Central banks play an important role in many economies but in Yemen, which has been plagued by a war for more than a year, it is keeping the country from financial collapse and the population from running out of food.
A leading international rights group says all sides fighting in Yemen have left a ''trail of civilian death and destruction'' in the conflict, killing scores of innocent people in what could amount to war crimes.
Months of brutal conflict in Yemen have killed or injured more than 1,000 children, and the number of young people recruited or used as fighters has soared, the United Nations children's agency UNICEF said.
Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels and their army allies have reportedly taken control of the capital of a large desert province along the border with Saudi Arabia, marking a significant gain for the group ahead of Geneva peace talks
More than 1,00,000 people in Yemen have left their homes in search of safety and at least 74 children have been killed since fighting in the country intensified almost two weeks ago, the UN children's agency said.