A national currency has the same value nationwide, but in Yemen, that is no longer the case. The currency has different values depending on the banknote's date of printing, its color and design. Such a reality is one of several ordeals created by the war.
Over the last four years, the UN-recognized government has printed currency that altered the look and color of the Yemeni rial banknotes. Such a move has invited daily hurdles for civilians in Yemen, particularly after the Houthis banned the freshly printed bills.