O' Brien said that only 24% of the .1 billion needed for humanitarian aid in the country had so far been pledged, and he urged the international community to take immediate action to avert catastrophe."Crisis not coming, it is not looming," he said.
NB *This is the unedited paper as given at the Oslo conference.
I will one more time take up this old discussion, for the sake of my anthropological field material from Aden, Southern Yemen,  which I find difficult to organise according to a tradition/modern dichotomy.
Since anthropological Yemeni studies have in the last decades concentrated on the Northern Yemeni tribal society and other areas of 'anthropological archaity',  very little has been written on urban areas, not to mention the South in general.
In a survey of 921 Omanis aged 18 to 60, al-Mahrooqi’s research centre found that 83% were against arranged marriage.
More than a love marriage, young Omanis want a “compatible marriage,” al-Mahrooqi says.