BBC 22 Nov 2018 An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from acute malnutrition in three years of war in Yemen, a leading charity says.
The number is equivalent to the entire under-five population in the UK’s second largest city of Birmingham, Save the Children adds.
The UN warned last month that up to 14m Yemenis are on the brink of famine.
It is trying to revive talks to end a three-year war which has caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Yemen has been devastated by the conflict. Fighting escalated in 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition launched an air campaign against the Houthi rebel movement which had forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad.
Here is our powerful NJ senator’s comments on the crisis.
Se. Menendez “I do, however, share the concerns of the majority of my Senate colleagues regarding the conduct of the Saudi-led Coalition’s operations – the unacceptable scale of civilian casualties, the severity of the humanitarian crisis,”
Menendez a powerful department of war chairman then voted to keep the support in March 2018 which includes blowing up children in school buses and indiscriminate attacks on civilians who are not for the war.
Today the Senate voted on whether to open debate on legislation that would remove the U.S. military from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which is currently the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
Yemen is now the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, according to the UN, and the statistics are stunning:
– A population the size of Florida, over 22 million people, are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
– Every 10 minutes, a child under the age of 5 dies due to preventable disease.
– Yemen is home to the world’s largest and fastest-growing cholera outbreak ever recorded. More than 1 million people in Yemen have contracted cholera, over 2,000 – most of them children – have died.
– The UN has called conditions in Yemen “apocalyptic” and warns that we will see a famine of biblical proportions if the war does not end soon.
I was an early cosponsor of this bill because I don’t believe Congress has provided the necessary authorization to help the Saudis fight a war that is killing more civilians than combatants. The vote failed, but I will continue to push to end U.S. support of this disastrous war, and seek ways alleviate this humanitarian crisis.
BTW all Yemenis are not all Muslims.
Jewish Wedding in Yemen. TETO and non acronym WOW! That headpiece looks heavy.
Yes we understand the dynamics of proxy wars. Remember Vietnam. The real question is should we say not since WWII this is Humanities biggest Black Eye or Humanity’s Black Eye?
Submitted by: Fernando Lopez. Underpaid Freelancer.
How about Hannity’s black eye?
Hey that groom would make a great Shylock!
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Oops. I meant: No shit Sherlock! He does look a bit sinister.
No No No! “Sinister” Shylock was the pound of flesh guy in Merchant of Venice you dingbat!
Say did you know that the Italian word for left handed is “Sinistra” Based on the Latin root and poossibly that Salvadoran Reagan gang Sinistras!
No! those were the Contras! I give up!