned Yemen into one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Aid workers, journalists, and experts explain little-appreciated realities about the war, and how — just maybe — to help turn things around. Part One (2:20) Old lines and fallen empires Part Two (12:46) The Saudi intervention Part Three (29:34) A few ideas for saving what's left • Produced by Ben Watson. Movie clip: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” CBS Films (2011). Music: "Oud Taksim" and "Isha Prayer" by Glenn Sharp; "Silencer" by Igor Dvorkin/Duncan Pittock/Ellie Kidd; "Rise of Persia" and "Past Life" by Terry Devine-King; "War Effort" and "Tensile" by Paul Mottram; "Outmanned" by Bob Bradley/Matt Sanchez/Paul Clarvis — via Special thanks to Radhiyah Al-Mutawakkil, Elisabeth Kendall, Iona Craig, Aaron Stein and John Arterbury. Read more from our analysis of Yemen at

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