Selected Articles: Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen. When Will It End?

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Below is a selection of articles on the complicity of the US and the UK in the war in Yemen, negotiating further arms deal with the royal family that only fans the flames of the onslaught in the starving nation. Please share this selection far and wide.

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Three Years of Saudi Bombings: Let’s Call An End to War Profiteering in Yemen

By Catherine Shakdam, March 26, 2018

Three years of an implacable and murderous military campaign that witnessed the death of over 15,000 people – of which mostly unarmed civilians; saw the destruction of civilian infrastructures to the point where Yemen’s health and sanitation systems have all but collapsed; and architected a humanitarian blockade that led to a grand famine and the spread of diseases.

UK Complicit in the Destruction of Yemen. £4.6 billion of UK Weapons to Saudi Arabia Since Beginning of Bombing Campaign

By Andrew Smith, March 26, 2018

The situation has been described by UN agencies as ‘the worst humanitarian crisis in the world’ with over 22 million people in need of assistance. The last year has seen the humanitarian catastrophe getting worse: Save the Children estimates that 50,000 children died in 2017 alone as a result of the crisis.

6,700 More U.S. Missiles for Saudi Arabia to Shoot at Yemeni Kids

By Colonel Ann Wright, March 26, 2018

Following a failed attempt by three senators to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war against Yemen, the State Department announced a sale of 6,700 missiles to Saudi Arabia, Ann Wright reports.

Senate Rejects Ending US Support for Saudi Aggression in Yemen

By Stephen Lendman, March 21, 2018

Already the region’s poorest country, years of war caused the world’s severest humanitarian crisis, over 80% of Yemenis dependent on way inadequate amounts of aid to survive.

US-backed Saudi air, sea and land blockades prevent enough essentials to life from entering the country.

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe: The Lesson the Trump Administration Has Failed to Learn About Yemen

By Eric Eikenberry and Kate Kizer, March 15, 2018

From former Secretary of State John Kerry to his successor, Rex Tillerson, U.S. officials have insisted “this is not our war” and emphasize that a political settlement is the only way to end it. However, U.S. actions – consisting of continuous, unchecked U.S. political and military support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are leading bombing missions that indiscriminately target Yemeni civilians already struggling under Houthi rebel rule – hardly support this position.

Yemen: Peace on the Horizon?

By Andrew Korybko, March 03, 2018

The Houthis and the former President of South Yemen introduced somewhat similar peace proposals for ending the War on Yemen.


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